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Children and families in focus: proceedings of the inaugural state conference of the Australian Early Childhood Association Victorian Branch, Melbourne, 11-12 Sept 1987. /

by Australian Early Childhood Association Victorian Branch State.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Early Childhood Association Victorian Branch 1988Description: 46p.Notes: Edited by Agnes Farrance Includes paper by Jenny Trethewey: Child Poverty: an issue for family support and public policy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Policy implementation. /

by Ward, Donna.

Publisher: 1989Description: 8p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Changing faces in Craigieburn and Roxburgh Park : Brotherhood of St Laurence community consultation

by Kelly, Linda | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Levi, Meredith | Denney, Helen.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2002Description: iii, 46 p.Online Access: Main | Summary Notes: June 2002; June 2002 see also AR2002.06AAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (2).

Darebin poverty inquiry : volume two : appendices. /

by City of Darebin. Community Planning and Advocacy Branch.

Publisher: [Preston, Vic.] City of Darebin 2001Description: 1 v.Notes: See also: Darebin poverty inquiry : final report [B11310]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Understanding vulnerability in early childhood : many stories, many challenges, many answers. /

by Hydon, Catharine | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Stanley, Janet | Van Dyke, Nina | Carbone, Stephen.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. 2004Description: 7 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 6-7)Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).
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Reinventing human services : community- and family-centered [centred] practice. /

by Adams, Paul (ed.) | Nelson, Kristine (ed.).

Publisher: New York, NY Aldine de Gruyter 1995Description: ix, 286 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Part I: Context of community- and family-centered practice 1. Neighbourhood-based services in low income neighbourhoods: a brief history / Robert Halpern -- 2. The economic context of community-centred practice: markets, communities and social policy / Peter S. Fisher -- 3. Integrating community and individual practice: a new paradigm for practice / Gerald G. Smale -- Part II Creating community- and family-centered practice: examples from social services, education and policing 4. Working with families and communities: the patch approach / Paul Adams and Karin Krauth -- 5. Family- centered social services: moving toward system change / Kristine Nelson and Marcia Allen -- 6. Self-employment training and family development: an integrated strategy for family empowerment / Salome Raheim -- 7. School-based comprehensive services: an example of interagency collaboration / Jo M. Hendrickson and Donna Omer -- 8. Linking schools with family-and community- centered services / Mary R. Lewis -- 9. Community policing: the police as a community resource / Quint C. Thurman -- 10. Young people as community resources: new forms of participation / Barry Checkoway, Janet Finn and Kameshwari Pothukuchi -- Part III Changing practice to include families and communities 11. Understanding and constructing community: a communication approach / Eric W. Rothenbuhler -- 12. Professional understandings of community: at a loss for words? / Carol R. Swenson -- 13. Expanding the focus of intervention: the importance of family/community relations / William H. Quinn -- 14. Strengthening partnerships between families and service providers / Robert Cohen and Christopher Lavach.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Report of the Fitzroy early childhood project /

by Wyse, Trudy | Wannan, Lynne | Webster, Marion | Wannan, Lynne | Webster, Marion.

Publisher: 2003; WWW Communications Pty Ltd ; Community Child Care Victoria 2003Description: 105 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2003Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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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 Carbone, Stephen | Department of Human Services | Fraser, Alex | Ramburuth, Rasika | Nelms, Lucy | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

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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In their own right : assessing the needs of carers in diverse communities. /

by Australia. Department of Health and Ageing. Multicultural Mental.

Publisher: Parramatta BC NSW Australia. Department of Health and Ageing. Multicultural Mental Health 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Every picture tells a story : report on the inquiry into child custody arrangements in the event of family separation. /

by Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

You can't get all the answers out of a book : a review of the Action and Resource Co-operative [ARC] Ltd., July 1984 to June 1987. /

by Backman, Helen | Action and Resource Co-operative Ltd | Greenwood, Janet.

