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Access for growth : services for mothers and babies. /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1993Description: 70 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Melbourne 1993.; First in series of reports from Life Chances of Children Study. Second is 'What chance a job' (rec. no. B5684) and third 'Beyond the city' (rec. no.B6195).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Appendices to: The early years : consultation with providers of early childhood services in the Melbourne municipalities of Yarra, Hume and Moreland

by Rogers, Rosemary | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Martin, Jenny.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Community Child Health 2002Description: p.103-150.Other title: Early years : consultation with providers of early childhood services in the Melbourne municipalities of Yarra, Hume and Moreland: appendices .Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This is the published version of an unpublished research report produced in November 2001. ; See The early years : consultation with providers of early childhood services in the Melbourne municpalities of Yarra, Hume and Moreland. rec no. [B11222] Phase two of the Early Years Project Website : http://www.bsl.org.auAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Breaking cycles building futures project: the Whittlesea experience: endings and beginnings /

by Hydon, Catharine.

Publisher: 2005Description: 6p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: September 2005 Addendum to 4th Breaking cycles building futures report - September 2005Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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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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Breaking cycles, building futures : promoting access and inclusion in antenatal and early childhood services : a review of the literature /

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

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2003Description: ii,29p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2003 Bibliography : p. 24-29 Became part of the full report : Breaking cycles, building futures : promoting inclusion of vulnerable families in antenatal and universal early childhood services.Summary: A systematic search of the literature was undertaken to identify the barriers to access and ongoing participation in antenatal and early childhood services and the strategies that have been used to address these barriers and promote better access and more inclusive service delivery. (From Method p.3)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Breaking cycles, building futures: promoting inclusion of vulnerable families in antenatal and universal early childhood services: defining the issues /

by Carbone, Stephen | Fraser, Alex | Ramburuth, Rasika | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: unpub. 2003Description: viii, 54p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 52-54) September 2003Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Breaking cycles, building futures: promoting inclusion of vulnerable families in antenatal and universal early childhood services: guiding principles and potential strategies /

by Carbone, Stephen | Fraser, Alex | Ramburuth, Rasika | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: unpub. 2003Description: 16p.Notes: September 2003Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Brotherhood of St Laurence early years project: phase two: final report /

by Rogers, Rosemary | Martin, Jenny.

Publisher: unpub. 2001Description: 149p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2001 The report is to be published in November 2002 Includes bibliographical references (p. 96-101) Phase two of the Early Years Project Website : http://www.bsl.org.auAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Building futures: promoting inclusion in antenatal and universal early childhood services: implementation and review of the breaking cycles, building futures project 2004 /

by Hydon, Catharine | Stanley, Janet | Van Dyke, Nina | Webb, Jill.

Publisher: unpub. 2005Description: 44p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 43-44) Document as submitted to DHS February 2005, with agreed amendments May 2005Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (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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Evaluation report : Breaking cycles building futures /

by University of Melbourne. Early Childhood Consortium | [Catharine Hydon] | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. unpub. 2005Description: 34 p.Other title: Breaking cycles building futures : evaluation report.Notes: May 2005 The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) was contracted by the Department of Human Services for a 12 month period to undertake the BCBF project. Three planning stages (a literature review, consultation with stakeholders and identification of a number of principles - the 'inclusion framework' - as well as effective strategies) preceded its implementation. The BCBF inclusion framework included four overarching principles: overcoming practical and structural barriers; building positive relationships; cultural sensitivity and value for effort; and service co-ordination and linkages. (Executive Summary)Summary: "The aim of this evaluation Report for the Breaking Cycles, Building Futures (BCBF) program is to examine its implementation - its achievements, learnings, and barriers in three local government areas with a particular focus on what is transferable to elsewhere. BCBF aimed to identify and implement strategies to promote more inclusive antenatal and universal early childhood services which better engage and assist vulnerable families. It was funded to add value to the Best Start program, a three year initiative that aimed to improve the health, development, learning and wellbeing of young children across Victoria from pregnancy through to eight years. Best Start was conducted in 11 local government areas and two Indigenous communities, characterised by above-average levels of disadvantage. BCBF was conducted in three of the 11 Best Start local government areas. ; The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) was contracted by the Department of Human Services for a 12 month period to undertake the BCBF project. Three planning stages (a literature review, consultation with stakeholders and identification of a number of principles - the 'inclusion framework' - as well as effective strategies) preceded its implementation. The BCBF inclusion framework included four overarching principles: overcoming practical and structural barriers; building positive relationships; cultural sensitivity and value for effort; and service co-ordination and linkages." -- IntroductionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Human service gaps at the interface between urban and rural /

by Marston, Greg | RMIT University. Centre for Applied Social Research | Morgan, Leonie | Murphy, John.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. RMIT. Centre for Applied Social Research 2003Description: 104 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2003Availability: (1)
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Report of the Fitzroy early childhood project /

by Wyse, Trudy | Wannan, Lynne | Webster, Marion | Wannan, Lynne | Webster, Marion.

Publisher: 2003; WWW Communications Pty Ltd ; Community Child Care Victoria 2003Description: 105 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2003Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The early years : consultation with providers of early childhood services in the Melbourne municipalities of Yarra, Hume and Moreland /

by Rogers, Rosemary | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Martin, Jenny.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Community Child Health 2002Description: iv, 101 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2002 This is the published version of an unpublished research report produced in November 2001. see Appendices to the early years : consultation of early childhood services in the Melbourne municipalities of Yarra, Hume and Moreland. rec no [B11429] Includes bibliographical references (p. 96-101) Phase two of the Early Years ProjectSummary: This document reports on Phase Two of the Early Years Project, undertaken by the Brotherhood of St Laurence in conjunction with the Centre for Community Child Health, which gathered information about services provided in three Melbourne municipalities for children aged up to 3 years, from disadvantaged families, and sought to identify gaps and opportunities in service provision.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Towards the development of a national agenda for early childhood : submission to the Commonwealth Task Force on Child Development, Health and Wellbeing / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Carbone, Stephen.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpub. 2003; Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2003 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Early childhood is a crucial period in human development, during which the foundations for future wellbeing are established. In its mission of working for an Australia free of poverty, the Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges the importance of providing comprehensive services and supports to children and their parents during these critical early years, not just for their immediate benefits, but also to prevent the development of future difficulties. At present, early childhood services across Australia are characterised by a lack of integration and coordination (OECD 2001). Three levels of government, operating through a number of program areas (e.g. health, community services, education) are involved in policy, funding and regulation and a range of providers are responsible for services. This has led to a service system that is fragmented and hard to navigate. In addition, not everyone finds equal value in the use of existing antenatal and early childhood services. Often those who could most benefit from these services, to help moderate the effects of the stressful or disadvantaged environments in which they live, have less access, or experience a service response that is insensitive, or fails to meet their needs (Ochiltree 1999). Specific efforts are required to create antenatal and early childhood services, which better address the needs of ALL children and parents, particularly those who are more vulnerable. It is also vital that these services are better linked to each other and to other service systems. In our role as a provider of innovative early childhood services and as a research organisation with a strong focus on children and disadvantage, the Brotherhood of St Laurence welcomes the consultation paper and strongly endorses the development of a National Agenda for Early Childhood. This national framework is urgently required in order to demonstrate Australia’s commitment to our children and to provide a clear ‘road-map’ for promoting better outcomes for Australia’s children and their families. Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Understanding vulnerability in early childhood : many stories, many challenges, many answers. /

by Hydon, Catharine | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Stanley, Janet | Van Dyke, Nina | Carbone, Stephen.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. 2004Description: 7 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 6-7)Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).
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