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'It has to be more than a job' : a search for exceptional practice with troubled adolescents. /

by Clark, Robin.

Publisher: Malvern, Vic. Deakin Human Services Australia, Deakin University 2000Description: iv, 50 p.Notes: Bibliography: p. 43-47Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Aboriginality and the Northern Territory Intervention /

by Macoun, Alissa | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Other title: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference..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. 11-14Summary: This paper examines constructions of Aboriginality circulating in discourse surrounding the 2007 introduction of the Northern Territory Emergency Response (the intervention). It provides a preliminary analysis of several constructions of Aboriginality that are deployed to justify the intervention, and identifies subject positions, values, logics and power relations that these constructions create, reflect, sustain and foreclose.Availability: (1)

African parents must know : child protection and welfare issues in the United Kingdom /

by Williams, Kemi.

Publisher: Bloomington, IN Authorhouse 2013Description: xii, 236 p.Notes: Includes bibliographic references pp. 213-214Summary: African Parents Must Know What must African parents in the United Kingdom know? The author has simplified what could be a complex area for those to whom it is particularly relevant. She discusses the law, culture, values and mores in the United Kingdom as they affect areas of the child's welfare for this group of people. The book is packed with vivid, thought provoking case examples and scenarios that shed light on issues faced by many African families in the United Kingdom today with some advice on parenting and the way forward in dealing with particular challenges. This is not just another self-help book; it is a timely, essential, one stop manual for today's African parent in the United Kingdom and will remain relevant to numerous immigrants coming to the United Kingdom in the future. It is also a must read for all those who want a clearer insight into what affects this group of people. Chapter titles include: Parental Pressures Child Abuse Your Child's Education What Children Need Parenting Strategies The Trafficked Child Private Fostering and much more...Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An outline of National Standards for Out-of-Home Care : a priority project under the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children : 2009-2020 /

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

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010Summary: The National Standards for Out-of-Home Care have been designed to deliver consistency and drive improvements in the quality of care provided to children and young people. The 13 National Standards focus on the key factors that directly influence better outcomes for those living in out-of-home care. The measurement of and reporting on, outcomes is a major feature of the refining and improving of the National Standards over the long term. Evidence shows that the experiences and quality of care received in out-of-home care can be critical to determining whether a child or young person can recover from the effects of trauma and more able to access opportunities in life.Availability: (1)

Are social marketing campaigns effective in preventing child abuse and neglect? /

by Horsfall, Briony | Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child rotection Clearinghouse | Bromfield, Leah | McDonald, Myfanwy.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 26-28Summary: Social marketing campaigns are a common strategy for raising awareness about social problems such as child abuse and neglect. However, questions have been raised about the role social marketing campaigns could play, and their potential efficacy in the prevention of child abuse and neglect and in supporting vulnerable children and families. In this NCPC Issues paper, evidence for the impact of media-based social marketing campaigns related to child protection, parenting and child abuse prevention are examined.Availability: (1)

Child neglect and the Little Children Are Sacred Report /

by Flaherty, Nettie | Goddard, Chris.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Child protection and family law... joining the dots /

by Higgins, Daryl | Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child rotection Clearinghouse | Kaspiew, Rae.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child Protection Clearinghouse 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 21-23Summary: In this paper, we look at the specific issues facing those responsible for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children in the context of parental separation, and the two separate legal systems: family law and child protection. There is a range of ways in which state-based child protection systems intersect with the federal family law system, with some gaps and some areas of overlap. Recent research as well as reports from national inquiries highlights the lack of clarity regarding responsibilities and how families and professionals navigate within and between the systems.Availability: (1)

Child protection workers' perspectives on the school-to-work transition for young people in care /

by Crawford, Meegan | Tilbury, Clare.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Child protection, risk assessment and blame ideology /

by Gillingham, Philip | Bromfield, Leah.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Child Welfare Dynamic Report System /

by Needell, B. (et.al.) | University of California. Berkeley Center for Social ervices Research.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA University of California. Berkeley Center for Social Services Research 2012Description: website.Other title: Child Welfare Services Reports for California.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: University of California at Berkeley Center for Social Services Research websiteSummary: The California Child Welfare Performance Indicators Project is a collaborative venture between the University of California at Berkeley and the California Department of Social Services, with funding generously provided by the Department of Social Services and the Stuart Foundation. ; The project aggregates California's administrative child welfare and foster care data into customizable tables that are refreshed quarterly and made openly available on a public website. ; This comprehensive data source allows those working at the county and state level to examine performance measures over time. In addition to stratifications by year and county, data can also be filtered by age, ethnicity, gender, placement type, and other subcategories to craft "on the fly" ad hoc tabulations. This project provides policymakers, child welfare workers, and the public with direct access to information on California's entire child welfare system.Availability: (1)

Children in out-of-home care in Australia : international comparisons /

by Tilbury, Clare | Thoburn, June.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Comparability of child protection data. /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 1999Description: ix, 86 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p.80 AIHW cat. no. CWS no. 9Availability: (1)

Department of Human Services. /

by Victoria. Department of Human Services.

