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A fairer Victoria : real support - real gains /

by Victoria. Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2010Description: 87 p. : col.ill. ; 30 cm.Other title: A fairer Victoria 2010.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2010Summary: A Fairer Victoria 2010, launched by the Premier on 6 May, commits Availability: (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 fairer Victoria : strong people strong communities /

by Victoria. Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2008Description: 58 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 'May 2008' cover titleSummary: A Fairer Victoria is a whole of Government social policy action plan to address disadvantage and promote inclusion and participation. The Fairer Victoria strategies for 2008 target four priority areas: giving all Victorian children the best start in life; improving education and helping people into work; improving health and wellbeing; and developing liveable communities. This document sets out the policy measures designed to reduce disadvantage by achieving better support for children and families, improving education and training to remove educational inequities and barriers to workplace participation, improving health and wellbeing, and strengthening neighbourhoods and local communities.Availability: (1)

Acting early, changing lives : how prevention and early action saves money and improves wellbeing. /

by Moore, T.G | Benevolent Society | McDonald, M.

Publisher: Paddington, N.S.W. Benevolent Society 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 2013 Written for the Benevolent Society by The Centre for Community Child Health at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. Includes bibliographical references (p. 45-53)Summary: This report highlights the benefits of early intervention for disadvantaged children in Australia. It presents the international research evidence on effective early intervention initiatives and identifies the priorities for early intervention in AustraliaAvailability: (1)

Action for family planning / a proposal by the Brotherhood of St Laurence

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1970Description: 31 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

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)

Barriers to inclusion and successful engagement of parents in mainstream services /

by Katz, Ilan | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | La Placa, Vincent | Hunter, Sarah.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 22-30Summary: The primary focus of this review is on research evidence addressing the barriers that parents face in engaging with mainstream support services, and the ways that services have successfully responded to overcoming those barriers. The review takes a broad view of 'mainstream' services, and includes health, education, social services, youth justice and leisure services.Availability: (1)

BSL response to the Productivity Commission's Early Childhood Development Workforce draft report /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2011 Bibliography : p. 9Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence is primarily concerned with the social inclusion of those most disadvantaged in society, which involves the organisation in striving to improve access to both employment and quality services for those most in need. This submission responds to those recommendations in the Productivity Commission's Early Childhood Development Workforce draft research report (June 2011) that would most affect this group. The Brotherhood of St Laurence maintains its unequivocal support for the recent reforms that will provide a framework for managing the quality and consistency of early childhood education and care (ECEC) across Australia. Our particular concern remains that urgent consideration be given to ensuring access to and affordability of ECEC for Australia's low-income parents. ; NAPIER STREET CHILD AND FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE ; AUSTRALIA. Productivity CommissionAvailability: (1)

Communities for Children in Broadmeadows : final local evaluation report /

by O'Rourke, Mary-Jo (ed.) | Broadmeadows UnitingCare.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Broadmeadows UnitingCare 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 "Better outcomes for children families and the community by developing stronger social connections for families and more effective networks for early-years professional." Bibliography : p. 108-111Summary: Communities for Children is an Australian government initiative to help young children and their families in disadvantaged areas. It will be implemented in 45 areas across Australia. This report discusses findings from the evaluation of the Broadmeadows site in suburban Victoria. It includes information on new findings since the interim report, achievements, local strategies, and outcomes for children, parents, and the community.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Connecting communities : national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Services Directory /

by Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care.

Publisher: North Fitzroy, Vic. Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care 2008Description: various pagings.Notes: September 2008 Also available onlineSummary: Connecting Communities contains agency details of over 5500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family and children?s services, health and legal services, government departments, peak bodies and resource agencies from across Australia. This service directory is a clear and indexed hard-copy of the SNAICC online services directory developed in partnership with InfoXchange Australia service.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Contemporary issues in the early years /

by Pugh, Gillian (ed.) | Duffy, Bernadette (ed.).

Edition: 5th ed.Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 2010Description: xii, 235 p. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction / Bernadette Duffy -- Pt. 1. Policy and Research. 1. The Policy Agenda for Early Childhood Services / Gillian Pugh -- 2. Children's Trusts and early years services: integration in action / David Hawker -- 3. The World Picture / Tricia David, Sacha Powell and Kathy Goouch -- 4. Quality in Early Childhood Education: evidence for long-term effects / Kathy Sylva and Fiona Roberts -- 5. Inspecting and Evaluating the Quality and Standards of Early Years and Childcare Provision / Caroline Jones -- Pt. 2. Practice. 6. Listening to young children: enabling children to be seen and heard / Y. Penny Lancaster -- 7. The Early Years Curriculum / Bernadette Duffy -- 8. The Tools of Assessment: Watching and Learning / Cathy Nutbrown and Caron Carter -- 9. Children's Centres / Caron Rudge -- 10. The Role of Health in Early Years Services / Kate Billingham and Jacqueline Barnes -- 11. Diversity, Inclusion and Learning in the Early Years / Iram Siraj-Blatchford -- 12. Meeting Special Needs in the Early Years: an Inclusive Approach / Mary Robinson -- 13. Working with parents / Lucy Draper and Helen Wheeler -- Pt. 3. Workforce. 14. Training and Workforce Issues in the Early Years / Sue Owen and Gill Haynes -- 15. Leading and Working in Multi-agency Teams / Carol Aubrey.Summary: Written and edited by leading British practitioners and researchers in early childhood, this new edition of Pugh and Duffy's highly regarded book provides a critical examination of key issues in the field. The fifth edition is extensively revised to emphasise the role of multi-agency working in responding effectively to the needs of children and families. Written with the new Early Years Foundation Stage and the Early Years Professional Status requirements in mind, the new edition of this best-selling book includes fully updated coverage of policy and research, practice, and workforce issues, as well as four brand new chapters on Children's Centres; Health services in the early years; Leading and working in multiagency teams; and Quality in early childhood education.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Culturally responsive family dispute resolution in family relationship centres /

