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Webinar: Preparing young people to leave care during COVID-19

May 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Presenters: Philip Mendes and Jacinta Waugh

Wednesday 27 May 2020, 1:00–2:00pm AEST. Find your time zone.

Young people leaving care face many challenges. We have explored these in past webinars, looking at young people’s experiences of leaving care and how they could be better supported by extending care. In the wake of COVID-19, there is growing concern that young people leaving care will face even greater challenges.

This webinar will reflect on past CFCA presentations and current responses in considering what may help support young care leavers during this pandemic. Recognising the increased risks of social isolation and psychological stress, presenters will discuss strategies to strengthen young people’s social capital and improve their social and emotional wellbeing.

This webinar is of interest to policy makers and practitioners working with young people across a range of sectors, including out-of-home care, aftercare, mental health, education, employment, homelessness and housing.