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A positive influence : equipping parents to support young people's career transitions : evaluation of the PACTS program

by Bedson, Lois | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Perkins, Daniel.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: 33 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2006 Bibliography: p. 33Summary: This is the final evaluation of PACTS (Parents As Career Transition Supports), an innovative Brotherhood pilot project that aims to empower parents to better support their children's transition from school to work and/or further education by building their knowledge of post-school pathways and the contemporary job market. The study found clear benefits to parents, including providing relevant information and skills, addressing their concerns and fostering communication with children about career options, but also noted that the recruitment of parents to the program was resource-intensive.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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A snapshot of contemporary attitudes to child support. /

by Smyth, Bruce | Weston, Ruth.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2005Description: xiv, 106 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 2005 Includes bibliographical references (p. 87-90)Availability: (1)

Generation X parents : a social report on parents today. /

Publisher: 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.parentingideas.com.au/pdf/GenerationX_social_report.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:33:33 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Good practice in re-engaging disaffected and reluctant students in secondary schools . /

Publisher: London, U.K. Ofsted 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://tinyurl.com/5asn9o' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:56:26 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: "This report draws on a survey of 29 secondary schools, including one academy and one pupil referral unit, to identify sustained good practice in re-engaging disaffected students in their learning. The report illustrates the good practice in the schools visited and what might be achieved by others when reviewing support for disaffected students. The report emphasises the importance of also engaging parents and carers in supporting young people." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Hippy Australia Research 1998 - 2007 by the School of Psychology, Victoria University concerning The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) /

by Dean, Suzanne | Victoria University of Technology. School of Psychology.

Publisher: Footscray, Vic. unpub. 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2007Summary: Research is a vital part of HIPPY in Australia. An integrated series of independent research studies by the School of Psychology of Victoria University has explored many aspects since the program's introduction to Australia in 1998. Most critically, evaluation of outcomes, and of how these occur, has investigated whether HIPPY can have positive early intervention effects on learning readiness and general development with disadvantaged groups in Australia, as found in communities in the United States, the Netherlands, Turkey, South Africa, New Zealand and Israel. ; HOME INTERACTION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND YOUNGSTERS (HIPPY)Availability: (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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Investing in our future : an evaluation of the national rollout of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) : final report to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, August 2011 /

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

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: [Fitzroy, Vic.] HIPPY Australia and Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: xii, 130 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2011 "A summary report from the national evaluation of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY)"; August 2011Summary: A national evaluation of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY), a combined home and centre-based early childhood enrichment program that supports parents in their role as their child's first teacher has found significant benefits for parents and children. The effectiveness of HIPPY was evaluated by means of a two-year, longitudinal, quasi-experimental research design that involved a comparison group drawn from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children using propensity score matching.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Making links : a collaborative approach to planning and practice in early childhood services. /

by Stonehouse, Anne | Gonzalez-Mena, Janet.

Publisher: Castle Hill, N.S.W. Pademelon Press 2004Description: vi, 186 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Parent-child contact and post-separation parenting arrangements. /

by Smyth, Bruce (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2004Description: xii, 140 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 2004 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: (1)

Parenting and families in Australia. /

by Zubrick, Stephen R | Smith, Grant J | Nicholson, Jan M.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) 2008Description: xii, 119 p.Other title: FaCSIA. Social policy research paper ; no. 34.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Available hard copy and electronicSummary: This paper explores a number of topic areas in relation to infants and children in Australian families: parenting styles and family functioning; factors influencing parents; feelings and perceptions about the way they parent their children the roles and contributions of parents who do not live with their children; feelings of stress and sources of social support for parents; the relationship of parenting practices to child outcomes.Availability: (1)

Supporting young people's career transition choices : the role of parents : interim evaluation of the Parents as Career Transition Supports (PACTS) program. /

by Perkins, Daniel | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Peterson, Carol.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: 24 p. PDF.Other title: Supporting young people's career transition choices.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Interim evaluation of the Parents As Career Transition Supports (PACTS) program March 2005Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The duration of paid parental leave and children's scholastic performance /

by Liu, Qian | Institute for the Study of Labor | Skans, Oskar Nordstr m.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: We study how the duration of paid parental leave affects the accumulation of cognitive skills among children. We use a reform which extended parental leave benefits from 12 to 15 months for Swedish children born after August 1988 to evaluate the effects of prolonged parental leave on children's test scores and grades at age 16. We show that, on average, the reform had no effect on children's scholastic performance. However, we do find positive effects for children of well-educated mothers, a result that is robust to a number of different specifications. We find no corresponding heterogeneity relative to parental earnings or fathers' education, or relative to other predictors of child performance. We find no effects on intermediate outcomes such as mothers' subsequent earnings, child health, parental fertility, divorce rates, or the mothers' mental health. Overall the results suggest positive causal interaction effects between mothers' education and the amount of time mothers! spend with their children. Since the institutional context is one in which the alternative is subsidized day care, the results imply that subsidizing longer parental leave spells rather than day care reinforce the relationship between maternal education and school outcomes.Availability: (1)

The home learning environment and readiness for school : a 12-month evaluation of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) in Victoria and Tasmania /

by Liddell, Max | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Barnett, Tony | Hughes, Jody | Roost, Fatoumata Diallo.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: viii, 78 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report to the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development December 2009Summary: This report details the findings of an evaluation of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY). Operating in several countries, the program targets children from disadvantaged communities and aims to improve their school readiness in a program which takes in preschool children and assists them over a two-year period concluding with the end of their first year at school. The program uses structured materials that tutors introduce to parents whom they visit fortnightly at home. Parent group meetings with tutors are held every alternate fortnight, also for the purpose of familiarisation in the use of the materials. Parents then work through the materials with their children. While the primary aim of HIPPY is to improve the school readiness of the children, there are additional aims: improving the parenting skills of parents and the parent?child relationship, and providing additional skills to the tutors, many of whom are people who are, or have previously been, parents who have been tutored in the program themselves.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The role of parents in career transition support /

by Perkins, Daniel | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Peterson, Carol.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: 27 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Refereed paper presented by Michelle Wakeford to Transitions and Risk : New Directions in Social Policy Conference, Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 23-25 February 2005. School to workAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

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