New partnership helps young Queenslanders

1 Mar 2019
Mick Austin Key Assets QLD Director, Professor Karen Moritz, Dr Natasha Reid and Rob Ryan Key Assets CEO Australia 

UQ’s Child Health Research Centre is partnering with not-for-profit agency Key Assets to develop a new treatment program for children with neurodevelopmental impairments, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

The innovative screening, assessment and diagnostic approach aims to enable early identification of impairments and provide appropriate support for some of Queensland’s most vulnerable children and young people.

CHRC Research Fellow Dr Natasha Reid welcomed the new partnership.

"We are excited about our partnership with Key Assets as they are a group of people who are passionate and dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people.

“We look forward seeing what we are going to be able to achieve together." 

Key Assets provides services across Australia and internationally to children, young people and their families.

The agency has a key focus on children in foster care and young people with disabilities.

Key Assets CEO Rob Ryan said she was excited about the opportunity to partner with CHRC.

“The partnership with CHRC is a reflection of Key Assets’ commitment to investing in the community for change,” she said.

“It will allow us to utilise evidence-based research and on the ground expertise to test impact and find the best possible outcomes for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.”

The new partnership coincides with the establishment of Allied Outcomes, Key Assets’ pioneering Allied Health service.

Allied Outcomes aims to increase access to timely and affordable occupational therapy, speech therapy and psychology services for children and young people in foster care in Queensland.

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