Books

Supporting adult care-leavers: International best practice

By Charlotte Williams | Growing up in care is not just a part of childhood, but can have ongoing impacts across a person’s life. Various inquiries have revealed accounts of abuse and neglect, and a fracturing of family relationships. Organized thematically to allow comparison of different initiatives, this book considers the range of responses to adult care-leavers in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

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Conflict management

Conflict Management, by Jennifer Martin, is suitable for students and practitioners in conflict management and mediation as well as providing useful skills for everyday living. Areas of mediation practice discussed in this book include family, parent-adolescent, adult-elder, workplace, criminal justice, neighbourhood, planning and complex multi-party international environmental disputes.

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Research Reports

“I’m a person not a job!”: Establishing core competencies for change in Brotherhood of St Laurence Residential Aged Care

This study sought to identify core competencies for excellence in aged care which would drive change in how care is delivered at the BSL residential aged care facility, Sumner House.

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Research Reports

An evaluation of Journey to Social Inclusion pilot program

These reports present the results of an evaluation of Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI).

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Young People Leaving State Out-of-Home Care

This book draws from the findings of some new research-based Australian studies combined with chapters based on local and international evidence that critically analyse existing policy and practice.

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Purposeful Program Theory: Effective Use of Theories of Change and Logic Models

This book is designed to help you assess your particular circumstances and develop, represent and use program theory in appropriate ways.

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Submissions

Review of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 and Agency

Submission to the Australian Government’s Office for Women’s Review of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999

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Research Reports

Somewhere Safe to Call Home: Violence Against Women during Homelessness

This report is based on face-to-face interviews with 29 Victorian women aged from 19 to 54 years who had recently experienced homelessness.

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Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment

Precarious employment presents a major challenge to the social, economic, and political stability of industrialised societies.

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Submissions

Senate Inquiry into the Federal Sex Discrimination Act

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Inquiry into the effectiveness of the Sex Discrimination Act

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Submissions

Equal Opportunity Act (Vic) Review

Submission to the Victorian Equal Opportunity Review in response to Discussion Paper

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Submissions

Draft National Employment Standards

Submission to the federal Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations on the Draft National Employment Standards

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Research Reports

Beyond the Home Gates: Life After Growing Up in Catholic Institutions

Over the twentieth century, over half a million children were institutionalised across Australia, 100,000 of them in Victoria.

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Research Reports

Evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2000-2004

The Stronger Families and Communities Strategy (SFCS) 2000-2004 was designed to help build family and community capacity to deal with challenges and take advantage of opportunities.

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On the Outside: Pathways In and Out of Homelessness

This is the first Australian book to focus on the dynamic relationship between different pathways into homelessness, adaptation to homelessness and the chances of a return to a stable, domiciled life.

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Deviance and Social Control

This text examines the bizarre and the everyday behaviours that some sociologists have labelled deviance.

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Women and Work 2005: Current RMIT University Research

This edited collection of refereed papers draws on a number of presentations to the 2nd Annual Women and Work Conference at RMIT University in September 2005.

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Research Reports

Study of Reported Rapes in Victoria 2000-2003: Summary Research Report

This study analysed 850 rapes reported to Victoria Police for three years, from 2000 to 2003, using the Victoria Police Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) database.

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