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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 national approach to mental health : from crisis to community : final report. /

by Australia. Parliament. Senate. Select Committee on Mental Health.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Senate 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A pilot exploration of a family home visiting program for families of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children : report and recommendations : perspectives of parents of Aboriginal children and organisational /

by Sivak, Leda | University of South Australia. Australian Centre for Child rotection | Arney, Fiona | Lewig, Kerry.

Publisher: Magill, S.A. Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2008 Bibliography: p. 77-78 Contents: Purpose of report -- Methodology -- Findings of focus groups and interviews with parents -- general perceptions and perceived benefits of FHV -- Staff characteristics -- The role of the ICCs -- Program structue - content of FHV -- Program structure - service delivery -- Program structure - cessation -- Discussion -- References -- AppendicesSummary: The South Australian Children, Youth and Women's Health Service has adopted and adapted a model of Family Home Visiting from the USA, using professional nurse home visitors and Indigenous Cultural Consultants (ICCs) in program delivery for Aboriginal clients in South Australia. The purpose of home visiting is to provide children with the best possible start in life and to assist families in providing the best support possible for their children. Home visits are provided by qualified child health nurses supported by a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, Aboriginal health workers and family brokers.Availability: (1)

Addressing the strengths and complexities of bicultural youth and family work : consultation report /

by Centre for Multicultural Youth.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Report on a consultation with organisations employing bicultural workers to engage refugee and migrant young people and their communities, providing practical tips, strategies and examples.Availability: (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)

Annual report /

by St Vincent de Paul Society.

Publisher: St Vincent de Paul 2007Availability: No items available

Attacking poverty through participation : a community approach. /

by Benn, Concetta | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Bundoora, Vic. PIT Publishing 1981Description: 332 p.Notes: Discusses Brotherhood of St Laurence Family Centre Project Bibliography: p. 285-293 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Balancing work and family : a Business Council of Australia survey . /

by Business Council of Australia.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Business Council of Australia 2003Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

Bound to care /

by Braithwaite, V. A.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 1990Description: 179 p. Bibliography: p. 157-171. Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Breakfast clubs : a how to guide. /

by New Policy Institute | Kelloggs.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Policy Institute 2000Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Breaking cycles, building futures : promoting inclusion of vulnerable families in antenatal and universal early childhood services : a report on the first three stages of the project. /

by Carbone, Stephen | Department of Human Services | Fraser, Alex | Ramburuth, Rasika | Nelms, Lucy | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Department of Human Services 2004Description: x, 116 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report on the first three stages of the projectSummary: The Breaking Cycles, Building Futures project is an initiative of the Victorian State Government and is funded by the Premier’s Drug Prevention Council. It is part of the State Government’s Best Start Strategy. The project’s key aim is to identify, implement and evaluate strategies to promote more inclusive antenatal and universal early childhood services, which better engage and assist vulnerable families. The Brotherhood of St Laurence was contracted by the Department of Human Services to undertake this project. In its mission of working for an Australia free of poverty, the Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges the importance of efforts to better support vulnerable children and their parents, not only as an important immediate measure, but also as a strategy to prevent poverty and social exclusion in the future. The Breaking Cycles, Building Futures project is being undertaken in four stages: • a literature review • consultation with parents, service providers and peak bodies • documenting possible strategies which Best Start partnerships can adopt to help them to provide more inclusive services • working with Best Start partnerships to implement and evaluate these strategies. This document reports on the results of the first three stages and outlines the process for addressing the final stage. The study started from the assumption that antenatal and universal early childhood services (Maternal and Child Health services, kindergartens and primary schools) are an important resource for promoting the wellbeing of our children and their families. As such, it is imperative these services are available to all. The study focused on answering four key questions: • What is an inclusive service? • How inclusive are existing antenatal and universal early childhood services? • What are the barriers to inclusion? • How can these services be more inclusive so that they better engage vulnerable families? Answers to these questions were sought through a review of the national and international literature, along with an extensive community consultation process. In all, 69 parents, more than 100 service providers and more than 20 Victorian Government staff were interviewed. The vast majority of parents interviewed were experiencing a range of (often concurrent) difficulties in their lives, such as low income, unemployment, homelessness, problematic substance use, mental illness or a disability. Many were young parents (less than 20 years of age) and several were from a non-English speaking background. [Executive summary - extract] Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Brighter Futures Early Intervention Evaluation : interim report March 2010 /

by Hilferty, Fiona | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Mullan, K | Eastman, C | Griffiths, M | Chan, S | Heese, K | Katz, Ilan.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre 2010Description: PDF.Other title: University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Bibliography : p. 82-83Summary: The staged roll out of Brighter Futures across NSW began in 2003, and is part of a shift in child protection policy and practice towards preventive, family-focused support and service provision. The aim of Brighter Futures is to provide targeted support to vulnerable families with young children who are at risk of being abused or neglected. The aim is to help families at an earlier stage of intervention, to stop them escalating within the child protection system. The program is being administered in partnership with 14 non-government agencies (Lead Agencies) across NSW.Availability: (1)

Changing relationships : services for disabled women experiencing domestic violence in the UK /

by Trotter, Joy | Radford, Jill | Harne, Lynne.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Child poverty : an issue for family support and public policy /

by Trethewey, Jenny | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Kew, Vic. unpub. 1987Description: 10p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Paper presented at Australian Early Childhood Association Victorian State Conference, 11 September 1987 at the Kew Campus of the Institute of Early Childhood DevelopmentAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Children and families in focus: proceedings of the inaugural state conference of the Australian Early Childhood Association Victorian Branch, Melbourne, 11-12 Sept 1987. /

by Australian Early Childhood Association Victorian Branch State.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Early Childhood Association Victorian Branch 1988Description: 46p.Notes: Edited by Agnes Farrance Includes paper by Jenny Trethewey: Child Poverty: an issue for family support and public policy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Clients speak out: a presentation of the opinions, experiences and voiced needs of 20 Broadmeadows Family Services service users. /

by Gourlay, Michael.

Publisher: Broadmeadows, Vic Broadmeadows Family Services 1986Description: 75p.Availability: No items available

Community support services for families. /

by Gledhill, Marion.

Publisher: 1994Description: p.93-112.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B6422 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Connecting with Frankston families : examining service use for families in Frankston North, Karingal and Carrum Downs

by Davies, Carmelita | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Oke, Nicole.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: vi, 40 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report explores ways to strengthen the provision of services to 'hard to reach' families in Frankston North, Karingal and Carrum Downs, suburbs on Melbourne's outer metropolitan fringe. Parents and service staff were interviewed about factors which hindered or encouraged the use of services such as maternal and child health centres, dental services and childcare.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

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