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1 Aboriginal children in out-of home care: Caring for our kids Barry Lenihan Peter Jones The role of capacity building in Transition

2 PartnershipProgressCapacity The role of capacity building in Transition

3 A.B.S.E.C. Dating Agency

4 Our Agency Values That all Aboriginal Kids will be connected to community and cared for by Aboriginal Carers, supported by Aboriginal Staff in an Aboriginal Community controlled Organisation

5 About A.B.S.E.C. Small Aboriginal Peak formed to strengthen links between Aboriginal child and family service provider agencies and to support the organisations to provide effective and high quality services for children and young people. Also known to give advice, consultation and advocacy from time to time.

6 How to Apply Call 9559 5299 or 9281 8822 Submit survey Fill out Profile A.B.S.E.C. expert matchmakers link you up Its that easy!

7 On our books… Single! Aboriginal! Enthusiastic!

8 Ideal Partner Cultured Likes to plan Qualified and Experienced Has strong values Can handle open relationships

9 Looking For Entity not yet established Young Aboriginal agency Older more established Aboriginal agency A long term relationship Something discreet Casual relationship

10 Please complete Aboriginal Non- Aboriginal Relationship Status Occupation Willing to Commit Located within 100kms or willing to re-locate Willing to sign Pre Nuptial

11 Please complete Qualifications Size Has Children Wants more Children Family orientated

12 Interests Learning about new Cultures Giving support Receiving support

13 Introduction Tips First Date - take a friend - meet in a safe place - talk about yourselves - share your vision

14 Engagement R I

15 Marriage

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17 PartnershipProgressCapacity

18 Seven Aboriginal agencies with (provisional) accreditation and placements

19 All seven plan to grow in their areas

20 Four plan to expand into other areas

21 One agency with provisional accreditation will take placements

22 Three agencies will seek independent accreditation

23 Eight partnerships in development

24 Discussions with communities and agencies in four areas

25 PartnershipProgressCapacity

26 Developing Capacity OOHC Service delivery intensive, complex and particular Organisations at very different levels in providing services Identified need to properly assess organisations capacities and developmental needs to properly support them AbSec developing tool with Matrix on Board to guide capacity assessment for new agencies

27 CARD – Capacity Assessment Review and Development Tool

28 Triangulation

29 Elements

30 Capacity Matrix Key Strengths Development required Important Less Important

31 AbSec www.absec.org.auwww.absec.org.au Barry capacity@absec.org.aucapacity@absec.org.au Pete accreditation@absec.org.auaccreditation@absec.org.au Thank You C a l l m e ! x x


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