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Report on socially isolated people in Fitzroy. /

by O'Brien, Terry.

Publisher: Fitzroy, vic Depaul Community Health Centre and Fitzroy Council, Social Planning Office 1977Description: 42p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Brotherhood of St Laurence speeches to National Taxation Summit : opening speech, 1 July 1985 /

by Hollingworth, Peter [John] | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1985Description: 9 p. PDF.Other title: National Taxation Summit (1st : 1985 : Canberra, A.C.T.)..Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 1 July 1985Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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"Social stress in the Australian society". /

by Green, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.in Health care priorities in Australia - proceedings of the 1985 Annual conference on Bioethics, edited by Nicholas Tonti-Filippini 1985Description: Photocopy pp.117-124.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | For BSL internal use only Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Getting down to business : an agenda for corporate social innovation. /

by Jupp, Rachel.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2002Description: 68 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Anti-social behaviour strategies : finding a balance /

by Millie, Andrew | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Jacobson, Jessica | McDonald, Eraina.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The cultural context of youth suicide in Australia : unemployment, identity and gender /

by Gilchrist, Heidi | Howarth, Glennys | Sullivan, Gerard.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Centre for Research on Social Inclusion : within the division of Society, Culture, Media & Philosophy, Macquarie University. /

by Centre for Research on Social Inclusion.

Publisher: 06/08/2004 14:40:31http://www.crsi.mq.edu.au/index.html 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 06/22/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: The focus of the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion's research includes examining the social, economic, political and cultural determinations of inclusion and exclusion in the context of globalisation. The Centre's studies cover alienation, dependency, racism and crime; the social divisions of gender, sexuality, class, race, ethnicity, disability, age; inclusion, democracy and the requirements of justice, particularly the rights of minorities; the rights and obligations of inclusion, in relation to refugees and migrants, and demands for recognition in multicultural societies including indigenous peoples.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

" ... These ought ye to have done ..." : a commentary on the church in the world today. /

by Tucker, G. [Gerard] Kennedy | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. 1963Description: 8 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: "Man's extremity is God's opportunity." We are at the extremity of our resources to save ourselves and mankind. The Church has an opportunity as never before vouchsafed to her. Given the grace to follow to its logical conclusion the Gospel we preach, we would be enabled to give the world a new hope and a new vision and those outside the Church whom we fail to attract would learn to know that the Plan laid down for the salvation of mankind, here and hereafter is the only plan that really counts. The whole future of the world depends on those who are alive today and above all on those who profess and call themselves Christians. This could be our "finest hour", It could be a second Pentecost.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

An age of revolution and the churches' response : background resource paper for the Anglican Consultative Council, Trinidad, March 1976. /

by Hollingworth, Peter [John] | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1976Description: 17 p.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Homelessness in Canada : past, present future. /

by Hulchanski, David.

Publisher: Toronto, Canada Cities Centre & Faculty of Social work, University of Toronto. 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.cprn.org/doc.cfm?doc=2003&l=en' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:32:57 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Problem gambling in new and emerging refugee communities : a research report on the Liberian, Somali, Iraqi Muslim and Sudanese Dinka communities. /

by Smith, Janita (ed.).

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Victorian Multicultural Gambler s Help Program [and] Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health 2008Description: PDF.Summary: "Since legalised gaming was introduced in Victoria in the early 1990s, the Victorian community has developed many strategies and initiatives to educate and support individuals and communities on gambling issues. One population group - recently-arrived refugees - does not share the same understanding about gambling and problem gambling as the general community; in fact there is only a limited understanding about their attitudes and practices with gambling. To address this, the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health s Victorian Multicultural Gambler s Help Program (VMGHP) received funding from the Office of Gaming and Racing to undertake research with four refugee communities. > Newly-arrived refugee communities face numerous and interrelated challenges including language barriers, social dislocation and isolation and financial hardship which present potential problem gambling risk factors. They have little or no familiarity with the Australian gambling industry or available support services, which further increases their vulnerability. Paramount to enhancing problem gambling service responses for these communities is developing a better understanding of attitudes to gambling and help seeking; risk factors for problem gambling; and how engagement on the issue of problem gambling can be improved. > The VMGHP undertook a research project profiling the Sudanese Dinka, Somali, Iraqi Muslim and Liberian communities. These communities were chosen for the cross section they represent of religion, length of stay in Australia and settlement patterns." -- APOAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

ASBO nation : the criminalisation of nuisance. /

by Squires, Peter.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2008Description: viii, 383 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "This collection, from an impressive panel of contributors, brings together opinion, commentary, research evidence, professional guidance, debate and critique in order to understand the phenomenon of anti-social behaviour. It considers the earliest available evidence in order to evaluate the Government's ASB strategy, debates contrasting definitions of anti-social behaviour and examines policy and practice issues affected by it."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Stronger Families in Australia study : the impact of Communities for Children : Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2004-2009 /

by Edwards, Ben et. al | Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2009Description: x, 94 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: Executive Summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Community context and child development -- 3. The SFIA evaluation study design -- 4. Validity of contrast sites as the counterfactual -- 5. Estimates of the impact of the CfC initiative on child, family and community outcomes -- 6. Summary of the effectiveness of the Communities for Children initiative -- 7. Conclusion -- Appendix A: Selective attrition -- Appendix B: Outcome measures and their internal consistency and validity -- Appendix C: Using the Adapted PPVT-III in the Stronger Families in Australia project -- Appendix D: The validity of the contrast site as a counterfactual -- Appendix E: Overall effects of the CfC intervention - Wave 3 regression estimates and difference-in-difference estimates -- Appendix F: Robustness of the overall impact of the CfC intervention on jobless households. Includes bibliographical references (p. 91-94) At foot of title: National Evaluation Consortium (Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, and the Australian Institute of Family Studies) Family & early yearsAvailability: (1)

