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School counsellors and young people in care

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Hay, I and Cuskelly, K, School counsellors and young people in care, Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 16, (1) pp. 106-118. ISSN 1037-2911 (2006) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Protocols recently introduced by state education authorities require guidance and school counsellors to collaborate with other school personnel to develop Individual Education Support PlafM for students in the care of the state. Of the more than 20,000 young people in care in Australia, the majority are in foster home placements due to previous maltreatment or neglect by their parents. Young people in care are a diverse, vulnerable and, at times, challenging cohort of students who typically have academic, psychologkaL behavioural, social, and friendship difficulties - and for some, ongoing mental health issues. This article reviews the characteristics allied with young people in care as well as procedures and strategies school counsellors can consider that facilitate more positive outcomes for these students.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Educational Counselling
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:School/Institution
Objective Field:School/Institution Policies and Development
Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
ID Code:60744
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-02-17
Last Modified:2010-05-04
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