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HIPPY Australia start-up manual. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2002 Current 1 May 2002 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
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HIPPY : an exciting early childhood education program /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Description: 4 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references Website : http://www.hippyaustralia.org.au 2 copiesAvailability: (1)
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Family structure, child outcomes and environmental mediators : an overview of the development in diverse families study. /

by Wise, Sarah | Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2003Description: [website].Online Access: Link to website Notes: February 2003Summary: There is abundant evidence that Australian families are undergoing rapid change. The diversity of families is evident in the growth of non-traditional family structures. Family structure can be defined in terms of parents' relationships to children in the household (for example, biological or nonbiological), parents' marital status and relationship history (for example, divorced, separated, remarried), the number of parents in the family, and parents' sexual orientation.Availability: (1)

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).

Transitioning children from early childhood education to school : teacher beliefs and transition practices /

by Timperley, Helen | McNaughton, Stuart | Howie, Lin.

Publisher: 2003Availability: No items available

HIPPY implementation and research in Australia : progress and prospect. /

by Dean, Suzanne | Leung, Cynthia | Gilley, Tim.

Publisher: Jerusalem, Israel The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2003Description: p. 305-322.Other title: [Reprint from] HIPPY implementation and research in Australia : progress and prospect..Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Reprints from Parents Making a Difference: International research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program edited by Miriam Westheimer Publication in honor [honour] of Professor Avima D. LombardAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Enhancing learning in early childhood within the family : evaluation of practice and theory in a multi-cultural context. /

by Gilley, Tim.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria University 2002Description: 267 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts Victoria Uruversity August 2002Summary: Enhancing learning in early childhood within the family. This thesis provides an analysis of a particular approach to enhancing learning in early childhood within the family. It involves an evaluation of practice and theory in an educationally disadvantaged and multi-cultural community. The Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) has a 30 year history and was introduced into Australia in 1998 by the Brotherhood of St Laurence. It is a two-year intensive program with four and five-year-old children and their families. Current understanding of the importance of learning in the early years, and intensive adult-child communication, explain why programs such as HIPPY which engage parents as teachers of the young children can be effective. Early learning experiences are at home. Later programs in school often appear to be inadequate to redress early disadvantage because they intervene too late and lack the resources to provide the necessary adult-to-child input. The research reported here was an evaluation of the second intake of 33 children (32 families) into HIPPY in Australia. A triangulation research method involved (a) participant observation of the program, (b) interviews with stakeholders, and (c) an assessment of children in the program and in a matched comparison group. Direct testing and teacher assessment of children was undertaken in the areas of general development, literacy, numeracy and school behaviour during the children's first and second years of schooling. The research findings indicated that the program was well implemented at a number of different levels and that the overseas model can be successfully implemented in multi-cultural Australian conditions. The approach to the diverse language backgrounds of families was a major area of successful adaptation from the standard model. Both qualitative and quantitative data analysis indicated that the program enhanced children's school progress. The study identified lessons for future evaluation studies of the program in Australia. The research findings indicate an encouraging start for HIPPY in Australia. In broader terms, the study points to the potential importance to disadvantaged children of well implemented home-based early childhood education programs.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Early days, much promise : an evaluation of the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) in Australia

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2003Description: vi, 22 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2003 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This paper reports the evaluation of a program designed to improve children's educational attainment and self-esteem in the early years of school, by equipping and supporting parents to undertake lessons with their four and five-year-old children at home. It describes the program's implementation in the multicultural environment of inner suburban Melbourne, the views of participating staff and parents and the outcomes for children. Learnings to inform futures programs are also identified. ; This paper reports the evaluation of a program designed to improve children's educational attainment and self-esteem in the early years of school, by equipping and supporting parents to undertake lessons with their four and five-year-old children at home. It describes the program's implementation in the multicultural environment of inner suburban Melbourne, the views of participating staff and parents and the outcomes for children. Learnings to inform futures programs are also identified. ; HOME INTERACTION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND YOUNGSTERS (HIPPY)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Lost children : condemning children to long-term disadvantage. /

by Flood, Michael | The Australia Institute.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Australia Institute 2004Description: viii, 40 p.Notes: URL: 'https://www.tai.org.au/' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:16:37 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: Recognising the benefits of early childhood education and care, this discussion paper documents the strong influence of parents incomes on their access to and use of child-care. The author concludes that poorer parents are priced out of the care they need for their children and parents in disadvantaged communities are more likely to find that no child-care places are available.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Making links : a collaborative approach to planning and practice in early childhood services. /

by Stonehouse, Anne | Gonzalez-Mena, Janet.

