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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 meta-analysis of the impact of community-based prevention and early intervention action. /

by Gauntlett, Erin | Hugman, Richard | Kenyon, Peter.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services 2001Description: xii, 113 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2001 Includes bibliographical references (p. 103-113)Availability: (1)

A review of the early childhood literature /

by Centre for Community Child Health.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AusInfo 2000Description: iv, 39 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2000 Includes bibliographical references Prepared for the Department of Family and Community Services as a background paper for the National Families Strategy.Availability: (1)
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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)

Community activity and service delivery models : an overview of Brotherhood centres

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: iv, 17 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 15 Summary: Several Brotherhood of St Laurence sites and program clusters have been identified as active or potential community activity and service delivery centres. This paper outlines how they began, the community context, their aims, planned outcomes and target populations. This overview will contribute to our understanding of targeted, place-based interventions which seek to apply social inclusion principles.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Conjoint behavioral [behavioural] consultation : promoting family-school connections and interventions. /

by Sheridan, Susan M | Kratochwill, Thomas R.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: New York, NY Springer 2007Description: xv, 220 p. + 1 CD-ROM.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Deeper dimensions - culture, youth and mental health. /

by Bashir, Marie (ed.) | Bennett, David (ed.).

Publisher: Parramatta, N.S.W. Transcultural Mental Health Centre 2000Description: xvi, 181 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Developing effective housing management strategies to address problems of anti-social behaviour . /

by Jacobs, Keith | Arthurson, Kathy | White, Rob | Donoghue, Jed.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Early childhood case studies /

by Rogers, Rosemary | Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC).

Publisher: Northcote, Vic. Secretariat for National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care 2004Description: 49 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)
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Early school leavers at risk. /

by McIntyre, John | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Freeland, John | Melville, Bernice.

Publisher: Leabrook, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 1999Description: vi, 160 p.Notes: Presents information on the experiences of young adults from the Central Coast of New South Wales.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family Intervention Projects : A Classic Case of Policy-based Evidence /

by Gregg, David | Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

Publisher: Centre for Crime and Justice Studies 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010 Bibliography : p. 16-17Summary: This 21-page UK briefing is based on a comprehensive re-analysis of government- funded evaluations on the effectiveness of its Family Intervention Project (FIP)strategyAvailability: (1)

Family violence within the Southern Sudanese : project evaluation report /

by Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne).

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) 2008Description: 62 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In 2007 and 2008, the Migrant Information Centre (MIC) carried out a program with the Southern Sudanese community in Eastern Melbourne to develop and implement culturally appropriate prevention and intervention family violence approaches. The project used an action research and community development model to achieve this, regularly consulting and working alongside two critical reference groups (comprised of Southern Sudanese men and women), community elders and leaders and representatives from local community services. The action research process proved to be beneficial for the project as project workers could reflect on actions implemented, consult the community and change approaches as the project progressed.Availability: (1)

First three years project : phase 1 report. /

by McLoughlin, June | Nagorcka, Jeanette | Centre for Community Child Health.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Centre for Community Child Health 1999Description: 93 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: First Three Years Project - Stage ISummary: There is currently an increasing international awareness of the importance of the early years of childhood in determining longer term outcomes for children. A growing body of evidence suggests that behaviour problems, success at school, and mental and physical health are greatly influenced by the care and experiences of early childhood. Recent neurological research challenges long held assumptions that brain development and structure are solely genetically determined. It provides evidence that the actual structure of the brain is greatly influenced by environmental factors throughout pregnancy and then after birth, particularly in the first three years of life. Early experiences of nurturing care and stimulation have a positive effect on the wiring of the brain, which in turn positively influences development, ability to learn and the capacity to regulate emotions. Conversely, negative early experiences can have a detrimental effect on brain development and subsequently compromise development, learning and regulation of emotion (Shore 1998). These findings have major implications for family and children’s services, suggesting that the greatest benefits will be achieved through prevention and early intervention in the early years of life, supported by appropriate interventions through later developmental stages. In response to this emerging evidence, a group of Australian academics, practitioners and government officials established the National Initiative for the Early Years (NIFTEY) in early 1999. NIFTEY’s objectives are to educate the general public about the importance of the first three years of life and the need for action to provide all children with the best possible early life, and to achieve better integration of policies and programs for young children across government and society. [Introduction - Extract]Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1). Lost (1).

