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Research / Learnings

13/03/2014
How do we keep connected? Improving our understanding of the educational experience of students with critical and chronic illness in Australia. Research conducted by Megan Jackson,University of Canberra
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11/03/2014
The latest news from BATForce
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26/11/2013
EROTICISING INEQUALITY: PORNOGRAPHY, YOUNG PEOPLE AND SEXUALITY 16 March 2014, Grant Pavilion, Torquay 10 am – 4 pm
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12/11/2013
Health and WellBeing Partner Forum - G21
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24/10/2013
As November is the Month of Action here is a very moving piece about Family Violence
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24/10/2013
Do You Know How Excessive Screen Time May Harm Your Child’s Brain?
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07/10/2013
2013 Annual Report
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06/02/2013
please see new video clip to help tackle this issue….
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14/11/2012
Youthlaw is running a survey for young people under 25, relating to their experience of fines.
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04/10/2012
Finding Life In Individuality is a peer developed and peer led workshop for young people to discuss disclosing mental illness in a variety of situations, building self esteem and confidence along the way.
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15/08/2012
We are currently designing an assessment and intervention program to explore how young people (age 13-17 years) who have sensory or neurological problems, manage to engage in predictive and flexible thinking.
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02/08/2012
What is the Prevention Community Model? In Victoria, a comprehensive approach to chronic disease prevention will be delivered in 14 local government areas.
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31/05/2012
Adolescent Romantic Relationships – Why are they important? And should they be encouraged or avoided?
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31/05/2012
Young people and substance use,why is it important to intervene early?
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30/04/2012
Barwon Medicare Local, as part of our Medicare Local After Hours Program has commenced a community consultation process.
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10/11/2011
For the Love of Kids is a memoir of my life as an Australian (Cairns) mother and foster mother. I believe that it may be the first book on fostering to be published by an Australian foster parent.
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17/01/2011
People with learning disabilities are at greater risk of physical and psychiatric illness than the population at large, but their health needs are often not adequately supported.
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17/11/2010
Creating Non-Aggressive School Cultures - Includes CD-Rom Elizabeth Smith, Jan Sargeant & Tina Rae - Published October 2010 Both research and anecdotal evidence tell us that bullying affects the lives of many of our children and young people. Working together in partnership to reduce bullying in our schools and communities is crucial. The difference it could make to just one child or young person’s life is a difference worth making.
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17/11/2010
A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families Susan Yellin and Christina Cacioppo Bertsch - Published October 2010 Graduating high school and moving on to further education or the workplace brings with it a whole new set of challenges, and this is especially true for students with disabilities. This useful book provides a complete overview of the issues such students and their families will need to consider, and outlines the key skills they will need in order to succeed once they get there. The authors describe the legal landscape as it applies to students with disabilities, and how to obtain the proper disability documentation to ensure that the student receives the right support and accommodations in college.
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17/11/2010
How People with Autism Learn Wendy Lawson Foreword by Rita Jordan & Lisa Simone - Published October 2010 In entirely accessible terms, Wendy Lawson lays out her groundbreaking theory of Single Attention and Associated Cognition in Autism (SAACA), an approach that explains autism in terms of the unique learning style of individuals on the autism spectrum.
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17/11/2010
The Quiet Mind- Photo-Based Therapeutic Activities for Anxiety, ADD/ADHD and more: • For Children, Teens and Adults • Easy and Ready To Use Activities • Includes Book and CD • Scientifically Developed and Tested Price: AUD - $76.95AUD - (Includes GST, postage & handling) NZ - $78.87 AUD - approx. $102.53 NZD (includes postage & handling)
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29/07/2010
Solution-Oriented Therapy is one of the most popular of the new short-term therapies, it has become popular so quickly because of its accessibility and simplicity. It focuses on the positive things in the lives of people with problems, rather than on their pathology. This form of therapy avoids jargon and diagnostic labelling and favours finding simple solutions even to complex problems. Most people actually have the solutions to their problems, but it is as if they are behind a locked door and don't have the key.
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15/07/2010
An excellent resource for use in youth and community wellbeing and support programs, Not So Straight has been developed by members of FPV's same sex attracted support group for young people to raise awareness of the issues faced by same sex attracted youth.
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17/06/2010
Many young people struggle with issues such as anxiety, aggression, disability and bullying through the pre teen and teen years. “I Just Want To Be Me” is designed to assist such children and provides a valuable new resource for Counsellors, Teachers, Parents, Therapists and anyone dealing with them.
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15/03/2010
The Disability Law Handbook is a 64-page guide to the basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability related laws. Written in an FAQ format, The Disability Law Handbook answers questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA Amendments Act, the Rehabilitation Act, Social Security, the Air Carrier Access Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Civil Rights of Institutionalised Persons Act, and the Fair Housing Act Amendments.
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Call for research participants for a survey about dyslexia

                        Research is underway to explore the experiences and views of parents with a child or children with dyslexia in Victoria. Parents or carers of children aged between 7 and 18 who have been diagnosed as having dyslexia are invited to participate.

The research explores themes such as parent’s experiences of:

  • the process of discovering that their child is affected by dyslexia
  • gaining a formal diagnosis of dyslexia
  • finding information, support and resources to assist their child
  • responses to their child’s dyslexia
  • key challenges they face in supporting their child.

The survey being conducted by Katherine Levi, a PhD student in the Department of Social Work at The University of Melbourne.

Complete the survey online or email katherinelevi@optusnet.com.au for more information.