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A Report on the Intensive Fostering Pilot Programme /

by Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.

Publisher: London, U.K. Youth Justice Board for England and Wales 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Anglicare Victoria /

by Anglicare Victoria.

Publisher: 08/12/2003 15:05:39http://www.anglicarevic.org.au/ 2003Summary: Cataloguer's description: Anglicare Victoria was formed in 1997 when the Mission to the Streets and Lanes, the Mission of St. James and St. John, and St. John's Homes for Boys and Girls merged to provide a service with a depth of experience in working with children, young people and families. Anglicare helps Victorians in need with practical support, including: food, material aid and financial counselling to low income earners; foster care for children; youth accommodation and support; counselling for victims of child abuse; parent education; family counselling; disability support; drug and alcohol counselling; and family violence support.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Care-system impacts on academic outcomes : research report /

by Wise, Sarah | Anglicare Victoria. Social Policy and Research Unit | Pollock, Sarah | Mitchell, Gaye | Argus, Cathy | Farquhar, Peta.

Publisher: Collingwood ; Melbourne Anglicare Victoria and Wesley Mission Victoria 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010 Bibliography : p. 58-61 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Children in out-of-home care are changing schools often, repeating grades, dropping out early and suffering higher rates of mental and physical health conditions which limit their participation at school. Despite the importance of a quality education, children and youth who live away from the families of their birth parents are known to experience poor education outcomes compared to children and young people in the community generally. Although Australian research is somewhat limited, the findings are unequivocal; children in out-of-home care perform academically below what is normal for their age, are at risk of disengaging or are disengaged from school and often don t achieve any academic qualification.Availability: (1)

Characteristics of promising Indigenous out-of-home care programs and services. /

by Higgins, J. R | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Butler, N.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover title. "National Child Protection Clearinghouse' -- T.p. verso "This project was conducted as a collaboration between the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care".Summary: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to suffer the intergenerational effects of past welfare practices including the forced removal of their children and dislocation from their communities, country and culture. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people also experience higher levels of poverty and social disadvantage than non-Indigenous Australians. The combined effects of past practices and current disadvantages present Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with extreme challenges in supporting families to ensure children stay safe and are cared for appropriately. ; In booklet 1, Characteristics of promising Indigenous out-of-home care programs and services, common characteristics of the organisations' programs and services that we profiled are outlined. These cover two areas: organisational practice and service delivery.Availability: (1)

Closed worlds : reflections on institutional care and child slavery in Australia /

by Hil, Richard | Penglase, Joanna | Smith, Gregory.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Defining well-being for Indigenous children in care /

by McMahon, Anthony | Reck, Lucinda | Walker, Malcolm.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Forgotten Australians : a report on Australians who experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children. /

by Australia. Parliament. Senate. Community Affairs References Committee.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Parliament. The Senate. Community Affairs References Committee 2004Description: xxviii, 410 p.Notes: August 2004 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Foster carers in New South Wales: profile and projections based on ABS census data. /

by Siminski, Peter | Chalmers, Jenny | McHugh, Marilyn.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2005Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Good Shepherd Youth & Family Services Victoria. /

by Good Shepherd Youth & Family Services Victoria.

Publisher: 05/07/2003 15:49:00 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/07/2003 15:49:00 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: Good Shepherd Youth & Family Services Victoria (GSYFS) provides a range of services including family counselling; supported accommodation for the homeless; 'no interest' loans; teenage foster care; financial counselling & emergency housing for victims of domestic violence.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Out of home care for children in Australia : a review of literature and policy : final report. /

by Smyth, Ciara | Eardley, Tony.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/reports/2008/Out%20_of_Home_Care.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:21 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Protecting Australia's children research audit (1995-2010) : Final report /

by McDonald, Myfanwy | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Higgins, Daryl | Valentine, Kylie | Lamont, Alister.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : p. 51-52Summary: The purpose of this audit is to identify, describe and disseminate information about Australian research projects (including program evaluations) undertaken during the 1995-2010 period on topics relating to the protection of children. This audit covers a broad scope of topics, ranging from universal preventative initiatives through to statutory child protection and out-of-home care -- Executive summaryAvailability: (1)

Protecting vulnerable children : a national challenge : second report on the inquiry into children in institutional or out-of-home care. /

by Australia. Parliament. Senate. Community Affairs References Committee.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Committee 2005Description: xvi, 221 p.Notes: See also: Forgotten Australians : a report on Australians who experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children. AUS(Sen) (B12417)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents in home-based foster care . /

by Sawyer, Michael G | Carbone, Josephine A | Searle, Amelia K.

Publisher: 2007Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/186_04_190207/saw10752_fm.html' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:39:09 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Wards leaving care : follow up five years on /

by Cashmore, Judy | Paxman, Marina.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

Why is there a shortage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers? : perspectives of professionals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, non-government agencies and government departments. /

by Bromfield, Leah M | Higgins, Jenny R | Higgins, Daryl J | Richardson, Nick.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (p. 7)Summary: There is enormous pressure on the Australian out-of-home care system to meet the demand for suitable placements. At 30 June 2006 there were 27,188 children and young people living within formal out-of-home care placements in Australia. This is almost double the number of children who were living in out-of-home care just ten years ago However there are no national data available on the reasons why children are placed in out-of-home care.Availability: (1)

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