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Families First State Level Review

Cathy Thomson, kylie valentine & Karen Fisher
Families First was introduced in New South Wales in 1998. It is a government strategy that aims to increase the effectiveness of the early intervention services to support families and communities to care for their children. The broad aim of Families First is to develop a coordinated network of services to identify children and families who require further assistance and link them to appropriate support early, before problems become entrenched. The University of New South...

Families First Area Reviews Final Summary Report

Karen Fisher, Cathy Thomson & kylie valentine
Families First is concerned with the welfare of young children and the implications of early childhood experiences for long-term outcomes in health, education and social development in childhood and adult life. Using a prevention and early intervention approach, the program framework is based on developing regional linkages between specialised health, community welfare, educational and other services to ensure a coordinated approach to initial intervention, follow-up visits and other forms of support. Since many future problems...

Gay men's perceptions and experiences of sexually transmissible infections : findings from the QUICKIE project for HIV educators and other health professionals

Martin Holt
The qualitative Interviews Concerning Key Issues and Experiences (QUICKIE) project was a qualitative study that investigated key aspects of gay men's lives in Sydney, including sex, relationships, community engagement and HIV. Sexually active gay men in Sydney were interviewed about their knowledge of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) other than HIV, their experiences of being tested for or diagnosed with STIs and their reactions to sexual health education campaigns.

Literature Review on Factors Contributing to Community Capabilities

Sheila Shaver & Jacqueline Tudbull
This report presents a review of a selected set of studies of Australian towns and cities to discover insights they offer for contemporary approaches to community capacity building. These insights concern issues in the structure and process of local social life in rural and suburban localities.

Northern exposure: HIV in the Northern Rivers region: A joint report

Asha Persson, Andrea Fogarty, Patrick Rawstorne & Garrett Prestage
Part 1: The cultural context of HIV and body shape change: a report on the Northern Rivers regional arm of the Side Effects and Lipodystrophy project 2002-2004 Part 2: Positive health in the Northern Rivers: an analysis of northern rivers data from the Positive Health study

Cruising and connecting online: The use of internet chat sites by gay men in Sydney and Melbourne

Dean Murphy, Patrick Rawstorne, Martin Holt & Dermot Ryan
Cruising and connecting online investigates online chat sites as environments in which gay men can socialise and look for sex partners. We conducted original survey research of gay chat site (GCS) users in Melbourne and Sydney and looked at existing data collected in the Gay Community Periodic Surveys. The overall findings of the study were: - Gay chat sites are social as well as sexual environments and support or mediate a range of relationships between...

Families First Area Review: Orana Far West

Cathy Thomson, kylie valentine, Sonia Hoffmann & Karen Fisher
Families First was introduced in New South Wales in 1998. It is a State Government strategy that aims to increase the effectiveness of early intervention services to support families and communities to care for their children. The broad aim of Families First is to develop a coordinated network of services to identify children and families who require further assistance and link them to appropriate support early, before problems become entrenched. The strategy combines universal service...

Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative: Report II

Kristy Muir, Ann Dadich, David Abello, Michael Bleasdale, Alan Morris & Karen Fisher
This report presents the summary findings of the second phase of a longitudinal evaluation of the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative Stage One (HASI) from May to October 2005. HASI is jointly funded by NSW Health and the NSW Department of Housing (DoH). A three-way partnership between the two government departments and non-government organisations (NGOs), ‘HASI is designed to assist people with mental health problems and disorders requiring accommodation (disability) support to participate in the...

Technical review of hepatitis C health promotion resources

Rebecca Winter, Susan Fraser, Norman Booker & Carla Treloar
The National Centre in HIV Social Research at the University of New South Wales undertook a review of existing print-based hepatitis C prevention education resources aimed at people who inject. A total of 159 resources, produced between 1991 and 2010, were catalogued and analysed. One third of the materials were specifically aimed at people who inject and focused on hepatitis C prevention. Two-thirds of the resources were targeted at people who inject but may or...

Poverty in Australia: Sensitivity Analysis and Recent Trends

Peter Saunders, Trish Hill & Bruce Bradbury
The SPRC has been commissioned to undertake a detailed analysis of the extent of poverty in Australia in 2003-04 (the latest year for which this is possible with existing data), describe who is most affected by poverty, assess the robustness of the findings, to examine trends in poverty levels over the preceding decade, and update a limited range of poverty estimates to 2005-06 using recently released data.

Resident Support Program Evaluation Plan

David Abello, Karen Fisher, Sally Robinson & Lesley Chenoweth
This plan outlines the methodology for the evaluation of the Resident Support Program (RSP) in Queensland in 2004. The evaluation will research the process of implementation of this program, the services provided to residents by the contracted support providers, residents perceptions of the appropriateness of these services and impact on their quality of life, health and wellbeing, and the impact on residential facility operators and staff and other human services providers and Departments. The evaluation...

\"My blood is always dark red\": Research Reportback Forum and Hepatitis C Health Promotion Plan Discussion

Norman Booker, Catriona Elek, Ronald Govers, Stuart Loveday, Susan McGuckin, Chris Shipway, Sharon Valks, Rob Wilkins & Carla Treloar
The National Centre in HIV Social Research (NCHSR), in partnership with The Hepatitis C Council of NSW and the NSW Users and AIDS Association hosted a two day forum, for hepatitis C health promotion and education workers from across NSW. The forum was funded by NSW Health. The forum served the dual purpose of disseminating and discussing key research findings in relation to the prevention of blood borne viruses among injecting drug users, and reviewing...

