Latest Updates

Latest Updates

Foster and Kinship Carers Excellence Awards 2019

The Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Awards were recently held throughout the Northern Territory to recognise and celebrate the dedication, commitment and achievements of foster and kinship carers and the enormous contribution they make to the

For when your teens turn to adults - sortli App has been launched!

For those of you who know the rollercoaster of raising a teenager in your home, you will know some of the struggles that they have as they turn 18.

Facebook Live - Katherine Connection

For the first time in Facebook Live history we held a live Q&A Facebook Stream in Katherine on Wednesday 25 September 2019.

FASD Champion Megan Brown

Our wonderful foster carer Megan Brown, based in Alice Springs is a big advocate for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). She raises awareness of FASD by running two Facebook pages while also raising funds for FASD too. 

What are Carer Parent Group's all about?

“I like coming to Carer Parent Group as we get to connect with other carers and it’s nice to have a casual morning to break up the week. It’s good to have a coffee and a chat, especially when life is so busy with kids.

Want to join our Board of Directors?

Help drive strategic change for foster and kinship carers and make a difference for children in care.

ONLINE TRAINING: Supporting someone with diagnosed or suspected Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Get up to speed on all things FASD. This is a NO blame, NO shame course run by professionally qualified parents who have experience of FASD. Running for 6 weeks, this training will cover:

Foster and Kinship Carers Week and Carer Parent Group Launch in Alice Springs

Alice Springs hosted a morning tea to celebrate our carers for Foster and Kinship Carers week and to launch the Carer Parent Group. The event was held on Saturday 14 of September and was very well received by those who attended.

Meetings matter

No matter the purpose of your meeting with Territory Families – whether it’s as simple as meeting a new case manager or whether it’s for a more complex reason, our Advocates and Carer Support Officers are able to attend and support you at these me

Hot cars in the Red Centre! A good news story

Marieanna Hammond one of our Alice Springs foster carers was the lucky winner of the Red Centre NATS competition run by Yeperenye Shopping Centre.

National Foster and Kinship Care Conference – Perth

Earlier in September, Operations Manager Cheryl Schmidt, Advocate Monalisa Fungalei, Carer Support Officer Izzy Bellomo and Chair of FKCA’s Board Kay Eade attended the National Foster and Kinship Care Conference in Perth.

What is Sensory Processing?

A brief explanation is this is the process that organises sensations from your body and the environment. Specifically it deals with how the brain processes multiple sensory inputs, i.e.

Meet your Carer Advisory Group Connect Group Leader - Ricky & Sue McElroy

We have been carers for around 9 years starting as emergency carers, which has blossomed out!  We became carers because we could see a huge need and knew we had something to offer.

How often does a full grocery bag of food only cost you $10?

How often does a full grocery bag of food only cost you $10?

Our sector forums summary

As the peak body for foster and kinship carers in the Northern Territory, we are committed to giving our carers and partner organisations the opportunity to share their unique perspectives around foster and kinship care.

Our Advocates are now fully qualified in Mediation and Government Investigations 

Congratulations to our Northern Region Advocate Monalisa Fungalei for having been assessed for achieving competency in the Community Justice Centre (NT) Practical Mediations Skill course in accordance with the Australian Mediation Standards.

Foster and Kinship Carers Association NT forums

We invite you to our Foster and Kinship Carers annual sector forums in Darwin and Alice Springs. 

Self-Care for Foster and Kinship Carers

Being a foster or kinship carer is a big commitment and there are many challenges and hurdles that you may encounter. Taking good care of yourself is necessary for you, the child and your family.

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