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The March 2011 Homelessness and Children edition

 

 

Homelessnes and Children

 

March 2011

Editorial: The Good with the Bad

 News

Census Update

By Sarah Kahn, Manger Policy and Communications, Council to Homeless Persons

Homelessness Australia Update March 2011

By Nicole Lawder, Chief Executive Officer, Homelessness Australia

Chapter 1: Making the Connections

Linking Services for Young People Under Sixteen and Alone

By Claire-Anne Willis, Project Officer for the Linking Services for Young People Under Sixteen and Alone project, Office of the Child Safety Commissioner

Can Collaboration Between Services Help Children?

By Christine Gibson, Australian Centre for Child Protection, Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia

Housing and the Wellbeing of Children

By Dr A. M Dockery, Director, Centre for Labour Market Research, Curtin University

The Need for Collaborative and Cohesive Early Childhood Programs

By Alison Thorburn and Kate Fanton, Micah Projects

Thoughts from the Frontline

By Zoe Probyn and Jodi Mohr, North West Homelessness Network

Chapter 2: Listening to Their Voices

Children as Active Agents Within the Homelessness Services System Response

By Julie Maggs, Children’s Resource Program, Loddon Mallee Region

Children are Not Invisible

An interview undertaken by Cassandra Bawden, PESP Project Worker and the Peer Education Support Program (PESP) on behalf of the Council to Homeless Persons

Joining the Dots: Homeless Children’s Experience of Education

By Katrina McAuley, The North West Regional Children’s Resource Program

Chapter 3: Programs at Work (That Work)

Jason: A Tandana Place Case Study

By Mel Thomson, Program Manager and Provisional Psychologist, Tandana Place Adolescent Rehabilitation House

Lighthouse Foundation Home for Young Mothers and Babies

By Rudy Gonzalez, Director of Care Services and Tymur Hussein, Clinical Care Manager, the Lighthouse Foundation

Bright Futures: Children’s Specialist Support Service (Bright Futures)

By the Bright Futures Team Shureeka Alves, Luisa Iapozzuto and Michelle Atlas

North West Children’s Resource Program Homeless Children’s Brokerage Support Project

By Halime Aldemir, North West Children’s Resource Program

Homeless Children’s Specialist Support Service

By Sharon Rooney, Natalie Lewis, Frances Butare and Frances Allen, Women, Youth, Families and Children, Homeless Children’s Specialist Support Services, Hanover Welfare Services

Chapter 4: Issues in Practice, Infants

Introduction – Mind the Baby: How the ‘homeless infant’ is Kept in Mind!

By Wendy Bunston, Manager, Addressing Family Violence Programs (AFVP), Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, Integrated Mental Health Program

The Homeless Infant

By Karen Glennen,Coordinator, Barwon South West Regional Children’s Resource Program

Let’s Start At The Very Beginning: The Sound of Infants, Mental Health, Homelessness and YOU

By Wendy Bunston, Manager, Addressing Family Violence Programs, Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, Integrated Mental Health Program

Supporting the Homeless Infant through Mother/Infant Work in a Shelter Context

By Janet Orchard

Making the Most of Every Encounter

By Kirsty Manning and Jessica Little, Children’s Workers, Mercy Care Program, McAuley Community Services for Women

A Children/Mother’s Group Work Program and the Question of “to stay or to go”? When is leaving a better option?

By Tara Pavlidis, Mental Health Clinician, Addressing Family Violence Programs (AFVP), Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, Integrated Mental Health Program

Chapter 5: Therapeutic Interventions

Strengthening Bonds Through Music

By Rebecca Fairchild, Registered Music Therapist, Homeless Children’s Specialist Support Service, Bethany Community Support

‘A Place Where I Belong’

By Stephanie Lai, Children’s Counsellor, Women’s Health West, Melbourne

Bright Futures Therapeutic Group Work Program

By Michelle Atlas and Janine Sheridan, Merri Outreach Support Service

Opinion

Bernie Geary OAM, Child Safety Commissioner

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