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'Forgotten Australians' and 'Lost Innocents' : child migrants and children in institutional care in Australia /

by Dow, Coral | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library | Phillips, Janet.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. Parliamentary Library 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 11 November 2009 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This background note provides a brief overview and history of the arrival of child migrants from the United Kingdom and government responses to claims of their mistreatment whilst in institutional care in Australia. These children who arrived in Australia between 1920 and 1967 have been referred to in a number of Senate inquiries as the 'Lost Innocents'.Availability: (1)

'Stop saying education is free' : a qualitative investigation into voluntary contributions and compulsory fees in Victorian public secondary schools /

by McCaughey, Nathalie | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Monash University 2004Description: 111 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references and appendices.Summary: This paper considers the current ways in which public secondary schools raise private funds in the form of voluntary contributions and compulsory curriculum charges from parents.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

21st century housing careers and Australia's housing future : literature review. /

by Beer, Andrew | Faulkner, Debbie | Gabriel, Michelle.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This position paper suggests that a growing number of individuals are continuing to live with their parents into their 20s and 30s due to shifts in attitudes, demography, government policies and working patterns.Availability: (1)

A Community Visitor Program for Children in State Care : report /

by South Australia. Office of the Guardian for Children and oung People.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. South Australia. Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010Summary: The purpose of the project was to examine the feasibility of introducing a community visitor (CV) program for children and young people in state care in South Australia. The report is the conclusion from background research on other CV programs, the outcomes from a discussion with South Australian experts and consultation with the Youth Advisors to the Guardian.Availability: (1)

A cost benefit analysis of early childhood intervention : evidence from a randomised evaluation of a parenting programme /

by O'Neill, Donal | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: IZA DP No. 4518Summary: A number of researchers and policy makers have recently argued that the most effective way of dealing with long-run disadvantage and the intergenerational transmission of poverty is through early childhood intervention and in particular policies aimed at supporting the family in early childhood development. In this paper we carry out a randomised evaluation of one such programme aimed at improving the skills and parenting strategies of parents, particularly those who find their child's behaviour difficult or challenging. Our evaluation shows that the treatment significantly reduced behavioural problems in young children when measured 6 months after the intervention. Furthermore our detailed cost analysis, combined with a consideration of the potential long-run benefits associated with the programme, suggest that the long-run rate of return to society from this programme is likely to be relatively high.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A fairer Victoria : standing together through tough times. /

by Victoria. Department of Planning and Community Development.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2009Description: 73 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.).Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A home away from home? : a comparative evaluation of three Melbourne family day care projects. /

by Tinney, Phyllis M | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St. Laurence 1975Description: 338 p. Bibliography: p. 329-337.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "A research project of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence in association with the City of Knox and the City of St. Kilda..supported by grants from the Australian Government"--t.p. 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A safety net that allows sole parent families to build fulfilling lives. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2000Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A background submission to the Reference Group on Welfare Reform. January 2000 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A snapshot of early childhood development in Australia : Australia Early Development Index (AEDI) National Report 2009 /

by Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Centre for Community Child Health 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 Re-issueSummary: In 2009, the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) was completed nationwide for the first time. Between 1 May and 31 July, information was collected on 261,203 children (97.5 per cent of the estimated national five-year-old population). ; The AEDI is a population measure of children's development in communities across Australia. ; The AEDI gives us a national picture of children's health and development 'a first for Australia'. The results pinpoint strengths in the community as well as what can be improved.Availability: (1)

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine : preventing and responding to the abuse and neglect of infants /

by Jordan, Brigid | Sketchley, Robyn.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A tale of two fathers : more are active, but more are absent /

by Livingston, Gretchen | PEW Research Center | Parker, Kim.

Publisher: Washington, DC PEW Research Center 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011Summary: The role of fathers in the modern American family is changing in important and countervailing ways. Fathers who live with their children have become more intensely involved in their lives, spending more time with them and taking part in a greater variety of activities. However, the share of fathers who are residing with their children has fallen significantly in the past half century. In 1960, only 11% of children in the U.S. lived apart from their fathers. By 2010, that share had risen to 27%. The share of minor children living apart from their mothers increased only modestly, from 4% in 1960 to 8% in 2010.According to a new Pew Research Center analysis of the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), more than one-in-four fathers with children 18 or younger now live apart from their children -with 11% living apart from some of their children and 16% living apart from all of their children.Availability: (1)

A woman's nation changes everything /

by Shriver, Maria (ed) | Center for American Progress | Boushey, Heather (ed.) | O'Leary, Ann.

Publisher: Washington, DC Center for American Progress 2009Description: PDF.Other title: The Shriver Report.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: When we look back over the 20th century and try to understand what's happened to workers and their families and the challenges they now face, the movement of women out of the home and into paid employment stands out as a unique and powerful transformation.Availability: (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)

Action and Resource Centre review 1976 /

by Benjamin, Joan.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. (unpub.) 1977Description: 37 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: ARC started in 1972 at the Brotherhood of St Laurence as The Family Centre Project. Action and Resource Centre (ARC) for low-income families opened in 1972 on a self-management basis, taking over from the Family Centre and continuing the Family Centre Project philosophy - 'low-income people need a voice and an organisation where they can help other low income people'. With 95 member families, fifteen members of the Family Centre were employed as resource workers. The ARC's Support Work Program (SWOP) provided employment for men who had been out of work for some time. The formal agreement between the BSL and the Action & Resource Centre was signed on 28 July 1976, the first step towards autonomy for the project.(BSL timeline)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Addressing barriers for jobless families /

by Australian Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Social Inclusion Board 2011Description: 58 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Bibliography : p. 57-58Summary: This report presents an overview of jobless families in Australia. In June 2010 there were 310,000 jobless families with children under 15 years in Australia and 580,000 children under 15 living in jobless families. Compared with other OECD countries, Australia has a relatively high rate of children living in jobless families. In 2007, according to the latest available international comparisons, Australia had the fourth highest rate of children living in jobless families within the OECD.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An integrated approach to early childhood development /

by Moore, Tim | Benevolent Society | Skinner, Alexandra.

Publisher: Paddington, N.S.W. Benevolent Society 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 36-43Summary: This paper was prepared by the Centre for Community Child Health, and commissioned by The Benevolent Society (TBS) to provide advice on how to move towards greater integration of the various elements of support and / or services needed by children and their families.Availability: (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)

Annual report /

by Victoria. Office of the Child Safety Commissioner.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Office of the Child Safety Commissioner 2006 -Summary: The Office brings together thirty experienced and committed full time and part time staff, who aim to be at the forefront of activity to protect Victoria's children. ; The office is always keen to identify the views of children through consultation at events, forums and workshops for young people, parents, professionals and the broader community.Availability: No items available

Annual report /

by Victoria. Office of the Child Safety Commissioner. Victorian hild Death Review Committee.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Office of the Child Safety Commissioner 2000 -Summary: The Victorian Child Death Review Committee (VCDRC) is an independent, multidisciplinary ministerial advisory body. ; The VCDRC reviews the deaths of children and young people who were clients of the Victorian Child Protection service at the time of their death or within 12 months of their death. The aim of this review is to identify common themes and comment on service responses to vulnerable children and families, as part of an on-going, reflective learning process. ; The VCDRC does not express an opinion about the factors leading to a child's death nor does it determine culpability. Responsibility for these matters rests with the State Coroner and Victoria Police.Availability: No items available

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)

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