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A positive influence : equipping parents to support young people's career transitions : evaluation of the PACTS program

by Bedson, Lois | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Perkins, Daniel.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: 33 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2006 Bibliography: p. 33Summary: This is the final evaluation of PACTS (Parents As Career Transition Supports), an innovative Brotherhood pilot project that aims to empower parents to better support their children's transition from school to work and/or further education by building their knowledge of post-school pathways and the contemporary job market. The study found clear benefits to parents, including providing relevant information and skills, addressing their concerns and fostering communication with children about career options, but also noted that the recruitment of parents to the program was resource-intensive.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Between the devil and the deep blue sea : what turns a person into a boat person? /

by Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Liquid Creations 2011Description: 1 videodisc (DVD).Notes: Director: Chris KamenSummary: A 52-minute documentary looking at the circumstances and decisions that lead someone to become a 'Boat Person'. When she was 9, Zainab's parents made the heartbreaking decision to leave their home in northern Afghanistan. They set out on a journey across the globe, putting the fate of their family in the hands of strangers. Across borders, behind bars and onto a smuggler's boat the family chased freedom. 'Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea' tells Zainab's story, and the story of many others who have trodden the same path. ; Jessie Taylor and Ali Reza Sadiqi travelled across Indonesia and met with 250 asylum seekers in jails, detention centres and hostels. Through candid interviews, hidden camera footage and in the words of asylum seekers themselves, the story of the 'refugee' is told. What pushes people to leave home? What do they leave behind? What do they fear? Why did they choose this path? And what does it take to turn someone into a 'boat person'? ; Meet the human faces behind the most controversial issue of our time. (Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea website)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Boards that work : a new guide for directors. /

by Kiel, Geoffrey | Nicholson, Gavin.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. McGraw-Hill 2003Description: xiii, 380p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Child protection, risk assessment and blame ideology /

by Gillingham, Philip | Bromfield, Leah.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Consumer and community engagement : a review of the literature /

by Sarrami Foroushani, P | University of New South Wales. Faculty of Medicine. ustralian Institute of Health Innovation. Centre for Clinical Governance | Travaglia, J | Eikli, M | Braithwaite J.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Clinical Governance Research 2012; University of New South Wales. Faculty of Medicine. Australian Institute of 2012Description: PDF. 401 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes Bibliography (pp 200 - 401)Summary: "This review of the literature on consumer and community engagement examines the evidence for consumer and community engagement, maps out the field as it currently stands, and identifies the gaps in what is currently known about the best way to engage consumers and communities in healthcare services and research. The review, a meta-analysis of existing systematic reviews, was conducted in 2012." --from Executive SummaryAvailability: (1)

Corporate citizenship and the role of government : the public policy case. /

by Zappal , Gianni.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2003Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:31:57 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Corporate community investment in Australia . /

by Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2007Description: PDF.Notes: Checked: 6/10/2008 10:42:42 AM Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Discussing retirement : insights from a qualitative research project /

by Jefferson, Therese.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Entering the retirement zone : how much choice do individuals have? /

by Vickerstaff, Sarah.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

Explorations in empowerment : how to improve empowering welfare practice. /

by Gilley, Tim.

Publisher: University of Melbourne 1997Description: v, 213 p. : tables.Notes: Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, March 1997Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Harvard business review : on managing uncertainty. /

by Harvard Business Review.

Publisher: Boston, MA Harvard Business School Press 1999Description: v, 218 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index Contents:Strategy under uncertainty / Hugh Courtney, Jane Kirkland and Patrick Viguerie ; Competing for the future / Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad ; Planning as learning / Arie P. De Geus ; The right game : use game theory to shape strategy / Adam M. Brandenburger and Barry J. Nalebuff ; Discovery-driven planning / Rita Gunther McGrath and Ian C. MacMillan ; Decision making : going forward in reverse / Hillel J.Einhorn and Robin M. Hogarth ; Disruptive technologies : catching the wave / Joseph L. Bower and Clayton M. Christensen ; Time pacing : competing in markets that won't stand still / Kathleen M. Eisenhardt and Shona L. Brown missing 2006Availability: No items available

Into the future : the neglect of the long term in Australian politics. /

by Marsh, Ian | Yencken, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Collaboration in conjunction with Black Inc. 2004Description: 89 p.Notes: Bibliography: p. 85-87 Australian Collaboration is a collaboration of seven national community organisations.Summary: The authors examine Australia s current capacity to analyse long-term trends and to develop informed public opinion about them. They note increasing cynicism about politics and politicians, related to the major parties failure to work together for the nation s long-term benefit. Finally they propose a range of solutions, which include extending the role of the Parliament and its Committee systems.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Parent choice of early childhood education and care services /

by Noble, Karen.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Preferred vs actual working hours in couple households . /

by Tseng, Yi-Ping | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Wooden, Mark.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. University of Melbourne. Faculty of Economics and Commerce. 2005; Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Preparing for the impact of dementia /

by Drabsch, Talina | New South Wales. Parliamentary Library Research Service.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. NSW Parliamentary Library Research Service 2007Description: PDF.Other title: New South Wales. Parliamentary Library Research Service..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2007Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Responding to service users : exploring a resource-based approach to delivering human services

