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Lutheran Care builds sector capacity by hosting Three Pillars of Transforming Care, Train the Trainer

Foster carers and LC staff at Three Pillars training. The Lutheran Care logo appears in the bottom right hand corner.

Lutheran Care builds sector capacity by hosting Three Pillars of Transforming Care, Train the Trainer

Over three days in October, Lutheran Care together with Dr Howard Bath, hosted participants from several agencies to train trainers in Three Pillars of Transforming Care.

Three Pillars of Transforming Care is a framework based on researched evidence, current clinical perspectives and years of direct experience with children and young people with complex needs and challenging behaviours in Australia, Europe, Canada and the United States. It was developed by Dr Bath and Diana Booswell, who both have extensive backgrounds as practitioners and researchers in out of home care.

Lutheran Care’s Therapeutic Practitioner and two Foster Care Case Workers attended alongside participants from Anglicare SA, Key Assets SA and Plan and Grow WA. The group came together at Lutheran Care’s purpose-built training space to share three days of learning evidenced theory and practicing its applications.

Lutheran Care believes our communities are stronger when each and every person feels included and cared for. We’re proud to play our part in ensuring that children and young people are supported to thrive and we are committed to bringing agencies together for collaborative learning, increasing the skills and the capacity of the whole sector.

Our dedication to learning and enhancement will persist as this is a fundamental right to any child or young person. We believe it does take a village to raise a child and we are proud to partner with a strong and passionate village of carers, their families and sector partners who align with our vision.

“We really uphold opportunities for sector-wide collaboration,” Lutheran Care Foster Care Training Coordinator Stephen says.

“Meeting and learning alongside colleagues from other agencies is a rich and valuable experience that we are proud to host.”

Three Pillars of Transforming Care is designed for those who live or work with children and young people who have been exposed to various forms of severe adversity. The course is designed to help grow the caregiver’s ability to understand, support, nurture, mentor and provide limits for children and young people whose needs and behaviours can be complex and challenging.

We wish all participating agencies and newly accredited trainers the best as they take their learning and skills back to their communities in continual support of families and children and young people.

“I loved the course and felt it is really relevant to my role as a social worker providing support to foster carers. The course was interesting and Howard presented in a way that all participants were able to adjust the knowledge to their audience.” – Foster Care Case Worker