Family reunion after substance use issues REF CU000638

Would you like to use your lived experience to inform health professional’s approach towards the support needed for parents who have had their child/ren removed after substance use issues? Have you been bought back together with your child/ren after them going into out-of-home care?

Applications close: Friday 21st July 2017

 About the project

This project looks at the needs of parents who have had their child/ren removed from their care due to substance use (e.g., alcohol, illicit and/or prescription drugs) issues.

This research looks at further understanding the support needed for parents before, during and after being bought back together with their child/ren; whilst also addressing the health and safety of the child/ren. 

About the position

We are looking for four parents who have successfully/ or are going through the process of being reunited with their children following removal due to substance use issues, to have input and provide advice on a research project.

What am I expected to do?

  • Provide a “lived experience” perspective of the needs of the family in being bought back together after their children have been removed from their care due to substance use
  • Provide input/ideas and feedback on the research
  • Advise researchers on how they can connect with people to include in the study 

What skills or experience do I need?

No research skills are required, just an open mind and be willing to share your personal experiences and ideas with the research team

When are meetings held?

Involvement is needed as soon as possible with 2 meetings, which will go for 2 hours each over the next 6 months

How long am I expected to be involved?

Involvement will be through till the end of the year.

Where will meetings be held?

The Edith Cowan University Campus in Joondalup

What support is offered?

An honorarium of $30 per hour is offered. Training is available from the Consumer and Community Health Research Network

Applications close: Friday 21st July 2017