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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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Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation. /

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

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. Department of Social Welfare 1997Description: xx, 252 p. + appendices.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-259) See also: 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. [B12585] November 1997Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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First three years project : phase 1 report. /

by McLoughlin, June | Nagorcka, Jeanette | Centre for Community Child Health.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Centre for Community Child Health 1999Description: 93 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: First Three Years Project - Stage ISummary: There is currently an increasing international awareness of the importance of the early years of childhood in determining longer term outcomes for children. A growing body of evidence suggests that behaviour problems, success at school, and mental and physical health are greatly influenced by the care and experiences of early childhood. Recent neurological research challenges long held assumptions that brain development and structure are solely genetically determined. It provides evidence that the actual structure of the brain is greatly influenced by environmental factors throughout pregnancy and then after birth, particularly in the first three years of life. Early experiences of nurturing care and stimulation have a positive effect on the wiring of the brain, which in turn positively influences development, ability to learn and the capacity to regulate emotions. Conversely, negative early experiences can have a detrimental effect on brain development and subsequently compromise development, learning and regulation of emotion (Shore 1998). These findings have major implications for family and children’s services, suggesting that the greatest benefits will be achieved through prevention and early intervention in the early years of life, supported by appropriate interventions through later developmental stages. In response to this emerging evidence, a group of Australian academics, practitioners and government officials established the National Initiative for the Early Years (NIFTEY) in early 1999. NIFTEY’s objectives are to educate the general public about the importance of the first three years of life and the need for action to provide all children with the best possible early life, and to achieve better integration of policies and programs for young children across government and society. [Introduction - Extract]Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1). Lost (1).

Foundations for a stronger, fairer Australia /

by Australia. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2011Description: 32 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In January 2010 the Australian Government launched a comprehensive social inclusion plan, A Stronger, Fairer Australia, which aimed to increase national prosperity and reduce disadvantage. This new report gives a snapshot of how the Government is delivering on social inclusion. What you'll read is just a sample of the work that's being done because every action the Government takes is focused on the building blocks of social inclusion: a strong economy and a strong society that leaves no one behind. The Government believes all Australians have the right to learn, work, be part of their community and be heard on issues which matter to them.Availability: (1)

Garma 2006 key forum report : Indigenous education and training. /

by Lea, Tess (comp.) | Martin, William (comp.) | Wurm, Jackie (comp.).

Publisher: Darwin, N.T. Charles Darwin University, 2006Description: PDF.Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: No items available

Growing up in an inclusive Victoria : Submission to the Victorian Government on the blueprint for Early Childhood Development and School Reform / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 20 p. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission on the Blueprint for Early Childhood Development and School Reform.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence welcomes the Government’s commitment to better integration of policies across early childhood and education as signalled by the newly established Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. This integration opens up opportunities for targeted and sustained assistance to significantly improve the participation and development of children from disadvantaged backgrounds, especially Indigenous children. The Brotherhood also welcomes the continuing priority on strengthening educational achievement over the next five years through the proposed reform agenda. We strongly support the Government’s commitment to building the learning, skills and productivity of Victoria’s children and young adults. We therefore welcome the broad thrust of measures and investment announced in the 2008–09 State Budget. We support the three areas in the Blueprint on which the next phase of reform will focus: system development and reform, workforce reform and parent and community partnerships. We can see some acknowledgement of the important role that a child’s environment exerts on his or her development but there is not enough recognition of the impact of multiple disadvantage on children and the subsequent need for resources. We also have strong concerns regarding the lack of acknowledgment of the vital influence that social circumstances and more specifically social disadvantage exert on educational participation, commitment to learning and achievement. The social context of children and young people may include, for example, parents’ poor physical or mental health or learning disabilities, material deprivation, Indigenous or refugee background, homelessness, domestic violence and substance abuse. Furthermore, there are other barriers that children and young people face in addition to those addressed in the discussion papers. These include learning difficulties and behavioural problems which impact strongly on educational participation and outcomes for individual students, as well as on the ability of teachers and schools to ameliorate the effects of disadvantage. Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1), Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Growth in literacy and numeracy in the first three years of school . /

by Meiers, Marion | Australian Council for Educational Research | Khoo, Siek Toon | Rowe, Ken.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2006Description: PDF.Other title: ACER Research monograph No. 61.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Healing through play : inviting spaces to support refugee children /

by Chapman, Melinda.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Free Kindergarten Association 2005Description: 16 p. : ill.Notes: Cover title. Bibliography : p. 16Summary: This companion to Inviting Play has been developed to further inspire and challenge readers by complimenting and extending the concepts in Inviting Play. It is a useful tool for early childhood staff who are working with children from a broad range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, who have the experienced being a refugee.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

