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A monitoring and evaluation framework for Waverly Action for Youth Services

Shannon McDermott & Catherine Spooner
Report 16/08

Families First Outcomes Evaluation Framework

Karen Fisher, Lynn Kemp & Jacqueline Tudball
This document is the Final Draft of the Families First Outcomes Evaluation Framework, concerned with evaluating child, family and community outcomes. It is one of the evaluation activities for Families First. Others include process evaluation through Area Reviews of three Families First Areas in 2002-03, local Area evaluations and program evaluation of the projects funded through Families First. This outcome evaluation activity will inform the other evaluation activities. Overall the evaluation considers whether Families First...

Validation of Australian Bureau of Meteorology High Resolution Wave Model (HI-WAM)

I R Coghlan
The Water Research Laboratory (WRL) of the University of New South Wales has undertaken the first national assessment of the performance of the HI-WAM wave model developed by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). The model was validated against wave buoy measurements from 18 locations around Australia over an 11 year period 1 (1997 to 2008). This high resolution, modified version of WAM was found to generally reproduce the overall natural variability of the sea...

Indigenous Australian Content in Bachelor of Social Work Degrees: Detailed Description

Joe Nipperess & Eileen Baldry
The following report is a detailed description of the Indigenous Australian content of thirteen BSW courses offered at various Australian Universities. The content descriptions were collected and summarised by Joe Nipperess, a fourth year social work student, from information kindly sent by various staff members at those universities and was checked back with those staff members for accuracy. Most of the respondents returned the material with some changes which were incorporated; a small number did...

Understanding the Local Service Network Project

Cathy Thomson, kylie valentine, Roger Patulny & Karen Fisher
The Social Policy and Research Centre (SPRC) at the University of New South Wales and the University of Western Sydney were commissioned by Families First to conduct the Understanding the Local Service Network Project for the South East Sydney Families First Area (hereafter South East Sydney). The project aimed to examine the impact of the network of services supporting families and children in the years prior to school, and in their transition to school. The...

Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative 1 Evaluation: Care Planning Report

A Dadich & K.R Fisher
The Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) is a program funded by NSW Health and NSW Department of Housing, in partnership with nongovernment organisations (NGO). HASI provides a stable, consistent and integrated hospital to community care system for people with mental illness and associated psychiatric disability. This is achieved through providing practical assistance, intensive psychosocial support, clinical care and secure housing, along with opportunities, options and hope to people who have a mental illness (referred...

Indigenous Resiliency Project Participatory Action Research Component: A report on the Research Training and Development Workshop, Townsville, February 2008

Julie Mooney-Somers, David Brockman, Wani Erick, Robert Scott & Lisa Maher

Linking Schools and Early Years Project Evaluation: Final Report on Data Collection Round 1

k valentine & B Dinning
The Linking Schools and Early Years Project (LSEY) is being led by the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH), Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and funded by The R. E. Ross Trust. It is being implemented in three sites in Victoria. This report describes the findings from the first round of data collected for the impact/outcomes component of the evaluation, and process findings from the first full year of implementation....

Indigenous Research Strategy : Working Better with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Communities

B Davidson, C Spooner, K.R Fisher, BJ Newton, A Dadich, C Smyth, J Tudball & S Flaxman
The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) undertakes research across a wide range of issues and locations across Australia. It is important that our work fully reflects the diversity of the populations and situations being researched. In this context, there are complexities and obligations that require a special focus on how we work with Indigenous peoples and communities. These arise from the cultural and linguistic distinctiveness of Indigenous peoples, the diversity of Indigenous peoples and situations,...

The Need for Moderate Income Housing in the Greater Sydney Region

B Randolph, D Holloway & Dominique Murray
This report was commissioned by Landcom to assist in the development of its Moderate Income Housing Policy. This policy aims to develop market based affordable housing options for households with moderate incomes. For the purposes of this report, Moderate Income Households (MIHs) are defined as households with incomes between the 40th and 60th percentile of household incomes, which equated to approximately $42,000 to $65,000 per year in Sydney in mid-2003. This report also aims to...

Youth Health Networks

Cathy Thomson, Justin McNab & Karen Fisher
The Youth Health Networks Project (YHNP) was funded by NSW Health as part of the Community Health Innovation Program. NSW Health piloted this project to trial and evaluate new models of care and partnership arrangements between health and other agencies such as GPs, local councils, Police, the Department of Community Services, the Department of Education and community groups. The key objectives of the YHNP in South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service (SESAHS) were to enhance...

Partnerships in Early Childhood Program: Final Report on Data Collection Round 1: Process Evaluation

Cathy Thomson & kylie valentine
Partnerships In Early Childhood (PIEC) aims to build on the existing strengths, skills and resources of major child care providers to promote strong, healthy relationships between children, children's services staff, families and communities. The Benevolent Society works in partnership with Wyong Shire Council, Campelltown City Council, KU Children's Services and Lady Gowrie Child Centre to deliver the PIEC program in 14 long day centres and preschools (referred to hereafter as centre-based children's services). The PIEC...