National evaluation (2004-2008) of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2004-2009. /

by Muir, Kristy | Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2009Description: x, 94 p.Other title: FaCSIA. Social policy occasional paper ; no. 24.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: Executive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Background -- 3. Methodology -- 4. Communities for Children service outcomes -- 5. Communities for Children sector outcomes: service coordination and collaboration -- 6. Communities for Children outcomes for families, children and communities -- 7. Communities for Children model: strengths and weaknesses -- 8. Local Answers -- 9. Invest to Grow -- 10. What works in early intervention? Cross-strategy findings from Communities for Children, Invest to Grow and Local Answers -- Appendix A: Methodological limitations. Includes bibliographical references (p. 83) At foot of title: National Evaluation Consortium (Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, and the Australian Institute of Family Studies) Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Indigenous families and children : coordination and provision of services : Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2004-2009 /

by Flaxman, Saul | Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community services and Indigenous Affairs | Muir, Kristy | Oprea, Ioana.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2009Description: x, 70 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-70) Prepared for the Department by the Social Policy Research Centre, a co-member of the National Evaluation Consortium, as part of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy evaluation 2004-2009.Summary: This report, by the Social Policy Research Centre, is one of three themed studies undertaken for the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs as part of the national evaluation 2004 2008 of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy (SFCS) 2004 2009. The themed studies are part of a cross-strategy evaluation of SFCS 2004 2009 designed to explore particular issues in-depth, and to identify common themes across the Communities for Children (CfC), Local Answers (LA) and Invest to Grow(ItG) programs. The report examines service provision, service coordination, Indigenous families and children in CfC sites, factors that facilitate or hinder service provision and outcomes, and sustainability.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The spirit level : why more equal societies almost always do better /

by Wilkinson, Richard | Pickett, Kate.

Publisher: London, U.K. Allen Lane 2009Description: xvii, 330p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Large inequalities of income in a society have often been regarded as divisive and corrosive, and it is common knowledge that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. This groundbreaking book, based on thirty years' research, demonstrates that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them - the well-off as well as the poor. The remarkable data the book lays out and the measures it uses are like a spirit level which we can hold up to compare the conditions of different societies. The differences revealed, even between rich market democracies, are striking.Almost every modern social and environmental problem - ill-health, lack of community life, violence, drugs, obesity, mental illness, long working hours, big prison populations - is more likely to occur in a less equal society. The book goes to the heart of the apparent contrast between the material success and social failings of many modern societies. "The Spirit Level" does not simply provide a key to diagnosing our ills. It tells us how to shift the balance from self-interested 'consumerism' to a friendlier and more collaborative society. It shows a way out of the social and environmental problems which beset us and opens up a major new approach to improving the real quality of life, not just for the poor but for everyone. It is, in its conclusion, an optimistic book, which should revitalise politics and provide a new way of thinking about how we organise human communities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Human relationships in Australia : evidence prepared by ACOSS committees and submitted to the Royal Commission on Human Relationships /

by Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Council of Social Service 1975Description: vi, 136 p. ; 25 cm.Other title: Royal Commission on Human Relationships enquiry : ACOSS.Notes: Cover title: Royal Commission on Human Relationships enquiry. Includes bibliographical references.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social Support Networks and subjective well-being in Queensland /

by Huang, Xianbi | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 13Summary: This paper examines discussion networks (social support networks with whom people can discuss problems), perceived social support and their associations with subjective social well-being in Queensland, Australia. Data from the Living in Queensland survey in 2008 are drawn on for empirical analysis. Main findings include: (1) Queensland people have larger discussion networks than reported in US research (comparable references are absent in previous Australian studies). (2) Respondents‟ sociodemographic characteristics are significantly associated with the size of discussion networks and the purpose of using discussion networks. (3) Role relations are linked to different kinds of social support in different domains. Kin play an extensive role in providing various social supports. (4) The use of discussion networks and the sources of perceived social support have significant associations with life satisfaction but the size of discussion networks does not. These results indicate that in Queensland kin remain the most essential providers of perceived social support and personal networks affect subjective well-being. Although the research is exploratory, it produces new empirical evidence to enrich Australia‟s social network studies. Practically it has policy implications in terms of issues of social cohesion and community engagement.Availability: (1)

The politics of homelessness in the Australian print media /

by Zufferey, Carole | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 10-11Summary: The media plays an important role in politicising social problems such as homelessness. This paper argues that political debates and media representations of homelessness frame options available to policy makers and social work practitioners and shape policy and practice responses to homelessness. Positive and compassionate representations of homelessness can influence the development of respectful and inclusive policy and practice approaches to homelessness. However, dominant representations of homelessness in the print media that individualise social problems also reinforce deep-seated community values that maintain unequal power and gender relations and transcend political changes in society.Availability: (1)

Solving social problems and demonstrating impact : a tale of two typologies /

by Zappal , Gianni | Centre for Social Impact.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Social Impact 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Centre for Social Impact Briefing Paper ; no. 5.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011Summary: Two key challenges that confront nearly all not-for-profit and social enterprises is first, how to solve entrenched social problems and second, how to demonstrate that the proposed solutions and programs to such problems have achieved the desired impact. Solving problems is part and parcel of what most organisations do. What is usually different for Third sector organisations is that the problems they deal with are complex. Similarly, assessing or establishing the impact of their programs is difficult and at times impossible.Availability: (1)

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