Families Thriving in Adversity: A positive deviance study of safe communities for children

Project Status: Archive
People Involved: kylie valentine, Trish Hill, Ciara Smyth, Carla Treloar
Research Areas: Disability
Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Non-Staff Involved: Christine Eastman
Partners / Collaborators: Centre for Social Research in Health

The Social Policy Research Centre was funded as part of the National Research Agenda for Protecting Children 2011-2014 to contribute to the research priority of 'making a community safe and supportive for its children – understanding the conditions necessary to create a child safe and child friendly community (Promoting Safe Communities)'. The project used a positive deviance approach to understanding the practices and norms that contribute to positive child outcomes in communities where positive outcomes are unexpected or statistically anomalous. The project encompassed four phases: data analysis and mapping, a national survey, identification of case study sites and case studies.


Publications

Thriving in Adversity: A positive deviance study of safe communities for children: Full report (PDF) [2 Mb]

Thriving in Adversity: A positive deviance study of safe communities for children: Full report (accessible)