Family Violence in the News 29 May 2015

+-*Brotherhood Library staff monitor press and add to this post throughout the day. ABC News – Australian police deal with a domestic violence matter every two minutes ABC News – Domestic violence victims to be allowed to give evidence via video link under new measures in NSW The Age – Men violent in families need crisis housing: Council … [Read More] Family Violence in the News 29 May 2015

National Reconciliation Week: It’s time to change it up 27 May-3 June 2015 – Reconciliation Australia

+-*      National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures … [Read More] National Reconciliation Week: It’s time to change it up 27 May-3 June 2015 – Reconciliation Australia

Early intervention services for vulnerable children and families – Parliament of Victoria

+-*Children and young people are vulnerable when their parents or family have limited capacity to effectively care for them, protect them and provide for their long-term development and wellbeing. That capacity can be affected by a range of factors such as alcohol or substance abuse, family violence, mental health issues, disability, isolation, financial stress, homelessness … [Read More] Early intervention services for vulnerable children and families – Parliament of Victoria

Indigenous wellbeing in Australia: Evidence from HILDA – CAEPR

+-*ABSTRACT This study explores the subjective wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. We focus on mean levels of self-reported life satisfaction, inequality in life satisfaction within the Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian populations, and the prevalence and severity of dissatisfaction with one’s life. Evidence on differences in the determinants of life satisfaction between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is … [Read More] Indigenous wellbeing in Australia: Evidence from HILDA – CAEPR

An Introduction to Younger Onset Dementia V – Dementia Training Study Centres

+-*A video recording of a seminar presentation by Aedan Siebert, Younger Onset Dementia Coordinator, and Susan Veart, key worker in the Younger Onset Dementia team, Alzheimer’s Australia WA on 20 May 2015 for WA DTSC. Presenters learning objectives include: To learn about the prevalence of Younger Onset Dementia (YOD) and how it differs from Late … [Read More] An Introduction to Younger Onset Dementia V – Dementia Training Study Centres

Promoting Positive Wellbeing – Dementia Training Study Centres

+-*This presentation will provide an overview of an innovative positive wellbeing approach to care for older people. It is influenced by the underlying principles of wellbeing, positive psychology and capabilities theory. Ageing need not be a period of continuous decline and removal from society. Rather, greater emphasis must be placed on more productive and successful … [Read More] Promoting Positive Wellbeing – Dementia Training Study Centres

Developing an Integrated Violence Prevention for Men and Women in Treatment for Substance Use Disorders – Journal of Interpersonal Violence

+-*ABSTRACT Rates of past-year partner and non-partner violence perpetration (VP) in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment samples exceed 50%, with studies showing rates of past-year VP exceeding 70% when considering violence occurring with either intimate partners or non-partners. However, SUD treatment programs typically do not include VP prevention interventions, and the few studies examining the … [Read More] Developing an Integrated Violence Prevention for Men and Women in Treatment for Substance Use Disorders – Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Purposeful Activities for Dementia – Alzheimer’s Australia

+-*Purposeful Activities for Dementia is a Montessori-based professional development and education resource developed for aged care and dementia care staff and carers. This resource is part of a project that recently piloted a the Montessori approach to activities in two planned aged care activity groups in Melbourne. The project was funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments under the Home & Community Care Program (HACC) and was led by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic.Purposeful activities … [Read More] Purposeful Activities for Dementia – Alzheimer’s Australia

Demand for housing assistance grows; more seeking rent assistance and social housing waiting lists remain long – AIHW

+-*As at 30 June 2014, almost 1.32 million income units received Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA), up from 1.27 million in 2013. The number of income units receiving CRA has risen by 41% since 2000. 67% of income units receiving CRA would have paid more than 30% of their income on rent if they were not … [Read More] Demand for housing assistance grows; more seeking rent assistance and social housing waiting lists remain long – AIHW

Discovering the dementia evidence base: Tools to support knowledge to action in dementia care (innovative practice) – Dementia

+-*ABSTRACT Dementia requires expert care and decision making, based on sound evidence. Reliable evidence is difficult for busy dementia care professionals to find quickly. This study developed an experimentally tested search filter as an innovative tool to retrieve literature on dementia. It has a known retrieval performance and can be provided as an open access … [Read More] Discovering the dementia evidence base: Tools to support knowledge to action in dementia care (innovative practice) – Dementia

ECCV warns against proposed changes to citizenship laws

+-*The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) is calling for an extensive community consultation process – that acknowledges the rights of the individual under international laws and natural justice – in response to Federal Government proposals to change citizenship laws. ECCV Chairperson, Eddie Micallef, said his organisation abhorred terrorism in all its forms, and fully … [Read More] ECCV warns against proposed changes to citizenship laws

Refugee crisis meeting should learn from Indochinese solution – The Conversation

+-*Extract from an article by Atin Prabandari, Lecturer at the Department of International Relations at Universitas Gadjah Mada Representatives from 17 countries and three international organisations meeting in Bangkok to discuss South-East Asia’s migrant crisis may learn from the previous refugee crisis that hit the region during the Indochina war. Last week, after having played a game … [Read More] Refugee crisis meeting should learn from Indochinese solution – The Conversation

Event: Panel on Racism – Religions for Peace Australia Victoria

+-*St Kilda, June 4, 2015 7:00 pm A panel discussion about racism in Australia today and what we can do to combat it, featuring a range of speakers from different communities and offering different perspectives. Racism is being discussed in our communities and the media. Various expressions of racism are felt by too many Australians every … [Read More] Event: Panel on Racism – Religions for Peace Australia Victoria

Motor proficiency predicts cognitive ability in four-year-olds – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal

+-*ABSTRACT Research has shown links between motor proficiency and cognition in school-age children, however, few have explored earlier ages. We aimed to determine the association between motor proficiency and cognitive ability in four-year-olds. Motor and cognitive skills were examined in 32 (15 males, 17 females) four-year-olds (±5.59 months) using the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency … [Read More] Motor proficiency predicts cognitive ability in four-year-olds – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal

Zero hours and temp jobs are no help to ‘hardworking people’ (UK) – The Conversation

+-*Extract from an article by Thanos Maroukis and Emma Carmel  Declarations of support for “hardworking people” were commonly heard in the UK general election. This was echoed in the Queen’s Speech, when David Cameron said the 26-bill package was a “programme for working people”. Our research shows that there is another story to be told about Britain’s … [Read More] Zero hours and temp jobs are no help to ‘hardworking people’ (UK) – The Conversation

Men violent in families need crisis housing: Council to Homeless Persons – The Age

+-*Extract from an article by Chris Johnston Better crisis housing should be given to male perpetrators of domestic violence, according to a “thorny” new submission to the Royal Commission into family violence. The submission, to be tabled today by the Council to Homeless Persons, calls for the Royal Commission to calculate demand for crisis and long … [Read More] Men violent in families need crisis housing: Council to Homeless Persons – The Age

20 Recommendations For The Royal Commission Into Family Violence – Women’s Health West

+-*Extract Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence has twelve months to develop recommendations that will influence generational change to prevent and respond to family violence. The commission is using various means to collect information to inform its work, including a call for written submissions, the deadline for which is 29 May 2015. Women’s Health West welcomes … [Read More] 20 Recommendations For The Royal Commission Into Family Violence – Women’s Health West

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