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National evaluation (2004-2008) of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2004-2009. /

by Muir, Kristy | Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2009Description: x, 94 p.Other title: FaCSIA. Social policy occasional paper ; no. 24.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: Executive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Background -- 3. Methodology -- 4. Communities for Children service outcomes -- 5. Communities for Children sector outcomes: service coordination and collaboration -- 6. Communities for Children outcomes for families, children and communities -- 7. Communities for Children model: strengths and weaknesses -- 8. Local Answers -- 9. Invest to Grow -- 10. What works in early intervention? Cross-strategy findings from Communities for Children, Invest to Grow and Local Answers -- Appendix A: Methodological limitations. Includes bibliographical references (p. 83) At foot of title: National Evaluation Consortium (Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, and the Australian Institute of Family Studies) Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

No place like home : issues for the nineties. /

by Donnellan, Craig (ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Independence Educational Publishers 1993Description: iv, 40 p.Notes: At foot of title: Issues for the nineties: volume 5. missing 2006Summary: Explores issues of homelessness in the U.K. and refugees in Britain and Europe. Includes the issues of asylum and reuniting lost families.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Problem gambling in new and emerging refugee communities : a research report on the Liberian, Somali, Iraqi Muslim and Sudanese Dinka communities. /

by Smith, Janita (ed.).

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Victorian Multicultural Gambler s Help Program [and] Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health 2008Description: PDF.Summary: "Since legalised gaming was introduced in Victoria in the early 1990s, the Victorian community has developed many strategies and initiatives to educate and support individuals and communities on gambling issues. One population group - recently-arrived refugees - does not share the same understanding about gambling and problem gambling as the general community; in fact there is only a limited understanding about their attitudes and practices with gambling. To address this, the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health s Victorian Multicultural Gambler s Help Program (VMGHP) received funding from the Office of Gaming and Racing to undertake research with four refugee communities. > Newly-arrived refugee communities face numerous and interrelated challenges including language barriers, social dislocation and isolation and financial hardship which present potential problem gambling risk factors. They have little or no familiarity with the Australian gambling industry or available support services, which further increases their vulnerability. Paramount to enhancing problem gambling service responses for these communities is developing a better understanding of attitudes to gambling and help seeking; risk factors for problem gambling; and how engagement on the issue of problem gambling can be improved. > The VMGHP undertook a research project profiling the Sudanese Dinka, Somali, Iraqi Muslim and Liberian communities. These communities were chosen for the cross section they represent of religion, length of stay in Australia and settlement patterns." -- APOAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Redescribing the family : meanings and values. /

by Pringle, Rosemary | Corrigan, Annette.

Publisher: 1995Description: p. 155-166 (v.2).Notes: Rec. no. for book B7041 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Report on socially isolated people in Fitzroy. /

by O'Brien, Terry.

Publisher: Fitzroy, vic Depaul Community Health Centre and Fitzroy Council, Social Planning Office 1977Description: 42p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social Support Networks and subjective well-being in Queensland /

by Huang, Xianbi | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.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. 13Summary: This paper examines discussion networks (social support networks with whom people can discuss problems), perceived social support and their associations with subjective social well-being in Queensland, Australia. Data from the Living in Queensland survey in 2008 are drawn on for empirical analysis. Main findings include: (1) Queensland people have larger discussion networks than reported in US research (comparable references are absent in previous Australian studies). (2) Respondents‟ sociodemographic characteristics are significantly associated with the size of discussion networks and the purpose of using discussion networks. (3) Role relations are linked to different kinds of social support in different domains. Kin play an extensive role in providing various social supports. (4) The use of discussion networks and the sources of perceived social support have significant associations with life satisfaction but the size of discussion networks does not. These results indicate that in Queensland kin remain the most essential providers of perceived social support and personal networks affect subjective well-being. Although the research is exploratory, it produces new empirical evidence to enrich Australia‟s social network studies. Practically it has policy implications in terms of issues of social cohesion and community engagement.Availability: (1)

