Targeting Parenting in Early Childhood: A public health approach to improve outcomes for children living in poverty – Child Development

ABSTRACT In this article, the authors posit that programs promoting nurturing parent–child relationships influence outcomes of parents and young children living in poverty through two primary mechanisms: (a) strengthening parents’ social support; and (b) increasing positive parent–child interactions. The authors discuss evidence for these mechanisms as catalysts for change and provide examples from selected parenting … [Read More] Targeting Parenting in Early Childhood: A public health approach to improve outcomes for children living in poverty – Child Development

Vulnerability of Displacement: Challenges for integrating refugees and asylum seekers in host communities – QUT

ABSTRACT This paper focuses on the issues refugees and asylum seekers face in their daily lives in Australia. We present findings from a field study that included a mix of fourteen participants involving refugees, asylum seekers, activists and community workers, who participated in a cultural probes inspired and semi-structured interview studies. The probes approach was … [Read More] Vulnerability of Displacement: Challenges for integrating refugees and asylum seekers in host communities – QUT

An Empirical Study of Early Childhood Support Through Partnership Building – Evaluation and Program Planning

Highlights This study provides an empirical report on evaluation of program partnership building funded by Proposition 10, an unprecedented initiative passed by California voters to support early childhood development with state tobacco tax. The results are based on multilevel data across 40 programs in focus areas of Child Health, Family Functioning, and Child Development. Rigorous … [Read More] An Empirical Study of Early Childhood Support Through Partnership Building – Evaluation and Program Planning

Social Determinants: How class and wealth affect our health – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Sharon Friel, Director, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and Professor of Health Equity, ANU, Australian National University Inequities in wealth and income are one of the biggest social, economic and political challenges of our time. It’s important to address these inequities for three key reasons. Economic costs: Inequity undermines … [Read More] Social Determinants: How class and wealth affect our health – The Conversation

Weavers goes open source – The Australian Centre for Social Innovation

Extract Readers of this blog will be familiar with Family by Family, the service which matches families up with other families in coached, mentoring relationships to help families through tough times and lower the risk of them falling into crisis with all the implications that has for the well-being of the kids and for government budgets if governments are … [Read More] Weavers goes open source – The Australian Centre for Social Innovation

The Effects of the MORE Wisdom Resources on Spousal Caregivers’ Life Satisfaction: An application of the resilience model – Clinical Gerontologist.

ABSTRACT Objectives: Models of resilience suggest that psychosocial resources and their interactions facilitate resilience while experiencing life challenges of caregiving. The MORE wisdom resources (sense of Mastery, Openness to experience, Reflective attitude, and Emotion regulation) have been suggested as possible personal resources of resilience that predict positive health outcomes of caregivers. Applying a model of … [Read More] The Effects of the MORE Wisdom Resources on Spousal Caregivers’ Life Satisfaction: An application of the resilience model – Clinical Gerontologist.

Implications for Family Carers when People with Psychosocial Disability have Individualised Funding Packages: Literature review – Mind Australia

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract This literature review examines the impact of individualised funding on family carers of people with psychosocial disability. It was conducted in the context of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) being rolled out across Australia as individualised funding is becoming the dominant funding mechanism in disability and aged services. This executive summary provides … [Read More] Implications for Family Carers when People with Psychosocial Disability have Individualised Funding Packages: Literature review – Mind Australia

Assessing Social Isolation: Pilot Testing Different Methods – Journal of Gerontological Social Work

ABSTRACT Social isolation is a significant public health problem among many older adults; however, most of the empirical knowledge about isolation derives from community-based samples. There has been less attention given to isolation in senior housing communities. The objectives of this pilot study were to test two methods to identify socially isolated residents in low-income … [Read More] Assessing Social Isolation: Pilot Testing Different Methods – Journal of Gerontological Social Work

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