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"Does camping count?" : Children's experiences of homelessness : final report /

by Kirkman, Maggie | University of Melbourne. Key Centre for Women's Health in ociety | Keys, Deborah | Turner, Alina | Bodzak, Daria.

Publisher: Blackburn, Vic. Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory, Melbourne 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2009 Report of research conducted by the Key Centre for Women's Health in Society at the University of Melbourne, commissioned by The Salvation Army Melbourne Central Division Research and Advocacy Fund, in partnership with the Council to Homeless Persons, Melbourne Citymission, and the Family Access Network. Bibliography : p. 61-64Summary: In Victoria, children constitute a third of people attending homelessness services. This research aimed to gain insight into the homelessness experience of children accommodated in transitional support services in an urban setting. It is the first major investigation of children's perspectives on the experience of homelessness in Victoria.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

Ask the children : overview of children's understandings of well-being. /

by Fattore, Toby | Mason, Jan | Watson, Liz.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. Commission for Children & Young People 2007Description: PDF.Summary: This study explores the views of 126 children and young people, and reveals some surprising facts about what makes up and affects kids sense of well-being.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Temperament Project. /

by Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Temperament Project.

Publisher: Melbourne Australian Institute of Family Studies 2006Online Access: website Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 23 May 2006 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Australian Temperament Project (ATP) is a longitudinal study of the psychosocial development of a large and representative sample of Australian children born in the state of Victoria, Australia between September 1982 and January 1983. The study aims to trace the pathways to psychosocial adjustment and maladjustment across the lifespan, and to investigate the contribution of personal, family and environmental factors to development and wellbeing. A major theme throughout has been the influence of an individual's temperament on his/her emotional and behavioural adjustment. The broad issues addressed include: > >the contribution of temperament to a child's emotional, behavioural and school adjustment; > >the impact of family and environmental factors, together with child characteristics, on emotional and behavioural adjustment; > >the factors and processes involved in the progression of childhood behaviour problems (e.g. aggression, hyperactivity, anxiety) to adolescent and adult adjustment difficulties (e.g. antisocial behaviour, substance use, depression); > >genetic influences on temperament and behaviour; > >the development of healthy, socially competent functioning; > >the development of civic mindedness and social responsibility; > >the transition to young adulthood: pathways to occupational and educational participation, the development of interpersonal relationships, and family formation.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Families and cultural diversity in Australia. /

by Hartley, Robyn (ed.).

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian Institute of Family Studies 1995Description: xvii, 273 p.Notes: Includes index. Cover title: Families & cultural diversity in Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family dynamics in the midst of changes in the economy. /

by Challen, Michael B | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 1992Description: 9 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Final report from the primary phase : pre-school, school and family influences on children s development during key stage 2 (age 7 11). /

by Sylva, Kathy et. al.

Publisher: Nottingham, U.K. Department of Children, Schools Families 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/DCSF-RB061.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:57:40 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Footprints in Time - The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC)' [Website]

by Australia. Department of Social Services.

Online Access: Website | DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Footprints in Time Key Summary Report from Wave 1 ; Wave 2 ; Wave 3 ; Wave 4 ; Wave 5Summary: Footprints in Time is the name given to the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC), an initiative of the Australian Government. Footprints in Time is conducted by the Department of Social Services (DSS) under the guidance of the Footprints in Time Steering Committee, chaired by Professor Mick Dodson AM. LSIC is one of a suite of longitudinal studies within the National Centre for Longitudinal Data (NCLD) in DSS. The study includes two groups of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children who were aged 6 to 18 months (B cohort) and 3½ - 5 years (K cohort) when the study began in 2008. In wave 1, over 1,680 interviews were conducted with the children’s parents or primary carers (usually the mothers) and over 265 interviews were conducted with fathers or other significant carers. Subsequent waves experienced strong support from these initial interviewees. To date, Footprints in Time interviewers have successfully contacted and interviewed over 1,200 of these original families in each subsequent wave. Additional families were introduced within our wave 2 interviews and have shown a similarly strong commitment to Footprints in Time. Interviews are primarily conducted by Department of Social Services Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Administration Officers (RAOs). Interviews may also be conducted by other National Office Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff when required. Availability: (2)

From education to work : a difficult transition for young adults with low levels of education /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005Description: 114 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references School to workSummary: In OECD countries, successful completion of secondary school is often a minimum for entering the labour market and a platform for lifelong learning. Young people with lower qualifications have a higher risk of long-term unemployment or insecure unfulfilling employment and of resulting social exclusion. This study uses data from labour force surveys in 25 countries including Australia and addresses topics including the impact of family background on educational achievement, comparative outcomes for young men and young women with limited education and specific challenges facing immigrant groupsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Handbook for working with children and youth : pathways to resilience across cultures and contexts /

by Ungar, Michael.

Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 2005Description: xxxix, 511 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.Other title: Pathways to resilience across cultures and contexts.Summary: "The Handbook for Working With Children and Youth: Pathways to Resilience Across Cultures and Contexts examines lives lived well despite adversity. Calling upon some of the most progressive thinkers in the field, it presents a collection of original writing on the theories, methods of study, and interventions that promote resilience. Unlike other works that have left largely unquestioned their own culture-bound interpretations of the ways children and youth survive and thrive, this volume explores the multiple paths children follow to health and well-being in diverse national and international settings. It demonstrates the connection between social and political health resources and addresses the more immediate concerns of how those who care for children create the physical, emotional, and spiritual environments in which resilience is nurtured." ; "Academics, graduate students, and professionals studying or working in human service fields such as human development and family studies, education, social work, child and youth care work, developmental psychology/applied developmental science, child psychiatry, nursing, and family therapy will benefit from this Handbook. In essence, anyone who works with youth or is interested in the developmental issues related to children and youth in clinical, residential, or community settings will find Ungar's Handbook to be of great value."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Impact of parental involvement on children s education . /

by Sylva, Kathy et. al.

Publisher: Nottingham, U.K. Department of Children, Schools Families 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/DCSF-00924-2008BKT-EN.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:57:42 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Issues for the safety and wellbeing of children in families with multiple and complex problems : the co-occurrence of domestic violence, parental substance misuse, and mental health problems /

by Bromfield, Leah | Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child rotection Clearinghouse | Lamont, Alister | Parker, Robyn | Horsfall, Briony.

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. 21-23Summary: Families with multiple and complex problems are no longer a marginal group in service delivery. In fact, they have become the primary client group of modern child protection services. The challenge for child protection services is to respond holistically to address inter-related problems, in order to better support families to make and sustain changes to better meet the needs of children.Availability: (1)

Juggling work, home and learning in low-paid occupations : a qualitative study /

by Pocock, Barbara | University of South Australia. Centre for Work and Life | Elton, Jude | Green, Deborah | Pritchard, Suzanne.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Appendices pp. 55-61Summary: This report looks at what factors influence the participation of low-skilled and low-paid workers in vocational education and training. Information comes from students, employers, employees and providers in the retail, food-processing and non-residential aged care sectors across four Australian states. It finds that although barriers to training do include lack of money and time to study, many of the challenges related to integrating work, home life, community interests and study. The main driver of training is the need to gain or retain a job, and the costs of participation are high as far as time, money and effort goes. For low-paid workers the financial rewards for training are low.Availability: (1)

