Projects

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

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Gerry Redmond, Jen 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…

Arthritis and disability Archive

Funding Agency: Arthritis Australia
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Rosemary Kayess, Shona Bates, Charlotte Smedley, Melissa Wong, Anna Jones

The project examines the lived experience of people with arthritis and the disability impact of arthritis on their quality of life. It aims to identify the potential effects of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The projects collects information about quality of life, support needs,…

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…

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…

Attendant care direct funding pilot project evaluation Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Family and Community Services - Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC)
People Involved: Karen Fisher

NSW piloted a direct funding project in the Attendant Care Program (ACP). It provided 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 compared three ACP funding options, which differ…

Australian Policy Online full-text research repository and thematic gateways Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
People Involved: Ilan Katz

Over the past five years Australian Policy Online has become a key element of the national information structure, delivering research reports and other research-related material to a large and growing group of researchers in universities, government and the professions. This project will broaden…

Australian community attitudes to disability Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Christiane Purcal, Rosemary Kayess, Kristy Muir

The project scopes the current research on Australian community attitudes to people with disabilities. It is preliminary work to inform future research and policy activities. The project includes a literature review, scan of existing datasets and other sources for direct and indirect indicators of…

Baseline data for evaluating New Income Management in the Northern Territory Archive

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

SPRC is conducting a baseline study for use in the evaluation of the New Income Management (NIM) scheme in the Northern Territory, which is set to commence in early 2011. The baseline study involves the collection and analysis of existing administrative data and surveys of various key stakeholders…

Best practice guide for Disability Support Providers (DSPs) employing support workers within NDIS Archive

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

Led by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the project produced practical best practice guidelines and examples for recruitment, support, training and retention to optimise outcomes for people with disability. The guide for NDIS disability support providers addresses diverse individual…

Best practice in placement of jobseekers with mental health difficulties Archive

Funding Agency: Campbell Page
People Involved: Fiona Hilferty

Project Description: This project has been commissioned by Campbell Page, a non-government organisation which provides job placement services throughout Australia. People with mental health problems are a primary client group of job placement services. This is why improving employment outcomes of…