15 December 2021

Partnering with purpose – implementing the CARE model to improve outcomes for kids.

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Life Without Barriers is supporting Big Brown House to implement the CARE model into their organisation.

CARE is an evidence-based practice model used by staff in all aspects of their work with children and families to create the conditions for children and young people to thrive. It provides carers and staff working in child protection with the knowledge and skills to understand trauma and know how to respond to the impact of trauma on a child’s development.

Key to the approach is creating safe and supportive environments, inclusive of family, community and culture. CARE was developed at the Residential Child Care Project at Cornell University, and Life Without Barriers is now the partner agency in Australia.

“We are excited about working together in changing lives for the better and recently commenced the CARE Leadership Retreat with Big Brown House in their first step towards implementation of the CARE model.”, Executive Lead, Rob Ryan said.

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Chris Brown, Chief Executive Officer at Big Brown House, said; “Our mission at Big Brown House is to respond to the needs of the community through high quality person-centred services that support children, young people and families to reconnect and thrive.

"The CARE model enables us to create the conditions for children, young people and families to feel connected and empowered, and create a sense of inclusion and belonging.

"We are looking forward to this partnership with Life Without Barriers and Cornell University, to improve outcomes for the children and families we support.”


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