Review of Disability Services Queensland Referral Processes to Private Residential Facilities

Sally Robinson, Karen Fisher, Adeline Lee & Lesley Chenoweth
This report details the outcomes of a review of Disability Services Queensland’s processes of referring people with a disability to private residential facilities. The review was conducted by the UNSW Consortium and took place between July and December 2004. Through a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods, the review delivers several key findings and observations relating to DSQ’s current referral policies and practices, their adequacy and constraints, definitional perspectives of ‘complex support needs’ and...

Effectiveness of supported living in relation to shared accommodation

Karen Fisher & Sarah Parker
The Disability Policy and Research Working Group has commissioned the UNSW Consortium to research the effectiveness of supported living in relation to shared accommodation to improve service delivery to people with disabilities. The research has two parts: improving access to housing and improving models for people with disabilities who require 24-hour support. The project is to build on the priority area of strengthening access to services, including housing. It will build on knowledge and research...

Identifying isolated carers: Contacting carers with unmet needs for information and support

Michael Bittman, Kimberly Fisher, Trish Hill, Denise Thompson & Cathy Thomson
This report presents the findings of an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded Linkage Project called ' Reaching isolated carers: Contacting carers with unmet needs for information and support'. The Industry Partners on this project were the New South Wales Department for Women, the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care, the NSW Department of Community Services, NSW Health and Carers NSW. For the purposes of the project, an 'isolated' or 'hidden' carer was defined...

Changing community, changing practice? Young gay men, HIV and gay community

Suzanne Fraser
This project is a qualitative study of young gay men in Sydney. It is aimed at accessing some of the ways in which young men identify sexually, how they feel about notions of community - gay community n particular - and their perceptions of safe sex. Funded by NSW Health, the study emerged out of discussions conducted within the NSW HIV sextor. These focused on questions around the changing character of gay community.

Optimising skill mix in the primary health care workforce for the care of older Australians: A systematic review

N Zwar, Sarah Dennis, R Griffiths, D Perkins, J May, B Sibbald, G Caplan & Mark Harris

Urban Growth Management in Penrith Stage 2: Planning for the Needs of Existing and Future Communities in Penrith - Executive Summary

B Randolph & D Holloway
City Futures Project Reports: Executive summary report based on research commissioned by Penrith City Council

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual report of trends in behaviour 2012

John de Wit, Martin Holt, Max Hopwood & Carla Treloar
This report reviews behavioural data relevant to the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in Australia. It also examines behavioural data relevant to the social aspects of treatment and care of those who have been infected, including those who are living with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Parent Support Strategies: Final Report

Prue Warrilow, Karen Fisher & kylie valentine
The Parent Support Project aimed to develop an understanding of the support and information needs of parents. In addition, the project aimed to develop, implement and evaluate systems to improve the coordination between existing parent support services within each local government area (LGA) in the Cumberland Prospect Families First Area (Auburn, Parramatta, Holroyd, Baulkham Hills and Blacktown) to increase the access families have to these services. In this report, parent support means services to assist...

Supporting Families Who Have A Child With A Disability

Jacqueline Tudball, Karen Fisher, Therese Sands & Leanne Dowse
Little scrutiny has been directed toward the nature of the assessment of children with a disability or what support needs families may have specific to the assessment process. A need for this analysis emerged from the responses of families who participated in a study conducted by Families First Inner West Sydney in 2001 about general support needs of families with young children. This project was conducted by the UNSW Consortium of the Social Policy Research...

Independent Evaluation of headspace: the National Youth Mental Health Foundation: Evaluation Plan

K Muir, S McDermott, I Katz, R Patulny, S Flaxman & S Gendera
headspace aims to promote improvements in the mental health, social well-being and economic participation of Australian young people aged 12-25 years. headspace has a particular focus on early identification and intervention for young people at risk of developing mental health problems, and those already showing early signs of mental health problems or associated drug and alcohol problems. The headspace model involves the establishment of Communities of Youth Services (CYSs), which provide integrated and coordinated psychiatric,...

Evaluation of the Integrated Services Project for Clients with Challenging Behaviour

Shannon McDermott, Jasmine Bruce, Karen Fisher & Ryan Gleeson
The Integrated Services Project for Clients with Challenging Behaviour (ISP) was established in 2005 and is administered by Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC), Department of Human Services NSW. The Project aims to: foster improved life outcomes for people with complex needs and challenging behaviours; reduce the cost of this group to the service system and the wider community; and contribute to the evidence base in this area. The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) was...

Attendant Care Program : Direct Funding Pilot Evaluation : Final Report

K.R Fisher & C Campbell-McLean
The Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC) is piloting a direct funding project in conjunction with the Attendant Care Program (ACP). The direct funding pilot aims to complement the objectives of the ACP, which provides support to individuals with physical disabilities with a range of tasks and activities to allow them to live and participate in their communities. The evaluation compares three ACP funding options, which differ in who employs the attendant carers,...

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