Australia’s Humanitarian Program: A quick guide to the statistics since 1947-January 2017 update – Parliamentary Library (Australia)

Extract from an article by Janet Phillips, Social Policy Section Australia has a long history of accepting refugees and other humanitarian entrants from all parts of the globe, including those in need of assistance during and immediately after World War II. Since 1945, when the first federal immigration portfolio was established to administer Australia’s post-war migration program, … [Read More] Australia’s Humanitarian Program: A quick guide to the statistics since 1947-January 2017 update – Parliamentary Library (Australia)

Why do working relationships not change? The need for a new approach to disability partnership research and social change – Disability & Society

ABSTRACT Although researchers, service providers, and clients are determined to improve partnerships within disability services, a lack of partnership persists. Using our research as a case study, we reflect on three limitations of common research methods and social change techniques in this area. We suggest that typical approaches struggle to move beyond taken-for-granted ideas, common-sense … [Read More] Why do working relationships not change? The need for a new approach to disability partnership research and social change – Disability & Society

Costly WA NDIS Model Could Leave People With Disability Worse Off Warns Labor – Pro Bono Australia

Extract from an article by Wendy Williams In a joint statement, the shadow minister for families and social services Jenny Macklin and shadow minister for disability and carers Carol Brown have raised concerns over the cost of the proposed model, just days before the WA government is set to enter caretaker period. The pair claim … [Read More] Costly WA NDIS Model Could Leave People With Disability Worse Off Warns Labor – Pro Bono Australia

Journal of Refugee Studies: Refugee Migration and Local Demarcations – JRS

A special issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies (JRS) has been published. The theme is “Refugee Migration and Local Demarcations: New Insight into European Localities.” Contents of Volume 29, no. 4, December 2016 include: Refugee Migration and Local Demarcations: New Insight into European Localities [extract] The Local Production of Asylum [abstract] Deciding Refugee Settlement … [Read More] Journal of Refugee Studies: Refugee Migration and Local Demarcations – JRS

Here’s a Better Way to Regulate Carbon and change the tired environment-versus-economy debate – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Nives Dolsak, Professor of Environmental Policy, University of Washington Is it possible to reduce carbon emissions without hurting economic growth and destroying jobs? The recent spate of executive orders, including one to pause current environmental reviews for infrastructure projects and another to revoke two regulations for every new one requested, suggests … [Read More] Here’s a Better Way to Regulate Carbon and change the tired environment-versus-economy debate – The Conversation

Celebrity Charities Just Compete with all Other Charities: So why start one? – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Margaret Faulkner, Senior Research Associate, Ehrenberg-Bass Institute, University of South Australia. Despite the enormous number of charities in the world, more are established every year – and many also disappear. Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission data shows that, since 2012, 8,500 charities have been registered and more than 13,500 have been … [Read More] Celebrity Charities Just Compete with all Other Charities: So why start one? – The Conversation

Reframing Climate Change: How carbon reduction can also reduce poverty and inequality – Oxfam FP2P Blog

Extract Given the events of 2016 we may well need to find additional ways of arguing for action on climate change.  Luckily, new evidence highlights additional incentives for action.  Ruth Mayne explores the ‘co-benefits’ of tackling climate change and the practical benefits they can bring to community and national development. We normally understand climate change as … [Read More] Reframing Climate Change: How carbon reduction can also reduce poverty and inequality – Oxfam FP2P Blog

Does Preschool Self-Regulation Predict Later Behavior Problems in General or Specific Problem Behaviors? – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

ABSTRACT Findings from prior research have consistently indicated significant associations between self-regulation and externalizing behaviors. Significant associations have also been reported between children’s language skills and both externalizing behaviors and self-regulation. Few studies to date, however, have examined these relations longitudinally, simultaneously, or with respect to unique clusters of externalizing problems. The current study examined … [Read More] Does Preschool Self-Regulation Predict Later Behavior Problems in General or Specific Problem Behaviors? – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

Child-Oriented or Parent-Oriented Focused Intervention: Which is the better way to decrease children’s externalizing behaviors? – Journal of Child and Family Studies

ABSTRACT Research has tried to identify risk factors that increase the likelihood of difficulties with externalizing behavior. The relations between individual or environmental factors and externalizing behavior have been especially documented. Child-oriented and parent-oriented interventions have been designed in order to decrease externalizing behavior in preschoolers. To date, however, research has largely been compartmentalized. It … [Read More] Child-Oriented or Parent-Oriented Focused Intervention: Which is the better way to decrease children’s externalizing behaviors? – Journal of Child and Family Studies

Self-regulation and Toxic Stress Reports – U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

Self-regulation and toxic stress [report 1]: Foundations for understanding self-regulation from an applied developmental perspective / Desiree W. Murray, , January, 2015 (OPRE Report No. 2015-21). Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. We begin by defining self-regulation from an applied perspective within a normative developmental context and describe … [Read More] Self-regulation and Toxic Stress Reports – U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

Report on Government Services (RoGS) 2017 – Productivity Commission

The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia. This year marks the 22nd edition of the Report on Government Services — comparing the performance of governments in the efficient and effective delivery of a wide range of services aimed at improving the wellbeing … [Read More] Report on Government Services (RoGS) 2017 – Productivity Commission

The Effects of Placement on Dementia Care Recipients’ and Family Caregivers’ Quality of Life: A literature review – Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

ABSTRACT Purpose: Our purpose in this study was to review and synthesize the research literature on the quality of life of both caregivers (CGs) and care recipients (CRs) with dementia after admission to long-term care facilities. Design/methodology/approach: Four databases – AgeLine, Medline, EBSCO, and PyscINFO – were searched and the relevant literature from 2002 onwards … [Read More] The Effects of Placement on Dementia Care Recipients’ and Family Caregivers’ Quality of Life: A literature review – Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

A Community Hub Approach to Older People’s Housing – Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

ABSTRACT Purpose: This paper explores the potential of housing with care schemes to act as community hubs. The analysis highlights a range of benefits, barriers and facilitators Design/methodology/approach: Data is presented from the ASSET project (Adult Social Services Environments and Settings) which used a mixed methods approach including a review of the literature, surveys and … [Read More] A Community Hub Approach to Older People’s Housing – Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

Value for Money? An examination of the relationship between need and cost in intellectual disability services – Health and Social Care in the Community

ABSTRACT The recent economic crisis along with changing demographic trends has stimulated an increased interest in the value obtained from social care expenditure so as to ensure the sustainability of systems in the future. In Ireland, the Department of Health, further to a recent review of its disability services, commited to a new approach that … [Read More] Value for Money? An examination of the relationship between need and cost in intellectual disability services – Health and Social Care in the Community

A Socio-ecological Model of Agency: The role of psycho-social and socioeconomic resources in shaping education and employment transitions in England – Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Journal

ABSTRACT This study examines the role of structural and agentic resources in shaping school-to-work transitions in England. We ask to what extent are young people able to steer the course of their lives despite the constraining forces of social structure, and how satisfied are they with their lives following the completion of compulsory schooling. Drawing … [Read More] A Socio-ecological Model of Agency: The role of psycho-social and socioeconomic resources in shaping education and employment transitions in England – Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Journal

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