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1995Description: xi, 68 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Melbourne 1995 Appendices: p. 35-68 Funded by the Office of the International Year of the Family..t.p.Summary: This project explored the applicability of a resource-based approach to delivering human services. Three key aspects of this approach were a strong consumer focus, ait interest in prevention and the availability of informal supports to families. Based in the Frankston/Mornington Peninsula region of Melbourne, the focus of the project was on the use bf services by families with at least one child under eight years of age. Eight families with children with special needs were contacted through service providers. Sixteen sole parents were contacted, mainly through the Brotherhood of St Laurence's Material Aid Service. Families were initially provided with a letter explaining the purpose of the project and requesting their involvement. Discussions were held with 24 mothers over a four month period in three small groups which met weekly. Mothers were paid $20 for each meeting they attended. Two of the groups consisted of female sole parents in Frankston, a southern suburb of Melbourne. The third group comprised families with a young child with special needs in Hastings, a small coastal town! *Service providers from the three levels of government and the community sector were consulted throughout the project. The project worker reported on a regular basis to meetings of the Frankston Human Services Coordinating Group... Mothers' views and experiences in use of services suggest the importance of a number of the elements of the resource-based approach. These included the value of a strong consumer focus and an approach that focuses on prevention rather than responding only to crises in people's lives. While support from relatives and friends was invaluable for some families, others did not have this assistance for a range of reasons. For some mothers, they were an additional source of stress and responsibility. In this project, the experiences and views of three small groups of people on low income were used as the 'yardstick' for defining needs and whether services were meeting these needs. The project's consumer focus led to a broad view of people's needs. In contrast, services often had very narrowly defined purposes associated with tightly targeted definitions of need. These programs usually operated quite independently of each other, with little regard for how difficulties in the use of one service might lead to increased demand in another. Much of the interaction between services in a planning sense were restricted to the sharing of information; but even here service providers regarded the processes as inadequate. How is it possible to pay for services to meet broadly defined needs? Two approaches were evident in the services contacted in this project. One was to have a large enough 'bucket' of money to be able to provide the services required. The experience of this project was that there is no such open-ended commitment to government funding of family services. An alternate approach is to look for increased efficiency and effectiveness in how resources are managed and rationed. The current orthodoxy at Commonwealth, State and local government levels is that greater flexibility and improved efficiency in service provision can be achieved through the introduction of competition. An alternative to competition suggested in this project is to improve efficiency and effectiveness through a more integrated cooperative approach, centred on the needs of the consumers of these services. The resource-based approach has as its basis some of the concerns underlying the thrust towards increased competition, case management and the purchaser/provider split. These concerns are that the existing system is too inflexible, unresponsive to the actual needs of consumers and too complicated to negotiate. However the resource-based approach as tested in this project has some additional elements: a focus on prevention; a much greater emphasis on self-determination by consumers other than through their capacity to pay; and a holistic focus on the range of services required. Unless rationing devices take into account these broader issues, services may become more fragmented, neglect prevention and be less responsive to the situations of those people with little capacity to pay. [Extract]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Rewriting the rules for youth participation : inclusion and diversity in government and community decision making. /

by Bell, Johanna | Vromen, Ariadne | Collin, Phillippa.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 2008; Barton, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2008Description: 194 p.Notes: Report to the National Youth Affairs Research Scheme (NYARS) Bibliography: p. 174-178 School to work Into & out of work; Cover note: Report to the National Youth Affairs Research Scheme (NYARS) Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-178)Summary: "This report examined the following: - existing opportunities for young people from diverse backgrounds to participate in decision making- perceptions and expectations of participation- experiences of participation- the strengths and limitations of targeted verses universal approaches to involving young people- motivations for participation- barriers to participation- benefits of participation- strategies for involving young people from diverse backgrounds. > The research explores the attitudes and experiences of policy makers and service providers, and young people from diverse backgrounds. For the purposes of this project, young people from diverse backgrounds were defined as those aged 12-25 years from one or more of the following backgrounds:- Indigenous- culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), including refugee and recently arrived communities- low socio economic backgrounds- young people who have a disability- young people who are, or have been, under the guardianship of the Minister (particularly those in foster care)." -- DEEWR websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Right and wrong : how to decide for yourself. /

by Mackay, Hugh.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Hodder Headline 2004Description: xi, 244 p.Summary: Well-known psychologist and social researcher Hugh Mackay believes that morality isn t a set of rules or even a road map: it s a way of travelling, a mind-set, a resource for the journey (p.xi). In conversational style, he suggests how to narrow the gap between what we do and what we believe we should do, and offers some strategies that make it easier to decide what s right and wrong for you, when confronted with a moral choice.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Sharing the learnings about deliberative participation: a review of the citizens jury for public tenants /

by Jope, Sally | Dowling, Brendan.

Publisher: unpub. 2005Description: 25p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2005 References: p. 25 see also AR2004.54Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

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