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A policy framework for parenting Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
People Involved: Ilan Katz

Parenting and providing support for parents has been identified as a priority issue for the Australian Government. Insight is required to the need or nature of a national policy framework specifically focussing on parenting to underpin, imbed and drive policy and practice. A comparative analysis…

A time squeeze? Changes in working hours and in time spent in family responsibilities and housework Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Discovery Program

The project explored whether changes to standard hours and forms of employment, together with women's strengthening links with the labour market, have produced a society with declining leisure. Data from four time-use surveys covering the period from 1974 to 1997 provided the first accurate…

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…

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 Phase 2 of the Stronger Families in Australia Study Archive

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

The Stronger Families in Australia study (SFIA) was a central component of the National Evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy (SFCS) 2004–08. It was undertaken to evaluate the Communities for Children initiative, which is now a major component of the new Family Support…

Are the Kids Alright? Understanding the wellbeing of Australian children in their middle years Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Gerard Redmond, Jennifer Skattebol, Peter Saunders

As a new child-centred study, The Australian Child Wellbeing Project involved young people’s perspectives to design and conduct Australia’s first major nationally representative and internationally comparable survey of wellbeing among children aged 8-14 years. Particular attention was…

Assistance in Developing an evaluation framework for the introduction of domestic violence clauses into industrial awards and agreements. Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearing House
People Involved: kylie valentine

This project developed an evaluation and monitoring framework for the Domestic Violence Workplace Rights and Entitlements project, conducted by the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations…

Better Futures Outcomes framework Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Family & Community Services - Community Services
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Karen Fisher

The Better Futures Regional Strategy was put in place to improve the health, education and safety outcomes of young people by improving the ways in which communities and services support young people and respond to their needs. To achieve these outcomes, the Strategy employed an early intervention…

Better Places Stronger Communities Project Evaluation Current

Funding Agency: Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (South Australia)
People Involved: kylie valentine

The South Australian government is transferring the management of public housing dwellings to the community housing sector, under the Better Places, Stronger Communities (BPSC) project. SPRC has been contracted to evaluate the processes in relation to the planning, governance and implementation of…

Building China's Welfare State - Government Purchased Services for Children Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
People Involved: Xiaoyuan Shang, Karen Fisher, Natasha Cortis

The Chinese government has begun to purchase child welfare services to address vast unmet need. This project will improve outcomes for millions of Chinese children by establishing ways China can avoid the quality and accountability problems of 30 years of welfare service purchasing by governments…