Publisher: 05/25/2004 16:26:54http://dhs.vic.gov.au/ 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/25/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: The Department of Human Services website. Information on public health, public housing, disability services, juvenile justice, child protection, aged care, problem gambling, tobacco reforms and more.Availability: No items available

Enhanced outcomes : The Placement Changes Project : research report. /

by Victoria. Department of Human Services. Protection and Care Branch.

Publisher: 1997Description: 67 p. + appendices.Notes: March 1997 Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-63)Availability: No items available

Families with multiple and complex needs : best interests case practice model : specialist practice resource /

by Bromfield, Leah | Victoria. Department of Human Services | Sutherland, Karen | Parker, Robyn.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Department of Human Services 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 72-82Summary: This resource, for child protection and family services in Victoria, provides guidance for working with families facing numerous, chronic and inter-related problems. Part 1 is an introduction to the issues, including the development of multiple needs, the impact on parenting, and Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) families. Part 2 is a practice tool on strategies for working with families experiencing multiple and complex needs. It discusses adopting a child-focused and family-centred approach, information gathering, engaging parents, undertaking a comprehensive family assessment, risk assessment, assessing parenting capacity, planning an intervention, undertaking interventions, and reviewing outcomes. The resource also includes appendices on the impact of certain parental issues on parenting, including substance use, intimate partner violence, mental illness, learning difficulties, and acquired brain injury.Availability: (1)

Family services policy into action. /

by Flanagan, Kimberley Forbes, Angela.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Family violence in Canada : a statistical profile /

by Statistics Canada.

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada Statistics Canada 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This 64-page annual report provides the most current data on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada, as well as trends over time. This year, the focus of the report is a profile of shelters that provide residential services to women and children fleeing abusive situationsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Fatally flawed : the child protection crisis in Australia? /

by Sammut, Jeremy.

Publisher: St Leonards, NSW The Centre for Independent Studies 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Written with Toby O Brien Family & early yearsSummary: This report suggests that it is not underfunding or an overwhelming workload that has caused child protection services to fail the vulnerable children they exist to protect, it is the failure to investigate reports and remove children in danger.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Financial and non-financial support to formal and informal out of home carers : final report /

by McHugh, Marilyn | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Valentine, Kylie.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre 2011Description: PDF.Other title: University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011 Bibliography : pp. 113-120Summary: Out-of-home carers can be any person caring, wholly or substantially, for a dependent child in their residence who is not their legal responsibility as a parent. There are two main types of carers : formal (statutory) and informal (non-statutory). Formal carers are predominantly foster carers (non-related to the child) or kinship/relative carers (related to the child). In Victoria, children are also placed in permanent care, when a permanent care order is made by the Children's Court. Informal carers are mainly grandparent carers. Out-of-home care (OOHC) in Australia is the responsibility of child welfare departments in the eight states and territories and is one of a range of services provided to children and young people who are in need of care and protection. Out-of-home care services are provided by child welfare departmental agencies and/or by non-government organisations (NGO). The main form (94 per cent) of out-of-home care for children and young people (under 18 years of age) is a home-based placement in foster or kinship/relative care. Residential care (4.8 per cent) is the other most utilised out-of-home care placement option. (From the executive summary)Availability: (1)

For kids' sake : repairing the social environment for Australian children and young people /

by Parkinson, Patrick | University of Sydney. Faculty of Law.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of Sydney. Faculty of Law 2011Description: v, 117 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2011Summary: For very good reasons, Australians of all ages, backgrounds and political persuasions are concerned about the environment. What we do now in terms of looking after the environment will affect the nation not only in the present, but for generations to come. Rightly, we are thinking about what legacy we are going to leave our children, and their children, in terms of the natural world on which we all depend. However little attention has been paid to the social environment in which our children are growing up, and the dangers that the deterioration of this environment presents for the future. Indeed, many of us may not even be aware of how bad things are becoming. One of the reasons is that any report card on the wellbeing of the nation's children is likely to be mixed. Australia remains the Lucky Country in many respects. The wellbeing of Australian children has improved on a number of measures in the last decade or so, in particular in terms of physical and economic wellbeing. Yet overall levels of wellbeing, and even upward trends for the majority of the population, can disguise increasingly serious problems for many children. When the position of the nation's most troubled children and young people is considered, there are indications that all is not well, and that on numerous measures, the situation is deteriorating at an extraordinarily rapid pace. There has also been a decline, more generally, in the psychological wellbeing of young people. As a society, we may be healthier and wealthier than a generation ago, but contentment has proved much more elusive.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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