by Armstrong, Susan | Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Family Relationships Quarterly No. 13 3-7 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Family relationship centres (FRCs) are required to liaise and work with local communities to provide services relevant to those communities. Among other things, FRC staff and processes must take account of and be sensitive to the cultural backgrounds of clients. This has led many FRCs to begin to develop innovative approaches to assist and provide family dispute resolution to Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Two FRCs with which the author is associated have initiated research, still in progress, to develop culturally responsive family dispute resolution (FDR). This paper will synthesise some of the issues identified in the literature to provide a framework for thinking about how FRCs, and other service providers in this sector, might provide culturally responsive FDR. (Author abstract)Availability: (1)

Developing a multi-agency pre-referral common assessment approach to the identification of children in need in the community /

by Pithouse, Andy | Ward, Harriet | Batchelor, Claire.

Publisher: 2005Availability: No items available

Doing it better for the year 2000 : innovative initiatives addressing parenting & family needs of newly arrived communities. /

by Sadowski, Christina (ed.) | Ecumenical Migration Centre.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Ecumenical Migration Centre 1999Description: 50 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Early childhood development workforce /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 Bibliography : p. 411-474Summary: The early childhood development sector contributes to the positive early life outcomes experienced by the majority of young children in Australia. The sector provides early childhood education and care, child health and family support services to over 1.5 million children. This report looks at early childhood development services primarily used by children up to school age and their families -- OverviewAvailability: (1)

Ending child poverty : a manifesto for success /

by Child Poverty Action Group.

Publisher: London, U.K. Child Poverty Action Group 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Ten steps to reduce inequality and put children first.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 51-54Summary: This manifesto argues that, as a society, we should put children first. In 2009, ten years into the twenty-year mission to end child poverty, poverty is on the policy agenda and there is consensus we must end it. But progress on tackling poverty in the first ten years has been slow and some policy has actively undermined the steps forward. The 2010 target to halve child poverty is the bedrock for meeting the 2020 goal. This target date is fast approaching and, although 600,000 children have been lifted out of poverty, without more effort the UK will miss it. Meeting the 2010 target means investing in family incomes, with the double benefit of protecting children at a time of increased hardship and providing an effective fiscal stimulus, delivered through family spending. This manifesto lays out ten tangible steps to help reduce inequality and put children first.Availability: (1)

Engaging hard-to-reach families and children : Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2004-2009. /

by Cortis, Natasha | Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs | Katz, Ilan | Patulny, Roger.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2009Description: viii, 54 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Prepared for the Department by the Social Policy Research Centre, a co-member of the National Evaluation Consortium, as part of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy evaluation 2004-2009. Includes bibliographical references (p. 53-54) Family & early yearsSummary: Through the use of interviews, the study investigates the engagement of hard-to-reach clients by services that have received Local Answers, Invest to Grow and Communities for Children funding. It looks at challenges faced and ways that engagement could be improved. Sections include: background to the study; background research; qualitative methodology; who is hard-to-reach; reach and engagement project strategies; challenges of engaging hard-to-reach groups; what additional supports are needed; effects of CfC on hard-to-reach families.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evaluating family-based services /

by Pecora, Peter J.

Publisher: New York, NY Aldine de Gruyter 1995Description: xxvii, 315 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Families in Australia 2011 : sticking together in good and tough times /

by Hayes, Alan | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Qu, Lixia | Weston, Ruth | Baxter, Jennifer.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2011Description: iv, 23 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 22-23; Produced to celebrate National Families Week 2011, held 15-21 May under the theme 'Sticking together: families in good and tough timesSummary: This report draws on recent statistics to provide a picture of selected aspects of Australian families in 2011. It first explores some of the demographic and social changes that set the scene for contemporary family life and then considers patterns of participation in work and family life. The focus then turns to participation in community life through voluntary work and caring for others, expectations about the availability of support in times of need, and government assistance to families and individuals. The final sections of the report explore economic wellbeing and life satisfaction.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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