From Angela?s Ashes to the Celtic Tiger : early life conditions and adult health in Ireland /

by Delaney, Liam | McGovern, Mark | Smith, James P.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Notes: IZA DP No. 4548Summary: We use data from the Irish census and exploit regional and temporal variation in infant mortality rates over the 20th century to examine effects of early life conditions on later life health. Our main identification is public health interventions which eliminated the Irish urban infant mortality penalty. Estimates suggest that a unit decrease in mortality rates at time of birth reduces the probability of being disabled as an adult by between .03 and .05 percentage points. We find that individuals from lower socio economic groups had marginal effects of reduced infant mortality twice as large as those at the top.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Gambling the home away : a study of the impact of gambling on homelessness. /

by Antonetti, Emma | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Hanover Welfare Services 2001Description: 37 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 2001 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Whilst recent research in Victoria has examined the link between gambling and use of welfare services to meet basic needs, there has been no substantive study that specifically explores the extent to which problem gambling directly contributes to housing crisis or homelessness. This study has sought to investigate the association between problem gambling and homelessness, and to better understand the pathways from problem gambling to housing crisis.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Health impact assessment of the Northern Territory Emergency Response /

by Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 56-58)Summary: "AIDA has conducted a health impact assessment of the Northern Territory Emergency Response in collaboration with the University of New South Wales' Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation, and with assistance and financial support from the Fred Hollows Foundation. The report raises serious concerns about the continued future wellbeing of Indigenous children and families under the Northern Territory Intervention. The report assesses the potential health impacts of the Intervention on all aspects of Indigenous health and wellbeing, not just physical health. Using methodology endorsed by the World Health Organisation, the report found that the Intervention would potentially lead to ?profound? long-term damage, and that any potential benefits to physical health were largely outweighed by negative impacts to psychological health, social health and wellbeing as well as cultural integrity. The report also found that the increasing levels of mistrust caused by the previous government?s ill-conceived and rushed implementation of the Intervention will continue to compromise the current government's ability to work in partnership with Aboriginal communities to achieve shared objectives."--AIDA web site.Availability: (1)

HIV and harm reduction for homeless youth. /

by Rogers, Rosemary.

Publisher: 1992Availability: No items available

Intervening to improve outcomes for vulnerable young people : a review of the evidence /

by Walker, Janet | Great Britain. Department for Education | Donaldson, Cam.

Publisher: Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K. Newcastle University 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department for Education. Research Report ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011 This research report was commissioned before the new UK Government took office on 11 May 2010. As a result the content may not reflect current Government policy and may make reference to the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) which has now been replaced by the Department for Education (DFE). SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Concerns about the number of young people who fail to reach their potential at school, or get into trouble, or are not in education, employment or training (NEET), underpin the continuing commitment to end child poverty in the UK by 2020, and the Coalition Government's pledge to increase the focus on supporting the neediest families and those with multiple problems. A strong policy commitment to improving the life chances of vulnerable young people has in recent years led to the testing of a number of initiatives. In December 2009, Professors Janet Walker and Cam Donaldson were tasked with reviewing the evidence from the national evaluations of ten of these initiatives1 so as to draw out the implications for future policy and practice with respect to vulnerable young people and their families. The focus in all the programmes reviewed was on prevention and early intervention and on the provision of multi-agency support to tackle a range of risk factors in a young person's life. The programmes had complex and ambitious objectives and in some areas many overlapped and ran concurrently. Some young people and their families received interventions from several of the initiatives, making it difficult for programme evaluators to isolate the impact of any one programme or intervention.Availability: (1)
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Let's Start: Exploring Together - an early intervention program for Northern Territory children and families /

by Robinson, Gary.

Publisher: School for Social and Policy Research 2009; Institute of Advanced Studies 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Let's Start project was a trial to implement the Exploring Together Preschool Program (ETPP) in the Northern Territory (NT) for managing behaviour problems in Indigenous and other children.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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