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Helping Adoptive Children Thrive At School With Renée Carter CEO

Episode Summary

Renée shares what she's learned working with adoptive parents so that you can advocate for your child at school and they can thrive.

Episode Notes

Renée Carter is the CEO of Adopt Change, which also operates the program My Forever Family NSW. Renée is also a member of the Institute Advisory Group for the independent research centre Institute of Open Adoption Studies (The University of Sydney) and is Vice Chair of the NSW Committee on Adoption and Permanent Care (COAPC).

Renée is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has a strong background in communications and executive management, along with board level experience in corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Her experience includes three years as Chair of charity Child Abuse Prevention Service (CAPS), an organisation focused on early intervention, education and support of families and communities; and Managing Director of corporate communications specialists Designate Group.

Renée is passionate about influencing child welfare policy and practice to deliver timely and effective outcomes for children so they can have better childhood experiences and a brighter future, by garnering community, sector and government support.

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Adopt Change believe that every child has the right to grow up in a safe, nurturing and permanent family home, and that all families need the appropriate supports for children to thrive.

Adopt Change work towards every child and young person having access to a safe, nurturing and stable family upbringing. They recognise the impact of childhood trauma, and provide a number of services and education so that children and families can be supported and thrive. They also work with government, sector and community to seek changes to legislation and policies to better provide for children and families.

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