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A safe and supportive family environment for children : key components and links to child outcomes /

by Mullan, Killian | Australia. Department of Social Services | Higgins, Daryl.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Social Services 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Bibliography : p. 72-77Summary: While most children live in safe and supportive environments, governments are aware that too many children are becoming known to child protection services. This has led to a shift in thinking away from solely concentrating on responding to 'risk of harm' reports towards a broader public health approach to protecting all of Australia's children, reducing the likelihood of children coming to the attention of statutory authorities. This report aims to understand more about the prevalence of different types of family environments in society and to explore the influence of these environments on different child outcomes. Using data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, we used latent class cluster analysis to identify different family environments and analysed the associations between these environments and particular child outcomes.Availability: (1)

Delivery of parenting skills training programmes : meta-analytic studies and systematic reviews of what works best /

by Barrett, Helen | Family and Parenting Institute.

Publisher: London, U.K. Family and Parenting Institute 2010Description: 99 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Printed copy held at Connie Benn CentreSummary: This study undertakes to review some of the huge body of information now available about parenting programmes. The aim is to discover how much is currently known about the usefulness and scope of parent skills training programmes for parents at different family life-stages and in different social settings and circumstances and, in particular, what is known about practices concerned with their delivery. ; The findings have been arranged in four sections: ; -interventions for parents of babies and very young children ; -interventions for parents of children in middle childhood ; -programmes for parents of teenagers ; -programmes for parents of children of all ages ; The research is drawn from meta-analyses and systematic reviews of evaluations of parent skills training programmes and the findings from these studies and reviews are clearly summarised at the end of the report.Availability: (1)

Demonstrative advocacy : the example of Esperance /

by Wills, Darrell.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Early days, much promise : an evaluation of the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) in Australia

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2003Description: vi, 22 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2003 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This paper reports the evaluation of a program designed to improve children's educational attainment and self-esteem in the early years of school, by equipping and supporting parents to undertake lessons with their four and five-year-old children at home. It describes the program's implementation in the multicultural environment of inner suburban Melbourne, the views of participating staff and parents and the outcomes for children. Learnings to inform futures programs are also identified. ; This paper reports the evaluation of a program designed to improve children's educational attainment and self-esteem in the early years of school, by equipping and supporting parents to undertake lessons with their four and five-year-old children at home. It describes the program's implementation in the multicultural environment of inner suburban Melbourne, the views of participating staff and parents and the outcomes for children. Learnings to inform futures programs are also identified. ; HOME INTERACTION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND YOUNGSTERS (HIPPY)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Education and refugee students from southern Sudan . /

by Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Engaging parents in raising achievement : do parents know they matter? /

by Harris, Alma | University of Warwick | Goodall, Janet.

Publisher: Department of Children, Schools Families 2007Description: PDF.Other title: Research Report DCSF-RW004.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A research project commissioned by the Specialist Schools and Academic TrustSummary: Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising achievement in schools. Where parents and teachers work together to improve learning, the gains in achievement are significant. [Extract from executive summary]Availability: (1)

Enhancing learning in early childhood within disadvantaged families: Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters /

by Webb, Jill | Gilley, Tim | Mutimer, Annette.

Publisher: unpub. 1999Description: 21p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p.21-22)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
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Enhancing learning in early childhood within the family : evaluation of practice and theory in a multi-cultural context. /

by Gilley, Tim.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria University 2002Description: 267 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts Victoria Uruversity August 2002Summary: Enhancing learning in early childhood within the family. This thesis provides an analysis of a particular approach to enhancing learning in early childhood within the family. It involves an evaluation of practice and theory in an educationally disadvantaged and multi-cultural community. The Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) has a 30 year history and was introduced into Australia in 1998 by the Brotherhood of St Laurence. It is a two-year intensive program with four and five-year-old children and their families. Current understanding of the importance of learning in the early years, and intensive adult-child communication, explain why programs such as HIPPY which engage parents as teachers of the young children can be effective. Early learning experiences are at home. Later programs in school often appear to be inadequate to redress early disadvantage because they intervene too late and lack the resources to provide the necessary adult-to-child input. The research reported here was an evaluation of the second intake of 33 children (32 families) into HIPPY in Australia. A triangulation research method involved (a) participant observation of the program, (b) interviews with stakeholders, and (c) an assessment of children in the program and in a matched comparison group. Direct testing and teacher assessment of children was undertaken in the areas of general development, literacy, numeracy and school behaviour during the children's first and second years of schooling. The research findings indicated that the program was well implemented at a number of different levels and that the overseas model can be successfully implemented in multi-cultural Australian conditions. The approach to the diverse language backgrounds of families was a major area of successful adaptation from the standard model. Both qualitative and quantitative data analysis indicated that the program enhanced children's school progress. The study identified lessons for future evaluation studies of the program in Australia. The research findings indicate an encouraging start for HIPPY in Australia. In broader terms, the study points to the potential importance to disadvantaged children of well implemented home-based early childhood education programs.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Evaluating the effectiveness of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) / [journal article]

by Barnett, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Roost, Fatoumata Diallo | McEachran, Juliet.

