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Short films aim to debunk misconceptions about foster care Image

Short films aim to debunk misconceptions about foster care

  • Sep 20, 2018

In recognition of Foster and Kinship Care Week 2018 (9-15 September), Catholic Care Social Services Hunter Manning launched two short films aimed at debunking misconceptions and reinforcing the importance of foster care in our community. The compelli…

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Super Dad - local legend a pillar of strength Image

Super Dad - local legend a pillar of strength

  • Sep 03, 2018

It was great to see one of CatholicCare’s foster carers on the front page of the Newcastle Weekly – and just before Father’s Day.   The article talks about Craig and his wife Caroline who fostered Jessica from the day she was born, then her brother…

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Young People, Social Media and Mental Health Image

Young People, Social Media and Mental Health

  • Sep 03, 2018

Adolescence and young adulthood are critical times for the development of mental health problems. Research has found that half of all lifetime mental health disorders emerge by age 14 and three-quarters by age 24, and can lead to impaired academic ac…

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The influence of mindset and coping on psychological attributes in athletes

  • Aug 07, 2018

I’m member of the Diocese of Maitland’s Human Resources team and when I first started in HR, I experienced performance anxiety when speaking in public or doing training workshops – this is because I am a natural introvert. However, over time and prac…

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Becoming a successful step-parent

  • Aug 04, 2018

Q   I’ve just moved in with my partner and his two children; both girls, aged ten and 13. I’ve never had children on my own and I don’t want to replace their mother but I do want to build a relationship with them. My partner would like us to parent t…

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What are you doing to care for you?

  • Aug 04, 2018

Most adults have a car, right? Functioning without one would be hard. I’m sure we can all agree that none of us would want that car to break down. Not only is it usually a costly exercise but one that creates massive inconvenience in our home and wor…

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