Ten Tips for working with children & young people in care

We took some time out to chat to Billy Black, a young person who works with the CREATE Foundation to promote and advocate for children and young people in care. In these short clips, Billy offers some tips to OOHC caseworkers and managers. Her advice and experiences reflect the voices of many other kids in care who are looking to improve the system and build better relationships with the adults in their lives.

INTRODUCTION

GET TO KNOW CREATE

GOOD CASEWORK MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU THINK

HAVE DEEPER CONVERSATIONS

DON'T READ CASE FILE NOTES BEFORE YOU MEET A YOUNG PERSON

YOUR ABILITY TO BE A FRIEND CAN HAVE A LIFETIME IMPACT

LOW EXPECTATIONS HINDER GOOD RELATIONSHIPS

YOU'RE AN ADVOCATE, NOT A DICTATOR

STIGMA & STEREOTYPES SUCK

EMPHASISE THE POSITIVE

ASK A YOUNG PERSON ABOUT THE CARE SYSTEM - YOU'D BE SURPRISED

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