Edition: Family Matters no. 91 pp. 27-37Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2012Description: 11 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This paper uses unit record data from Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. The study is conducted in partnership between the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The findings and views reported in this paper are those of the authors and should not be attributed to FaHCSIA, AIFS or the ABS.Summary: Children living in disadvantaged areas are vulnerable to developmental delay. In 2009, the Australian Government commenced the rollout of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) to 50 socially disadvantaged communities across Australia. HIPPY aims to support parents in their role as their four-year-old child’s first teacher, so that their child starts school on an equal footing to that of their more advantaged peers. A two-year quasi-experimental research design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of HIPPY. A propensity score matching technique was used to identify a matched control group from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). Positive effects were found across a number of important developmental domains and spheres of influence, including the child’s cognitive ability and social-emotional adjustment, the parent’s self-efficacy and parenting style, the home learning environment, and the parents’ social connectedness and inclusion. Currently, HIPPY operates as a targeted place-based initiative. But, if the program is to have an impact on reducing social inequalities in child school readiness at the population level, it will need to reach the majority of parents and vulnerable children who are in need of more support and be linked to a universal early childhood education and care platform.Availability: (1)

Every picture tells a story : report on the inquiry into child custody arrangements in the event of family separation. /

by Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation : the HIPPY program in Family Service Centres : appendix F. /

by Dominick, Claire (ed.) | New Zealand. Department of Social Welfare.

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. Department of Social Welfare 1997Description: ii, 91 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 83-87) See also: Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation [B12583] Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation : appendices B, C, D, and E [B12584] Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation : the HIPPY program in Family Service Centres : appendix F. November 1997Summary: HOME INTERACTION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND YOUNGSTERS (HIPPY)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Final report from the primary phase : pre-school, school and family influences on children s development during key stage 2 (age 7 11). /

by Sylva, Kathy et. al.

Publisher: Nottingham, U.K. Department of Children, Schools Families 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/DCSF-RB061.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:57:40 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

HIPPY : Home Interaction Program for Parents & Youngsters/ [videorecording]

by HIPPY Australia | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (10 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Notes: 2 copies Summary: The Brotherhood's Home Interaction Program for Parents & Youngsters (HIPPY) works across Australia with families from Indigenous, refugee, and long term disadvantaged regional & rural communities. It aims to : - Foster a love of learning in young children, promoting cognitive & social development & enhancing school readiness, - Increase parents' confidence & skills as their child's first teacher, - Increase participation in school & community life, - Develop work readiness & community leadership skills of participating parents.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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HIPPY : an exciting early childhood education program /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Description: 4 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references Website : http://www.hippyaustralia.org.au 2 copiesAvailability: (1)
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HIPPY 1 : evaluation report. /

by Duffield, Jenny.

Publisher: Geelong, Vic. Glastonbury Child & Family Services 2002Description: 45 p.: ill.Summary: HOME INTERACTION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND YOUNGSTERS [HIPPY]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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HIPPY Australia start-up manual. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2002 Current 1 May 2002 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
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HIPPY implementation and research in Australia : progress and prospect. /

by Dean, Suzanne | Leung, Cynthia | Gilley, Tim.

Publisher: Jerusalem, Israel The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2003Description: p. 305-322.Other title: [Reprint from] HIPPY implementation and research in Australia : progress and prospect..Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Reprints from Parents Making a Difference: International research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program edited by Miriam Westheimer Publication in honor [honour] of Professor Avima D. LombardAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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HIPPY national evaluation : interim report : prepared for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations /

by Liddell, Max | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Barnett, Tony | McEachran, Juliet | Roost, Fatoumata Diallo.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: xiii, 44 p. : ill., graphs.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010Summary: The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) is a two-year home and centre-based program which aims to improve the school readiness of children from disadvantaged communities. Associated aims are to assist parents in their role as teacher, improve the parent?child relationship, and increase the social and economic participation of marginalised families. HIPPY is based on: the use of structured learning materials introduced to parents by way of home visits from tutors recruited from the local community; parent tutoring of their children; and centre-based meetings providing parent support and enrichment programs. HIPPY operates in a number of countries around the world, and has shown promising results in the research conducted to date. This evaluation, which forms part of the national rollout of HIPPY in Australia, has been conducted in a partnership between Monash University (Chief Investigator) and the Research and Policy Centre Early Years research team at the Brotherhood of St Laurence. The evaluation is funded by the Australian Government?s Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). The HIPPY sites are selected by DEEWR in consultation with HIPPY Australia with the assistance of the Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. ; HOME INTERACTION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND YOUNGSTERS (HIPPY) ; LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN (LSAC)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters : manual for operating HIPPY in Australia /

by HIPPY Australia.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. HIPPY Australia. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: pp.: ill.Notes: Adapted with permission from HIPPY International, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IsraelAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Impact of parental involvement on children s education . /

by Sylva, Kathy et. al.

Publisher: Nottingham, U.K. Department of Children, Schools Families 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/DCSF-00924-2008BKT-EN.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:57:42 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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