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Towards the development of a national agenda for early childhood : submission to the Commonwealth Task Force on Child Development, Health and Wellbeing / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Carbone, Stephen.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpub. 2003; Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2003 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Early childhood is a crucial period in human development, during which the foundations for future wellbeing are established. In its mission of working for an Australia free of poverty, the Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges the importance of providing comprehensive services and supports to children and their parents during these critical early years, not just for their immediate benefits, but also to prevent the development of future difficulties. At present, early childhood services across Australia are characterised by a lack of integration and coordination (OECD 2001). Three levels of government, operating through a number of program areas (e.g. health, community services, education) are involved in policy, funding and regulation and a range of providers are responsible for services. This has led to a service system that is fragmented and hard to navigate. In addition, not everyone finds equal value in the use of existing antenatal and early childhood services. Often those who could most benefit from these services, to help moderate the effects of the stressful or disadvantaged environments in which they live, have less access, or experience a service response that is insensitive, or fails to meet their needs (Ochiltree 1999). Specific efforts are required to create antenatal and early childhood services, which better address the needs of ALL children and parents, particularly those who are more vulnerable. It is also vital that these services are better linked to each other and to other service systems. In our role as a provider of innovative early childhood services and as a research organisation with a strong focus on children and disadvantage, the Brotherhood of St Laurence welcomes the consultation paper and strongly endorses the development of a National Agenda for Early Childhood. This national framework is urgently required in order to demonstrate Australia’s commitment to our children and to provide a clear ‘road-map’ for promoting better outcomes for Australia’s children and their families. Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Demands for childcare and household labour supply in Australia. /

by Doiron, Denise | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Kalb, Guyonne.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2004Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2004 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: (1)

Cultural diversity and curriculum design : a professional development handbook. /

by Christofis, Lee.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Office of Preschool and Child Care, Victoria 1993Description: 50 p.Notes: Produced by the Office of Preschool and Child Care, Victorian Government Department of Health and Community Services in conjunction with the Free Kindergarten Association Multicultural Resource Centre Missing 7/07/2009Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Early childhood case studies /

by Rogers, Rosemary | Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC).

Publisher: Northcote, Vic. Secretariat for National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care 2004Description: 49 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)
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Breaking cycles, building futures : promoting inclusion of vulnerable families in antenatal and universal early childhood services : a report on the first three stages of the project. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Carbone, Stephen | Department of Human Services | Fraser, Alex | Ramburuth, Rasika | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Department of Human Services 2004Description: x, 116 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report on the first three stages of the projectSummary: The Breaking Cycles, Building Futures project is an initiative of the Victorian State Government and is funded by the Premier’s Drug Prevention Council. It is part of the State Government’s Best Start Strategy. The project’s key aim is to identify, implement and evaluate strategies to promote more inclusive antenatal and universal early childhood services, which better engage and assist vulnerable families. The Brotherhood of St Laurence was contracted by the Department of Human Services to undertake this project. In its mission of working for an Australia free of poverty, the Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges the importance of efforts to better support vulnerable children and their parents, not only as an important immediate measure, but also as a strategy to prevent poverty and social exclusion in the future. The Breaking Cycles, Building Futures project is being undertaken in four stages: • a literature review • consultation with parents, service providers and peak bodies • documenting possible strategies which Best Start partnerships can adopt to help them to provide more inclusive services • working with Best Start partnerships to implement and evaluate these strategies. This document reports on the results of the first three stages and outlines the process for addressing the final stage. The study started from the assumption that antenatal and universal early childhood services (Maternal and Child Health services, kindergartens and primary schools) are an important resource for promoting the wellbeing of our children and their families. As such, it is imperative these services are available to all. The study focused on answering four key questions: • What is an inclusive service? • How inclusive are existing antenatal and universal early childhood services? • What are the barriers to inclusion? • How can these services be more inclusive so that they better engage vulnerable families? Answers to these questions were sought through a review of the national and international literature, along with an extensive community consultation process. In all, 69 parents, more than 100 service providers and more than 20 Victorian Government staff were interviewed. The vast majority of parents interviewed were experiencing a range of (often concurrent) difficulties in their lives, such as low income, unemployment, homelessness, problematic substance use, mental illness or a disability. Many were young parents (less than 20 years of age) and several were from a non-English speaking background. [Executive summary - extract] Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The efficacy of early childhood interventions /

by Wise, Sarah | da Silva, Lisa | Webster, Elizabeth | Sanson, Ann.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2005Description: x, 114 p.Online Access: Electronic copy | Link to AIFS website Notes: July 2005 Includes bibliographical references (p. 52-53) Contents: 1. Background and purpose of the project -- 2. Terminology and scope of the review -- 3. Classification of interventions -- 4. Adequacy of intervention design and implementation -- 5. Adequacy of evaluation design -- 6. Effects of early childhood interventions -- 7. Cost-benefit analysis: purposes and principles -- 8. Steps in a cost-benefit analysis -- 9. Overview of cost-benefit calculations: present value, rate of return and cost-effectiveness methodologies -- 10. Valuing spillovers and non-market transactions -- 11. Evaluations of cost-benefit studies of early childhood interventions -- 12. Lessons for Australia -- Appendix 1. Early childhood interventions identified via a search of the literature -- Appendix 2. Summary of evaluated early childhood interventions.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Stepping stones: the development of early childhood services in Australia. /

