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1800RESPECT Current

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Social Services
People Involved: kylie valentine, Jan Breckenridge, Natasha Cortis, Ciara Smyth, Gianfranco Giuntoli, Elena Cama

The Australian Government Department of Social Services has commissioned a research team from the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) and the Gendered Violence Research Network at UNSW Sydney to undertake an evaluation of 1800RESPECT, the national online and telephone counselling service for…

Aboriginal Policy Scan Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Office of Communities - Aboriginal Affairs
People Involved: Ilan Katz

The Social Policy Research Centre has been commissioned to conduct an environmental scan of policies relevant to Aboriginal people in NSW. The scan includes policies across all portfolios (including economic policy) directed at Aboriginal people, or policy that includes Aboriginal people as a…

Accountability and User Participation in Chinese Child Welfare Non-Government Organisations Current

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

Millions of children now rely on support from Chinese child welfare nongovernment organisations. The government is reforming NGO policy in response to public demands about service quality, but it lacks relevant research. The established team of Chinese social policy researchers at UNSW, London…

Adolescents and Young Adults’ Use of Emergency Departments Archive

Funding Agency: The Sax Institute
People Involved: Ilan Katz

This Evidence Check will be used to inform policy and practice related to adolescents and young adults' (AYAs) use of emergency departments (EDs). Specifically, it will contribute to policy development and research which aim to improve responses to the health care needs of AYAs and reduce the…

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…

Advance statements in mental health care Current

Funding Agency: Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
People Involved: Gianfranco Giuntoli, Karen Fisher, Sandra Gendera, Ilan Katz

Development and introduction in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD)

This project aims to ensure that people who live in the NBMLHD and who experience mental illness and mental distress have the opportunity to develop their own Advance Statement, which is a tool to support…

Advice to the NSW Child Death Review Team on measuring socioeconomic status; and geographic analysis and reporting of child mortality Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Ombudsman
People Involved: Peter Saunders, Melissa Wong

This project provided advice to the NSW Child Death Review Team, now located in the Ombudsman's Office, about how to develop indicators of socioeconomic status (SES) for use in its annual reporting to establish the SES of children who die and examine if there is an association between…

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…

Analysis of Information about Australia's Charitable Sector Current

Funding Agency: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
People Involved: Natasha Cortis

The Social Policy Research Centre worked with the Centre for Social Impact (UNSW) to analyse data collected by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). This provided a profile of Australia's charitable sector, building understanding of trends in charities' activities,…

Assertive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Evaluation Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Ministry of Health
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Anna Jones

Assertive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS) are being trialled in three sites in NSW by the NSW Ministry of Health in response to the lack of access to services for many children and families. Assertive CAHMS is involves an inter-disciplinary approach which provides services to…