Life chances /

by Deacon, Kim | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Miller, Gregory.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Film Finance Corporation Ltd and Film Projects Pty Ltd 1995Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.Notes: Janet Taylor Distributed by Film Australia. Produced in association with The Brotherhood of St. Laurence. Produced with the assistance of NSW Film and TV Office. Family & early yearsSummary: LIFE CHANCES tells the stories of seven families from different cultures, educations and income levels and by focusing on a child in each family, it looks at discrepancies between the opportunities and choices offered to each of the children. ; The film is based on a longitudinal study by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, which follows 160 families with a child born in 1990 in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. The study is recording changes in the family unit over years, creating a larger picture of the social movement of the families and children concerned. It compares issues of income, education, health and community services. ; The opportunity to make a documentary arose out of this extensive research and the seven families who took part reflect the different situations into which Australian children are being born in the 1990’s. ; The film features families from Vietnamese, Hmong, Turkish, Greek and Anglo-Celtic backgrounds. By sharing the intimacy and diversity of family life, the film explores issues of cultural identity and social change and its impact on the next generation. It contrasts the expectations of new arrivals with those of Australian born families. ; Children are dependent on the family to provide the structure in their lives, so the film looks at how the experience of the family shapes the children. Focussing on the 4 year-old child, the film asks how their life now will shape their life in the future. ; Jacinta, an educated single mother, dedicates her time and attention to her only child Isabel; while Fue, the son of Laotian refugees, competes with five other children under six for his mother’s attention. Lindy and Alan take holidays, Helen’s family is unable to afford even a family outing. Some families are ‘living on the edge’, unaware of services others take for granted. ; We see the widening gap between the employed and the unemployed. A Single income family is now likely to be living on the poverty line. We see government cuts reducing the services families depend on. The film highlights the issues affecting each family; poverty, access to education, language, work stress, and lack of family support. ; Fitzroy, the oldest suburb of Melbourne was until recently the home of many of Melbourne’s poor, but is rapidly changing through a process of gentrification. A suburb of contrasts, from Housing Commission tenants to double-income homeowners, Fitzroy links all the families and provides the framework within which the stories are set. Featuring sites where people’s paths cross in daily life, the film connects families different in their cultural and economic experiences through their common environment. ; To understand Australian society better we need to know more about what is shaping individual lives, which policies are successful and which are not. Social welfare, multiculturalism and education all play an important part. ; Looking at the different opportunities available to children from one inner city suburb, LIFE CHANCES reveals issues shaping the lives of Australians. While the cycle of poverty and the obstacles to change are revealed by the study, the film focuses on personal stories; parents expectations for their children, the support they provide and the support they are able to access being the main factors affecting children’s chances of achieving their full potential. ; LIFE CHANCES is an FFC/SBS Accord documentary screened on The Cutting Edge program in 1995.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).

Relational contracts, taxation and the household /

by Apps, Patricia | Rees, Ray.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper applies the theory of relational contracts to make precise the idea that because households are engaged in a repeated non-cooperative game, Pareto efficient outcomes can be supported by self interest, given the specific pattern of specialisation and exchange which exists in the household. The household's choice of a particular solution from the resulting feasible set is found by the maximisation of a household welfare function, a generalisation of a suggestion originally made by Samuelson. This nests as special cases the objective functions used in currently popular models of households engaged in one-shot cooperative games. We take a specific example of such a household welfare function, characterise the determinants of the household utility distribution, and then apply the model to examine the effects of a move from joint to individual taxation. We show that on standard stylised facts, secondary earners are always better off absolutely, and define the conditions! under which they will also be so relatively. This confirms the conclusions from models which concern themselves only with the across-household welfare distribution.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The changing role of grandparents /

by Ochiltree, Gay | Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Family elationships Clearinghouse.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Family Relationships Clearinghouse 2006Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Family Relationships Clearinghouse. Briefing ; no..Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The role of spirituality in social and emotional wellbeing initiatives : the family wellbeing program at Yarrabah /

by McEwan, Alexandra et al.

Publisher: Casuarina, N.T. Copoerative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper explores the role that spirituality plays in social and emotional wellbeing for one group of Indigenous Australians by considering the outcomes of the Family Wellbeing (FWB) empowerment program, as reported by participants from Yarrabah, an Indigenous community located in far north Queensland. ; Analysis of 38 semi-structured evaluation interviews conducted with FWB participants in 2003 and 2005 demonstrated that the program outcomes, including improved relationships with family, increased empathy, a sense of calm and peace and a sense of healing, resonated very strongly with contemporary concepts of spirituality. The feelings, attitudes and behaviours reported by participants are also closely linked to ?the control factor? ? recognised as an important psychological variable in epidemiological patterns of disease ? and several personal and social factors that have been identified as protective against suicide and other self-destructive behaviours.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Smith Family's learning for life program a decade on : poverty and educational disadvantage. /

by Zappala, Gianni | The Smith Family | Parker, Ben.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. Research and Advocacy Team, The Smith Family 2000Description: v, 27 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Turning the me generation into the we generation : raising kids that care /

by Ungar, Michael.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2009Description: 239 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.Notes: Includes index. Bibliography: p. 229-233.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Understanding the risks of social exclusion across the life course : older age /

by Becker, Elizabeth | Boreham, Richard.

Publisher: London, U.K. National Centre for Social Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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