Two in Three People Seeking Homelessness Help are Women – Pro Bono Australia

Extract from an article by Ellie Cooper The state’s peak body for homelessness, the Council to Homeless Persons, analysed Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Data ahead of International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March. CEO of the Council to Homeless Persons Jenny Smith said while the common stereotype of homelessness was “the older male rough … [Read More] Two in Three People Seeking Homelessness Help are Women – Pro Bono Australia

Childcare Providers’ Use of Practices to Promote Young Children’s Social-Emotional Competence – Infants & Young Children

ABSTRACT Findings are presented regarding childcare providers’ use of evidence-based strategies to promote preschoolers’ social–emotional competence in 38 urban childcare classrooms. Descriptive results from classroom observations and childcare teachers’ interviews indicated that in the absence of training, childcare teaching staff implemented few of these strategies. Teachers also reported a lack of infrastructure elements such as … [Read More] Childcare Providers’ Use of Practices to Promote Young Children’s Social-Emotional Competence – Infants & Young Children

Women & Dementia: A Global Challenge – Global Alzheimer’s and Dementia Action Alliance

Our Women & Dementia: A Global Challenge report, released today, collates published research on the issue and highlights that the prevalence, care burden and stigma of dementia disproportionately affects women, making it a global women’s health, social care and rights challenge that can no longer be ignored. This report analyses existing national policy responses to … [Read More] Women & Dementia: A Global Challenge – Global Alzheimer’s and Dementia Action Alliance

Summer Foundation Newsletter 1: March 2017

Extract We are continuing our work to ensure young people in nursing homes get access to the services and support that they desperately need through the NDIS. We work at both a grassroots level and a policy level to influence change. Our NDIS Connections Practice Guide and digital stories based on two years of practice … [Read More] Summer Foundation Newsletter 1: March 2017

Quality Aged Care: Have your say – Department of Health, Ageing and Aged Care

Quality aged care for older people is vital for the whole community. This is why the Australian Government is introducing a Single Aged Care Quality Framework across aged care from July 2018. Quality aged care for older people is vital for the whole community. This is why the Australian Government is introducing a Single Aged … [Read More] Quality Aged Care: Have your say – Department of Health, Ageing and Aged Care

Work After Age 65: A prospective study of Australian men and women – Australasian Journal on Ageing

ABSTRACT Objective: This study describes hours in paid work for Australian men and women aged over 65, focusing on associations between work and education. Methods: Data were analysed separately for men and women, from baseline and first follow-up surveys of the 45 and Up Study. Generalised estimating equation models were used to identify associations between work, education … [Read More] Work After Age 65: A prospective study of Australian men and women – Australasian Journal on Ageing

Analyzing the Relationship Between Social Capital and Subjective Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Social Affiliation – Journal of Happiness Studies

ABSTRACT While previous studies have established social capital as an important determinant of subjective well-being (SWB), the broader social context people are living in has not received much attention in terms of SWB. To address this issue, we propose the concept of social affiliation, measuring the feeling of belonging to the social whole, of being … [Read More] Analyzing the Relationship Between Social Capital and Subjective Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Social Affiliation – Journal of Happiness Studies

Student engagement and inclusive education: reframing student engagement – International Journal of Inclusive Education

ABSTRACT Engagement, or student engagement, is widely used in educational research and public discourse to refer to the problem of public education. The underlying ontological and epistemological assumptions buoying engagement are rarely, if ever, addressed by educational researchers. The ‘silent omission’ (Sidorkin 2014. “On the Theoretical Limits of Education.” In Making a Difference in Theory: … [Read More] Student engagement and inclusive education: reframing student engagement – International Journal of Inclusive Education

A common language for energy efficiency could encourage investment – The Fifth Estate

Extract from an article by David Thorpe A US initiative has been launched to standardise data on energy efficiency in buildings so that investors, building owners and developers can amalgamate, share and analyse data in a common format. What’s more, its adoption is being made easy and free. The purpose of developing a common language is … [Read More] A common language for energy efficiency could encourage investment – The Fifth Estate

Homes for Victorians – Premier of Victoria

Every Victorian deserves the safety and security of a home. But for many, that’s becoming increasingly harder. A significant number of Victorians, particularly young Victorians, are struggling to break into the housing market. House prices are rising and upfront costs – a deposit, stamp duty and fees – quickly add up. It’s getting harder for … [Read More] Homes for Victorians – Premier of Victoria

Understanding the Unpaid Economy – Price Waterhouse Cooper

Why is it that a mother caring for her children produces no ‘measured’ economic value, but the same mother hiring others to look after her children does? The answer stems from our narrow measurements of ‘economic activity’, which currently only captures activities for which people are paid. Unpaid work is excluded but we intuitively know … [Read More] Understanding the Unpaid Economy – Price Waterhouse Cooper

What’s a Woman Really Worth? The $345b value of unpaid work to Australia’s economy – The Sydney Morning Herald

Extract If we were to measure the value of unpaid childcare to Australia’s economy in dollar terms, it would be the nation’s biggest – estimated at $345 billion. A new report from PwC, to be released on Wednesday as part of International Women’s Day, asks: Why is it that a mother caring for her children … [Read More] What’s a Woman Really Worth? The $345b value of unpaid work to Australia’s economy – The Sydney Morning Herald

2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures – Alzheimer’s Association (US)

New Alzheimer’s Association Report Shows Growing Cost and Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Nation’s Families and Economy Media Release – CHICAGO, March 7, 2017 – Extract Total annual payments for Alzheimer’s care surpass a quarter of a trillion dollars Deaths from Alzheimer’s increase dramatically while deaths from other major causes decrease Strain of providing Alzheimer’s … [Read More] 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures – Alzheimer’s Association (US)

Delivering Better Maternal Mental Health Care: A diagnosis – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Ian Jones, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of National Centre for Mental Health, Cardiff University. Low mood and anxiety are something we all experience at various points in our lives. And the enormous changes that occur on becoming a new parent means it is a time when these symptoms are particularly … [Read More] Delivering Better Maternal Mental Health Care: A diagnosis – The Conversation

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