Publisher: [Clifton Hill, Vic.] [Action and Resource Co-operative Ltd.] 1988Description: 121 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Review produced by a group of contributors including Helen Backman (transcription and editorial) and Janet Greenwood (editorial) ARC started in 1972 at the Brotherhood of St Laurence as The Family Centre Project. Action and Resource Centre (ARC) for low-income families opened in 1972 on a self-management basis, taking over from the Family Centre and continuing the Family Centre Project philosophy - 'low-income people need a voice and an organisation where they can help other low income people'. With 95 member families, fifteen members of the Family Centre were employed as resource workers. The ARC's Support Work Program (SWOP) provided employment for men who had been out of work for some time. The formal agreement between the BSL and the Action & Resource Centre was signed on 28 July 1976, the first step towards autonomy for the project.(BSL timeline)Summary: The Action and Resource Centre (ARC) is a Co-operative based organisation run by and for low-income families and individuals.ARC provides services and information and an environment in which its members can learn skills and make decisions, and it encourages and supports low-income people to voice their views about the issues which effect them and their families. ARC's basic goal is to give low-income people power over information, resources, relationships and decision making to assist them in overcoming their traditional powerlessness in the community. As a Co-operative, ARC is bound by the rules of the Co-operation Act of 1981. However, over the years of its development, ARC has adopted objectives which are appropriate to its role as a centre for low-income people. The focus of this report is the three years between July 1984 and June 1987. The report is a review of ARC's performance during its last three year funding period. In conjunction with the report on ARC's future directions (the next three years), this report will be used for funding negotiations with the BSL. The report is based on taped interviews. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Children and families in transition : towards a child-centred integrated model of practice. /

by Bagshaw, Dale | Quinn, Karolyne | Schmidt, Birte.

Publisher: Magill, S.A. The Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies 2006Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

'Dream more than others think is practical' : discovering a vision for a new Child and Family Service : a thesis submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Education. /

by Hydon, Catharine.

Publisher: unpub. 2005Description: 115 p.Notes: Bibliography: p. 108-115Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Right and responsibilities : towards a genuinely Australian understanding / Delivered by Professor Geoff Gallop, Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney

by Gallop, Geoff | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: 11 p. PDF.Other title: 2006 Sambell Oration.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Delivered by Professor Geoff Gallop, Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney Our Social Rights and Responsibilities Conference 30 August 2006, Dallas Brooks Hall, 300 Albert Street, East MelbourneAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Evaluation plan : early intervention program /

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2006Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Anglican services in Victoria /

by Anglicare Victoria.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Anglicare Victoria 2006Description: 39 p. : col. maps.Notes: September 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Every child every chance : a good childhood is in everyone's best interests : a strategic framework for Family Services. /

by Victoria. Department of Human Services. Office for Children.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Department of Human Services. Office for Children 2007Description: iv, 92 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Family & early years School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Policy considerations in family dispute resolution : who's mediating the mediators? /

by Douglas, Kathy | Martin, Jennifer.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Setting the hubs humming : working together for children and their families. /

by Stubbings, Jo-Ann (ed) | Hubs Strategy Group for Hume Communities for Children nitiative.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: iv, 34 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 33-34)Summary: Hubs, in the context of this report, represent linked practices, places and people and the roles each play in the integration of services for children and their families. Early Years Hubs represent a shift in thinking and practice to the provision of services in increasingly inclusive ways. They act as a vehicle for joint planning of activities across sectors, enabling parents, children and community members to join together to plan, develop and be part of activities that are local, friendly, welcoming, non-judgemental and, most importantly, engaging. Setting the hubs humming has been created to document the experience of this work in the Hume Communities for Children site. This document outlines the learnings, working definitions and advice gained from the experience of the communities in this project. Working and emerging definitions have been included to illustrate the different approaches and strategies that have been adopted across the sites and as a means of demonstrating the diverse opportunities for service integration. Evidence-based research and local insights are provided, which reinforce the strength of integrated approaches. Barriers and enabling opportunities are also important features that highlight progress through difficulties and celebrate the success of innovation. Professional practices and models of the development of community Hubs have also been detailed. These practices have grown over three years, supported by the goodwill and commitment of partnership agencies. In addition this work has been created for anyone interested in exploring an integrated approach to the provision of services for children and their families. It has been developed to assist others in their own reflection, planning and implementing of similar projects and can be used as a tool and point of reference complementary to the action research process. It is by no means a definitive work, rather a beginning point from which other information may be sourced and further investigation undertaken. The style of the document has been chosen to be accessible to professionals, parents in leadership roles and the community so as to inspire a more collaborative approach to offering services that support children and their families.(Introduction - extract)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

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