Solving social problems and demonstrating impact : a tale of two typologies /

by Zappal , Gianni | Centre for Social Impact.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Social Impact 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Centre for Social Impact Briefing Paper ; no. 5.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011Summary: Two key challenges that confront nearly all not-for-profit and social enterprises is first, how to solve entrenched social problems and second, how to demonstrate that the proposed solutions and programs to such problems have achieved the desired impact. Solving problems is part and parcel of what most organisations do. What is usually different for Third sector organisations is that the problems they deal with are complex. Similarly, assessing or establishing the impact of their programs is difficult and at times impossible.Availability: (1)

Stronger Families in Australia study : the impact of Communities for Children : Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2004-2009 /

by Edwards, Ben et. al | Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2009Description: x, 94 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: Executive Summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Community context and child development -- 3. The SFIA evaluation study design -- 4. Validity of contrast sites as the counterfactual -- 5. Estimates of the impact of the CfC initiative on child, family and community outcomes -- 6. Summary of the effectiveness of the Communities for Children initiative -- 7. Conclusion -- Appendix A: Selective attrition -- Appendix B: Outcome measures and their internal consistency and validity -- Appendix C: Using the Adapted PPVT-III in the Stronger Families in Australia project -- Appendix D: The validity of the contrast site as a counterfactual -- Appendix E: Overall effects of the CfC intervention - Wave 3 regression estimates and difference-in-difference estimates -- Appendix F: Robustness of the overall impact of the CfC intervention on jobless households. Includes bibliographical references (p. 91-94) At foot of title: National Evaluation Consortium (Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, and the Australian Institute of Family Studies) Family & early yearsAvailability: (1)

The cultural context of youth suicide in Australia : unemployment, identity and gender /

by Gilchrist, Heidi | Howarth, Glennys | Sullivan, Gerard.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

The politics of homelessness in the Australian print media /

by Zufferey, Carole | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.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. 10-11Summary: The media plays an important role in politicising social problems such as homelessness. This paper argues that political debates and media representations of homelessness frame options available to policy makers and social work practitioners and shape policy and practice responses to homelessness. Positive and compassionate representations of homelessness can influence the development of respectful and inclusive policy and practice approaches to homelessness. However, dominant representations of homelessness in the print media that individualise social problems also reinforce deep-seated community values that maintain unequal power and gender relations and transcend political changes in society.Availability: (1)

The sociology of social problems : theoretical perspectives and methods of intervention. /

by Jamrozik, Adam | Nocella, Luisa D.

Publisher: Oakleigh, Vic. Cambridge University Press 1998Description: xii, 241 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The solution revolution : how business, government, and social enterprises are teaming up to solve society's toughest problems /

by Eggers, William D | Macmillan, Paul.

Publisher: Boston, MA Harvard Business School Press 2013Description: 292 p. : ill.Notes: Bibliography : p. 239-271 Index: p. 273-286Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The spirit level : why more equal societies almost always do better /

by Wilkinson, Richard | Pickett, Kate.

Publisher: London, U.K. Allen Lane 2009Description: xvii, 330p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Large inequalities of income in a society have often been regarded as divisive and corrosive, and it is common knowledge that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. This groundbreaking book, based on thirty years' research, demonstrates that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them - the well-off as well as the poor. The remarkable data the book lays out and the measures it uses are like a spirit level which we can hold up to compare the conditions of different societies. The differences revealed, even between rich market democracies, are striking.Almost every modern social and environmental problem - ill-health, lack of community life, violence, drugs, obesity, mental illness, long working hours, big prison populations - is more likely to occur in a less equal society. The book goes to the heart of the apparent contrast between the material success and social failings of many modern societies. "The Spirit Level" does not simply provide a key to diagnosing our ills. It tells us how to shift the balance from self-interested 'consumerism' to a friendlier and more collaborative society. It shows a way out of the social and environmental problems which beset us and opens up a major new approach to improving the real quality of life, not just for the poor but for everyone. It is, in its conclusion, an optimistic book, which should revitalise politics and provide a new way of thinking about how we organise human communities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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