by Mellor, Elizabeth.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Harcourt Brace Jovanovitch 1990Description: 226 p. Bibliography: p. 198-212.Notes: Includes abbreviations and glossary of termsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The pathways to prevention project : doing developmental prevention in a disadvantaged community. /

by Homel, Ross | Freiberg, Kate | Lamb, Cherie.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Criminology 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi2/tandi323.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:32:06 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Pathways to Prevention Project : the first 5 years 1999-2004. /

by Homel, Ross | Freiberg, Kate | Lamb, Cherie.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Mission Australia and the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, Griffith University, 2006Description: 114 p. : ill., tables.Notes: Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The role of meaningful dialogue in early childhood education leadership. /

by Deakins, Eric.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Transforming lives : building relationships, strengthening communities /

by Anglican Care Agencies Diocese of Melbourne.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Anglican Media 2007Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (22 min.) sd., col., 4 3/4 in.Notes: June 2007; Contents: 1. Napier Street Child Care, Janet Williams-Smith -- Brotherhood of St Laurence Community Services-- Benetas Aged Care -- Bush Church Aid Society AngliCORD -- 2. Prayer 4 Melbourne. Archbishop Philip Freier interacting with the public during February and March 2007. Meeting with Geoff O'Hare, Brotherhood of St Laurence Chaplin and Executive-Director, Tony Nicholson at the Coolibah. Channel 9 News segment used with permission. Thanks to Alexander Lorenz. INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

A home away from home? : a comparative evaluation of three Melbourne family day care projects. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Tinney, Phyllis M.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St. Laurence 1975Description: 338 p. Bibliography: p. 329-337.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "A research project of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence in association with the City of Knox and the City of St. Kilda..supported by grants from the Australian Government"--t.p. 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Parents making a difference : international research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program : publication in honor [honour] of Professor Avima D. Lombard. /

by Westheimer, Miriam (ed.) | Hebrew University of Jerusalem. School of Education. The ational Council of Jewish Women. Research Institute for Innovation in.

Publisher: Jerusalem, Israel The Hebrew University Magnes Press 2003Description: 344 p.Other title: International research on the Home Instruction for Parents of.Notes: At head of title: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Education, The National Council of Jewish Women, Research Institute for Innovation in Education. Bibliography: p. 323-340 September 2008 Tim Gilley, Brotherhood of St Laurence co-authored Chapter 18.Summary: Begun in Israel in 1960, the HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) program is a family support, parent-focused, early childhood literacy program. This book compiles 17 evaluation studies of the program, from researchers and practitioners in 7 countries. The studies are organized around five themes: exploring theoretical perspectives; examining HIPPY's impact on children, on families, and on communities; and navigating the research process. Each chapter is followed by suggestions for the practitioner on how to integrate the evaluation findings into the daily life of the program Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Indigenous child care - leading the way /

by Sims, Margaret | Saggers, Sherry | Hutchins, Teresa.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Positive partnerships for families with young children . /

by Scott, Dorothy | Salvaron, Mary | Reimer, Elizabeth.

Publisher: West Perth, W.A. Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aracy.org.au/AM/Common/pdf/Topical%20Papers/PositivePartnerships.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:50:11 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Early Childhood Australia /

by Early Childhood Australia.

Publisher: 2004Summary: Early Childhood Australia works with Government, early childhood professionals, parents, other carers of young children, and various lobby groups to secure the best range of options and outcomes for children as they grow and develop. Social justice and equity are the cornerstones of Early Childhood Australia's advocacy and publications programs. As a non-profit, non-partisan organisation, Early Childhood Australia is in an ideal position to challenge the status quo and campaign for change. As a leading early childhood publisher, we aim to identify and promote best practice.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Brotherhood of St Laurence : family day care demonstration project /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1971Description: 11 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 1971Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

The Cottage service for highly disadvantaged children in Fitzroy: a review

by Boese, Martina | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Stanley, Janet | Baker, Carole | Hughes, Jody.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: viii, 61 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 59-61Summary: An evaluation of the Cottage Centre for Families and Children which served inner-Melbourne families with young children shows that it was an effective model for assisting families with complex needs. Defining principles included early intervention, considering the child in the context of family and community; and treating parents as expert partners in the nurture of their children. Children benefited in all areas of development, while parents showed improved self-esteem, trust and skills in accessing services. This in turn improved relationships between parents and children and decreased families social isolation both essential for wellbeing and eventual independence.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

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