Acknowledgment from Dr Kay Ayre
Govind, my sincere thanks for your inspiration, guidance and friendship. To all the heroes making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people, this book is for you.
Acknowledgment from Dr Govind Krishnamoorthy
Thank you Kay for your wisdom, patience and generosity. Thank you to my family for their sacrifices and giving me the opportunities they never had. I dedicate this book to my two girls.
We offer special thanks to Mr Adrian Stagg and Miss Nikki Andersen and members of the Open Educational Practice community for their invaluable support.
Acknowledgment of country
The authors wish to acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to the land, culture and community. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live and work, and where the book was written. We acknowledge the cultural diversity of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to Elders past, present and future. We celebrate the continuous living cultures of First Australians and acknowledge the important contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have and continue to make in Australian society.