Publisher: Castle Hill, N.S.W. Pademelon Press 2004Description: vi, 186 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Early learning strategies : final report

by Warrilow, Prue | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Fisher, Karen | Valentine, Kylie.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2004Description: vii, 35 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: January 2004 "For Families First, Cumberland Prospect" -- cover; open access - 10/07/2019 Summary: The objective of the Early Learning Project was to increase formal early learning opportunities for children 0-5 years in the Families First Cumberland Prospect Area (Auburn, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs)). Formal early learning opportunities in this context mean structured early learning activities, for children in formal services, informal settings or at home. They might include pre-school, long day care, child care, supported playgroups and other structured child and relationship-centred activities, as well as in-home early learning ideas for families who are house-bound. The aim of the research activities was to map existing opportunities and issues and develop a strategic plan for the following three years. The methodology included a review of local and early learning literature; analysis of the Families First and other data-bases; interviews with key stakeholders and families; and a Service Providers Forum to identify strategies that had been implemented and opportunities for development (referred to as the Forum in this report).Availability: (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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Key national indicators of children s health, development and wellbeing . /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/aus/bulletin20/bulletin20.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:18:16 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation : the HIPPY program in Family Service Centres : appendix F. /

by Dominick, Claire (ed.) | New Zealand. Department of Social Welfare.

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. Department of Social Welfare 1997Description: ii, 91 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 83-87) See also: Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation [B12583] Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation : appendices B, C, D, and E [B12584] Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation : the HIPPY program in Family Service Centres : appendix F. November 1997Summary: HOME INTERACTION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND YOUNGSTERS (HIPPY)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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New forms of professional knowledge in multi-agency delivery of services for children (the MATCh Project). /

by Robinson, R.M | Anning, A | Cottrell, D.

Publisher: Leeds University of Leeds 2004Description: 27 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 14)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Home first : a longitudinal study of outcomes for families who have experienced homelessness : final report. /

by Kolar, Violet.

Publisher: South Melbourne Hanover 2004Description: 105 p. + appendices.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 100-101)Summary: Hanover Welfare Services undertook a study of 42 families who experienced housing crisis, to see what happened to them over the following two years. This final report combines analysis of incomes, housing, employment and use of welfare services with telling case studies of several families and with assessment of the impact of housing crisis on children s development and on parents well-being.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A picture of Australia's children [2005] /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2009Description: xvi, 119 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references AIHW Cat. No. 58 This is the third national report on the health and wellbeing of Australian children -- preface May 2005 This report was authored by Indrani Pieris-Caldwell and Meredith Bryant --page x.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

No time to lose : the wellbeing of Australia's children. /

by Richardson, Sue (ed.) | Prior, Margot (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Melbourne University Press 2005Description: viii, 338 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Childhood today / Sue Richardson and Margot Prior -- 2. The past that haunts us : the historical basis of well-being in Australian children / Janet McCalman -- 3. Responsibilities for children's well-being / Robert E. Goodin -- 4. Children and the labour market / Sue Richardson -- 5. The baby and bath water : the impact of American-style activation policies on families / Mark Considine -- 6. Resources and contexts for child development : implications for children and society / Stephen R. Zubrick, Sven Silburn and Margot Prior -- 7. Neighbourhood influences on children / Margot Prior -- 8. Setting the scene : the early years /Margot Prior -- 9. For which young people do schools work well and why / Richard Teese -- 10. Youth, risk and education / Johanna Wyn -- 11. Young people in transition : challenges and opportunities for contemporary Australia youth / Jeanette Lawrence -- 12. The views of young people /Margot Prior -- 13. What is to be done? / Margot Prior and Sue Richardson.Summary: This book is an investigation of the impact on children in Australia of significant social changes, including changes to work patterns, marriage breakdown, higher educational expectations and the growing divide between rich and poor. Contributing scholars also suggest what needs to be done to enhance opportunities for children.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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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A head start for Australia : an early years framework /

by New South Wales. Commission for Children and Young People | Queensland. Commission for Children and Young People.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. NSW Commission for Children and Young People 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://kids.nsw.gov.au/files/headstart_full.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:32:11 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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