Living with HIV and cultural diversity in Sydney

Henrike Körner, Maria Petrohilos & Daniel Madeddu
The report is concerned with the lived experience of HIV-positive people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Sydney, and the interrelationship of living with HIV and belonging to culturally diverse groups outside the Anglo-celtic mainstream. The focus is on common issues acrosscultures and ethnicities.

Service Needs of Residents in Private Residential Services in Queensland: Summary Report

K.R Fisher, J Tudball, G Redmond & S Robinson
The Queensland Premier established the Hostel Industry Taskforce (HIT) in 2000 to oversee the implementation of a reform package for the private residential services (PRS) sector. The aim of the reforms was to improve the quality of life of residents by improving residents’ safety, residential amenity and services, residency rights and access to external support services. Senior Executives of the Queensland Government Residential Services Reforms Committee recommended that research be undertaken to support service planning...

Australian Work and Family Policy: 1992-2006

M Blaxland, K Mullan & L Craig
This paper describes major Australian Government policies which affected families in the years from 1992 to 2006. In 1996 there was a transition from a Labor to a Liberal/National Australian Government, a change which allows this review to examine the policy trends under the two different authorities. The review focuses on policy in the areas of child care, family assistance, income support, industrial relations and maternity leave. The review aims to provide background material for...

Depression through Chinese eyes: a window into public mental health in multicultural Australia (PhD Thesis Summary)

Bibiana Chi Wing Chan
Under-utilisation of mental health services is widespread globally and within Australia, especially among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Improving service access is a priority, as is the need to deliver culturally competent services to the CALD communities. Having migrated to Australia in waves for approximately 150 years from China and South East Asia for various social, political and economic reasons, the Chinese population in Sydney is now the fastest growing non-English speaking ethnic group....

Risk for hepatitis C: Transition and initiation to injecting drug use among youth in a range of injecting drug user networks

Carla Treloar, Jeanne Abelson, June Crawford, Susan Kippax, John Howard, Ingrid van Beek, Jan Copeland, Anne Maree Weatherall & Annie Madden
This project, funded by NHMRC and NSW Health, aimed to investigate and report on a number of aspects of initiation and transition to injecting drug use among young people. The report focuses on issues of transition to injecting, the initiation episode, the effect of drug most frequently used, age at initiation, hepatitis C status, risk practice for blood borne viruses, and transitions out of injecting.

The Closure and Relocation of the St Marys Needle and Syringe Program Social and Health Impact Study

Erica Southgate, Deborah Blair & Max Hopwood
In general, the key findings describe the impact of the closure and subsequent relocation of WAHS primary NSP to a mobile service on IDUs living in or near St Marys. Given the high population density of Penrith LGA compared to the other LGAs within WAHS, and the reported historical concentration of IDUs around St Marys, the emphasis on the needs of IDUs within this area is not unwarranted. Moreover, it is vital to call attention...

Youth Online Participation and Consultative Processes: Report on a pilot project in \"Better Futures”

Daryll Hull, Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, Mary-Anne Kennan & Fouad Nagm
This report describes a pilot project commissioned by the New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Youth (The Hon Graham West MP) and the NSW Department of Community services (DoCS) to explore and test the use of online social networking technologies for the purpose of engaging young people in civic affairs. The project team consisted of members from DoCs, The Office of the Minister, The national Transport and Logistics Centre (TALC), the University of New South...

Brighter Futures Early Intervention Evaluation: Interim Report 3

F Hilferty, K Mullan, C Eastman, M Griffiths, S Chan, K Heese & I Katz
The staged roll out of Brighter Futures across NSW began in 2003, and is part of a shift in child protection policy and practice towards preventive, family-focused support and service provision. The aim of Brighter Futures is to provide targeted support to vulnerable families with young children who are at risk of being abused or neglected. The aim is to help families at an earlier stage of intervention, to stop them escalating within the child...

Using & 'the scene' Patterns and contexts of drug use among Sydney gay men

Kate Ireland, Erica Southgate, Stephanie Knox, Paul Van de Ven, John Howard & Susan Kippax
This report combines qualitative and quantitative data gathered by the National Centre in HIV Social Research to produce an in-depth picture of patterns of injecting and non-injecting drug use on the Sydney gay 'scene'. As well as incorporating findings from the Sydney Men and Sexual Health (SMASH) study, the report provides an analysis of qualitative interview data collected from men. While the SMASH data indicate broad trends in drug use, the qualitative material focuses on...

Report of the Australian & New Zealand Neonatal Network 1999

Deborah Donoghue & Anne Cust
The Australian & New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN) is a voluntary collaboration of all 29 level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in both countries. All 13 level II nurseries in New Zealand and the level II nursery in Tasmania are now members of the ANZNN. This network continues to conduct an ongoing prospective audit of the most at-risk babies admitted for care in neonatal nurseries. The audit looks at factors that may affect the...

Report of the Australian & New Zealand Neonatal Network 2000

Deborah Donoghue
The Australian & New Zealand Neonatal Network (ANZNN) is a voluntary collaboration of all 28 level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in both countries. All 13 level II nurseries in New Zealand and the level II nursery in Tasmania are also members of the ANZNN. This network continues to conduct an ongoing prospective audit of the most at-risk babies admitted for care in neonatal nurseries. The audit looks at factors that may affect the...

Recovery from hepatitis C treatments

Max Hopwood
The findings presented throughout this report raise concerns about current government strategies which are committed to increasing the number of people who undertake hepatitis C treatment by 2012. Evidently, many people do not clear their infection after having treatment and some people experience ongoing ill health caused by persistent side effects. Therefore, either the development of a more efficacious and tolerable treatment is required, or significantly more resources need to be allocated toward increasing the...

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