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Early parenthood and out-of-home care: placements, supports and services

Interview participants are needed for a study exploring the need for, and availability of, supports and services for young parents who are in, or have recently exited out-of-home care in New South Wales. 

Interviews will last approximately one hour and will explore:

  • Training, service and support needs of young parents, carers, and practitioners
  • Availability, strengths, and weaknesses of different placement types
  • Policies, practices and planning for young parents and their children

The study is being conducted by:

  • Associate Professor Amy Conley Wright, Director, Institute of Open Adoption Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney
  • Dr Sheelagh Daniels-Mayes, Lecturer and Researcher, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney
  • Dr Rebekah Grace, Director, Centre for Transforming early Education and Child Health (TeEACH), School of Nursing & Midwifery, Western Sydney University
  • Amy Gill, PhD candidate, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney

Ethics Approval Number: 2019/939

Eligibility

This study seeks the views of NSW residents who are:

  • Young parents with an out-of-home care experience (ages 18-25)
  • Foster or kinship carers who have supported young parents in care, and/or
  • OOHC sector workers who have supported young parents with a care experience

How to participate

Interviews can be done over the phone, or at a location of your choosing if feasible.

For more information or to organise an interview, please contact:

Amy Gill by sms: 0420268146 or email: agil7987@uni.sydey.edu.au