Podcast by Kinship Carers Victoria
Coronavirus and kinship carers
Director of Kinship Carers Victoria (KCV) Anne McLeish talks about the challenges faced by kinship carers during the COVID-19 lockdown and how they and the young people in their care have been coping.
Sleep and wellbeing
In this podcast on sleep and wellbeing, KCV spoke to psychologist Dr Melissa Weinberg, Honorary Fellow from the Dept of Psychology at Deakin University. Dr Weinberg discusses the effects sleeping poorly or well can have on a person's physical and psychological health and suggests tips on how carers can improve their patterns of sleep and those of the children or young people in their care.
Dr Sanjiv Chopra is a professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School, a best-selling author and sought-after motivational speaker, who is often referred to as a ‘happiness guru’.
In an episode of The Bucket Podcast (at thebucket.com) broadcast on 10 October 2019, Dr Chopra spoke about his book, The Two Most Important Days: How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Happy and Healthy Life.
This KCV podcast draws both on the contents of his book and that Bucket Podcast to present evidence on how happiness can be a choice in our lives.
KCV longitudinal study report
Kinship Carers Victoria recently released the eight report on their longitudinal study of kinship carer families. In this podcast, Director of KCV Anne McLeish discusses why the study was established as well as providing an analysis of the latest report findings, which show that, for the most part, kinship care arrangements for the families in the study continue to be stable.
The health of children in kinship care
The health of children in kinship care is of primary concern. Resources must continually be put into finding ways to improve health care outcomes for children in out of home care. In this podcast KCV speaks with Dr Karen McLean pediatrician with the Pathway to Good Health Clinic, the Sleep Disorders Clinic, the Royal Children's Hospital, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the Department of Pediatrics with the University of Melbourne.
The roles that grandparents play - survey report
Grandparents Victoria has just released a report of a survey titled 'The Roles That Grandparents Play'. Director of GPV, Anne McLeish, speaks about the reason for conducting the survey and about the findings, which highlight the varying roles grandparents play within Victorian families and the community.