LIFE AFTER CARE: THE LIFE HISTORIES OF THOSE WHO LEFT INSTITUTIONAL AND OTHER FORMS OF OUT-OF-HOME CARE, 1945-1989

Grant number: LP0561704

Abstract

This project, developed in close collaboration with the Industry Partner, MacKillop Family Services, will examine the impact of having been in out-of-home care for the subsequent identities and life histories of successive generations of care leavers. While focused on Catholic institutions in Victoria, it will provide more general insights into the role of church-based children's homes. Based on archival and oral history methods, it will also be an opportunity for those who experienced care to tell the story of life after leaving care.

University of Melbourne Researchers