Better futures : advantaged thinking practice framework / Joe Howie with Emma Cull, Sally James and Shelley Mallett
by Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2020Description: 69 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This second edition published in March 2020
The Better Futures Advantaged Thinking Practice Framework is supported by the Victorian Government.; The content for this Practice Framework was developed by the Youth Transitions Service
Development Team at the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) supported by the Children, Youth and
Families Unit within the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
The BSL team includes:
+ Joe Howie (Program Manager, Youth Transitions)
+ Emma Cull (Policy, Research and Service Development Manager, Youth Transitions)
+ Sally James (Principal Advisor for Youth Transitions)
+ Professor Shelley Mallett (General Manager, BSL Research and Policy Centre)
+ Niamh McTiernan (former Practice and Service Development Manager, Youth Transitions)
+ Jade Purtell (Service Development Coordinator, Out-of-Home and Leaving Care)
The Framework draws on the Education First Youth Foyer Practice Framework, which was inspired
by the work of Colin Falconer, who first developed Advantaged Thinking during his time as Director
of Innovation and Strategy at the United Kingdom (UK) Foyer Federation.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank Barwon Child, Youth & Family and Jo Buick,
Sinead Gibney-Hughes, Diane Brown, Gail Jessen and Helen Philp for their contribution to the
development of this Practice Framework.
Summary: Developed by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services in consultation with the sector, Better Futures is a new practice model guided by this Framework to support young people transitioning from care. For young people to develop skills, networks and capabilities towards sustainable independence they need access to community assets, institutions, services and people within the community who value their individual qualities, experiences and preferences. They also need access to supportive professionals who can help them to see opportunities and work towards their aspirations. As such, this Framework looks at the various aspects of support needed as they relate to practice, collaboration and the service delivery outlined.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).