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ASELCC Research Coordinator Current

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Social Services
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Sandra Gendera

The Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres (ASELCC) Research Coordinator role, funded by the Department of Social Services for three years (2016-18), is the continuation of a role performed by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) in 2014 and 2015. The Research Coordinator role…

Active ageing: inter generation transfers, caring networks and policies maintaining participation of older Australians and their carers. Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
People Involved: Bettina Cass, Trish Hill, Ciara Smyth

The objectives of this research project were to analyse the key risk and protective factors relating to economic and social participation and active engagement in social networks of older people and carers, and the role of care-giving in maintaining participation.

The following themes were…

Adoption from Out-of-Home Care Current

Funding Agency: NSW Family and Community Services
People Involved: kylie valentine, Ilan Katz, BJ Newton

Children who cannot live with their parents live in out-of-home care (OOHC); in Australia this is almost always in the home of foster or kinship carers. In many jurisdictions carers adopt children in their care but recently this has been rare in Australia. Current policy aims are to increase the…

Advisory Services for Pathways of Care Study Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Institute of Family Studies
People Involved: Ilan Katz

This project provided advice on the design of the 'Pathways of Care' longitudinal study on children and young people in out-of-home care in NSW.

Becoming and Being an Integrated Organisation Current

Funding Agency: SDN Children's Services
People Involved: Deborah Brennan, kylie valentine, Natasha Cortis

This project is monitoring and assessing the journey of SDN Children’s Services in ‘becoming and being’ an integrated organisation. In particular, the project is exploring the antecedents of SDN’s decision to become and integrated organisation; the experience of transition…

Care to work? Expanding choice and access to workforce participation for mature-aged women carers Archive

Funding Agency: HC Coombs Policy Forum
People Involved: Bettina Cass

This project aims to explore an integrated suite of policies for a preventative approach to enhance mature-aged women’s participation in the labour market, with a particular focus on fostering employment choices for women with current or past informal caring responsibilities. The project…

Carers and service non-use Archive

Funding Agency: UNSW Sydney
People Involved: Catherine Thomson

Formal services such as respite care can assist carers to continue to support care recipients at home. However, many carers do not take up these services. To date, studies examining the issue of service non-use have had to extrapolate from data about service users. As well, they have been based on…

Carers and social inclusion: new frameworks, evidence and policy lessons Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Trish Hill, Bettina Cass, Catherine Thomson, Melissa Wong

Concepts of social inclusion mainly focus on participation in public sphere activities, often overlooking the constraints of the private sphere, such as informal care. For Indigenous Australians, social inclusion concepts are yet to fully address issues of cultural diversity and cultural…

Changes in the propensity to take on informal care roles Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
People Involved: Bettina Cass, Trish Hill, Catherine Thomson

This project explores whether the propensity to take on informal care roles (for people who are frail aged or have disability or long term health problems) is changing/will change over time with cohort/generational and other societal and social policy changes.

The project involves two main…

Child Protection Education Current

Funding Agency: NSW Department of Education
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Ciara Smyth

This project involves a literature review and stakeholder consultation on child protection and respectful relationships education and best practice in school settings, to be conducted between November 2015 and March 2016.


Child Protection and Respectful Relationships Education and…