HELP! : 37,000 babies at risk each year : why we need to invest now in Australia's most disadvantaged families. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 14 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2007 Family & early years 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
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HIPPY : Home Interaction Program for Parents & Youngsters/ [videorecording]

by HIPPY Australia | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (10 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Notes: 2 copies Summary: The Brotherhood's Home Interaction Program for Parents & Youngsters (HIPPY) works across Australia with families from Indigenous, refugee, and long term disadvantaged regional & rural communities. It aims to : - Foster a love of learning in young children, promoting cognitive & social development & enhancing school readiness, - Increase parents' confidence & skills as their child's first teacher, - Increase participation in school & community life, - Develop work readiness & community leadership skills of participating parents.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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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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HIPPY 1 : evaluation report. /

by Duffield, Jenny.

Publisher: Geelong, Vic. Glastonbury Child & Family Services 2002Description: 45 p.: ill.Summary: HOME INTERACTION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND YOUNGSTERS [HIPPY]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Hippy Australia Research 1998 - 2007 by the School of Psychology, Victoria University concerning The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) /

by Dean, Suzanne | Victoria University of Technology. School of Psychology.

Publisher: Footscray, Vic. unpub. 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2007Summary: Research is a vital part of HIPPY in Australia. An integrated series of independent research studies by the School of Psychology of Victoria University has explored many aspects since the program's introduction to Australia in 1998. Most critically, evaluation of outcomes, and of how these occur, has investigated whether HIPPY can have positive early intervention effects on learning readiness and general development with disadvantaged groups in Australia, as found in communities in the United States, the Netherlands, Turkey, South Africa, New Zealand and Israel. ; HOME INTERACTION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND YOUNGSTERS (HIPPY)Availability: (1)
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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 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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HIPPY national evaluation : interim report : prepared for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations /

by Liddell, Max | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Barnett, Tony | McEachran, Juliet | Roost, Fatoumata Diallo.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: xiii, 44 p. : ill., graphs.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010Summary: The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) is a two-year home and centre-based program which aims to improve the school readiness of children from disadvantaged communities. Associated aims are to assist parents in their role as teacher, improve the parent?child relationship, and increase the social and economic participation of marginalised families. HIPPY is based on: the use of structured learning materials introduced to parents by way of home visits from tutors recruited from the local community; parent tutoring of their children; and centre-based meetings providing parent support and enrichment programs. HIPPY operates in a number of countries around the world, and has shown promising results in the research conducted to date. This evaluation, which forms part of the national rollout of HIPPY in Australia, has been conducted in a partnership between Monash University (Chief Investigator) and the Research and Policy Centre Early Years research team at the Brotherhood of St Laurence. The evaluation is funded by the Australian Government?s Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). The HIPPY sites are selected by DEEWR in consultation with HIPPY Australia with the assistance of the Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. ; HOME INTERACTION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND YOUNGSTERS (HIPPY) ; LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN (LSAC)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters : manual for operating HIPPY in Australia /

by HIPPY Australia.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. HIPPY Australia. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: pp.: ill.Notes: Adapted with permission from HIPPY International, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IsraelAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Human capital and social inclusion: we are all human capital now! /

by Sedgwick, Stephen | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Brotherhood of St Laurence Social Inclusion Down Under Symposium June 2008 : Proceedings 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2008Summary: In February 2006 the Council of Australian Governments proclaimed a new wave of collaborative reform (COAG, 2006: 1) . The centerpiece was a number of proposals to enhance the nation's 'human capital'. The agenda is broad, ranging from early childhood education to the health needs of the more mature. This presentation will bring together recent empirical work and discuss the potential implications for social inclusion of potential reforms affecting young people fromearly in life until they make their first transition into the labour market. The focus is on the long term. We draw a number of tentative conclusions about areas for future policy development...IntroAvailability: (1)

Impact of staff ratios on under 2 year olds in children's services : final report. /

by Fisher, Karen | Patulny, Roger.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2004Description: ii, 19 p.Notes: May 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p.19)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Improved outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families in early childhood education and care services : learning from good practice /

by Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care.

Publisher: North Fitzroy, Vic. Secretariat for National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012 Bibliography : p. 30-33Summary: This report explores the factors that contribute to positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services.Availability: (1)

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