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Editorial: Kate Colvin, Manager Policy and Communications, Acting CEO, Council to Homeless Persons

‘Introduction — Children and Homelessness: Policy Making in Australia’, Dr. Michele Lonsdale, Director, Social Policy and Research, Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare Inc.

‘A Whole-of-Government Policy Response Needed to Address and Prevent Child and Youth Homelessness’, Yvonne Lay, Development Lead, Safety and Resilience, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

‘Highlighting Children in the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection’, Cynthia Parayiwa and Louise Tierney, Housing and Specialised Services Group, The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

‘Cross-system Collaboration: The Cradle to Kinder Story’, Deborah Fewster, Head of Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations, Melbourne City Mission

‘Hearing the Voices of Children and Young People: The Importance of Risk Assessment that Includes the Experiences of Children and Young People’, Kate Ball, Child and Youth Practice Development Officer, Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre

 ‘Anybody Seen My Baby?’, Wendy Bunston, wb training and consultancy, and Karen Glennen, Coordinator, Barwon South West Regional Children’s Resource Program

‘Thinking Small is Thinking Big: Recognising and Responding to the Infant’s Experience of Homelessness’, Allen Jeffress and Jessica Little, Bright Futures, Merri Outreach Support Service.

‘Couch-surfing Limbo: ‘Your life stops when they say you have to find somewhere else to go’’, Shorna Moore, Director of Policy and Community Development, WEstjustice and Kathy Landvogt, Head of Women’s Research, Advocacy and Policy (WRAP) Centre, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

‘Innovations and Partnerships Across Australia in the South Australian Therapeutic Approach to Homeless Children’, Deborah Lockwood Manager Child and Youth Services at Relationships Australia (SA)

‘Can They Go Home?’, Cheryl Hillier Service Manager, Therapeutic Youth Services, Uniting Communities

‘Risk and Protective Factors for Family Homelessness’, Dr Elizabeth Conroy and Dr Chloe Parton, Centre for Health Research, Western Sydney University, Julie Jasprizza-Laus, Mission Australia

‘Forced Marriage: When the Family Home is No Longer Safe’, Dr Kathy Landvogt, Head of Women’s Research, Advocacy and Policy (WRAP) Centre, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

‘A Focus on Children and Parenting’, Christine Gibson, Community Research Liaison Coordinator, Australian Centre for Child Protection

‘Nathan’s Story: Creating a safe home for ‘the best thing that happened to me’’, Dr Elizabeth Conroy and Dr Chloe Parton, Centre for Health Research, Western Sydney University, Julie Jasprizza-Laus, Mission Australia

‘The Homeless Children’s Brokerage Program’, Julie Maggs and Luisa Pisano, Statewide Children’s Resource Program

Consumer Voices – Consumer Voices is a regular feature in Parity. Articles are written by and with consumers to ensure they have a say about the issues that directly affect them.

‘Homelessness and Teenage Children’, CHP PESP Member

‘How Do We Ensure that Practitioners Properly Assess and Respond to the Needs of Children?’, Halime Aldemir, Susie Richards and Rowan Sweeney, Statewide Children’s Resource Program

‘To What Extent is Homelessness Among Children and Families with Children Largely a Function of Social Class or Social Disadvantage or Inequality’, Sharlene Farrugia, Western Suburbs Program Coordinator, Women and Mentoring

‘Child and youth homelessness is not just about a lack of housing: A Practice View of What Needs to Change’, Yvonne Lay, Development Lead, Safety and Resilience, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand and Ebony Canavan, Team Leader, Youth Homelessness Service, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

‘Mind the Gap: Policy and Practice Inconsistencies for 12 to 15-year-old Homeless Youth in South Australia’, Natalie Greenland, Project Officer and Mark Henley, Manager Advocacy and Communications, Uniting Communities

‘Building Youth Advocacy and Participation within Homeless Youth Services’, Valancy Bailey Case Worker Canterbury Bankstown Youth Service (CBYS)

Opinions

Alice Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Shelter South Australia

Trish Westhead, Team Leader, Counterpoint Young Women’s Refuge

‘Giving a Voice to People Experiencing Homelessness in the Last Federal Election’, Kasy Chambers, Executive Director, Anglicare Australia, Martin J Cowling, Acting National Director, UnitingCare Australia, Dr John Falzon, Chief Executive Officer, St Vincent de Paul Society National Council, Rev Dr Keith V. Garner, am, Chief Executive Officer, Wesley Mission, Commissioner Floyd Tidd, National Commander, The Salvation Army Australia and Catherine Yeomans, Chief Executive Officer, Mission Australia

Liana Buchanan, Commissioner for Children and Young People

Dr Robyn Miller, Chief Executive Officer, MacKilliop Family Services

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The August 2016 edition: Children and Homelessness: Protecting The Most Vulnerable

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