This evaluation ran for 2.5 years from June 2012 and primarily focused on the implementation of Assertive CAMHS and identified the barriers and facilitating factors to effective implementation of the program.
This project aims to ensure that people who live in the NBMLHD and who experience mental illness and mental distress have the opportunity to develop their own Advance Statement, which is a tool to support personal control and decision-making during times of mental health crisis.
This project is a retrospective study examining adoption for children from OOHC in NSW. It will examine the experiences and outcomes of young people who have been adopted from OOHC, and the experiences of birth parents during the OOHC adoption process.
Millions of children now rely on support from Chinese child welfare nongovernment organisations. The government is reforming NGO policy in response to public demands about service quality, but it lacks relevant research.
ACOSS (the Australian Council of Social Service) has partnered with UNSW Sydney to undertake a five year research and impact collaboration to sharpen the national focus on poverty and inequality in Australia. The partnership monitors trends in poverty and inequality over time, explores drivers, and develops solutions to sharpen the focus and stimulate action to tackle these policy challenges.
Drawing on the life stories of disadvantaged young people, this project aims to provide new evidence on the way they understand, approach, and use formal and informal resources in the context of changing circumstances and biographical trajectories over time.
Aboriginal Affairs, NSW Department of Education, contracted the Social Policy Research Centre to conduct an evaluation of OCHRE, the community-focused plan for Aboriginal affairs in NSW. This involved case studies of eight projects operating as part of OCHRE.
The Social Policy Research Centre examined the implementation and early impacts of the introduction of Voluntary Income Management in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands) in South Australia.
The Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) program is designed to assist people with mental illness to access clinical mental health services linked to psychosocial rehabilitation and secure housing.
Researchers from SPRC and the Gendered Violence Research Network at UNSW Sydney are undertaking an evaluation of 1800RESPECT, the national online and telephone counselling service for people affected by domestic and family violence and sexual assault.
An evaluation to assess a three-year NSW Health program aiming to improve the capacity of mainstream mental health services to support people living with intellectual disability, comorbid mental illness and their families (the IDMH NDIS Program).
This project is an evaluation of the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) Plus, a program run by NSW Health that provides recovery-oriented, high-intensity support to people with severe and persistent mental illness to transition from institutional care to community living.
The Supported Decision Making Phase 2 project (SDM2) aimed to improve financial decision making support for people with cognitive impairment, so that people can take a more active part in decisions about their lives.
The Department of Social Services commissioned the Social Policy Research Centre to conduct a review of the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020, Australia's overarching national framework for disability reform.