Briefing paper

Place-based approaches to supporting children and families

1 Dec 2011
DOI

http://doi.org/10.4225/50/5577CEF6B2F6F
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Families are often faced with a range of different, complex health and psychosocial problems. Place-based approaches aim to address these complex problems by focusing on the social and physical environment of a community and on better integrated and more accessible service systems, rather than focusing principally on the problems faced by individuals.

A place-based approach targets an entire community and aims to address issues that exist at the neighbourhood level, such as poor housing, social isolation, poor or fragmented service provision that leads to gaps or duplication of effort, and limited economic opportunities. By using a community engagement approach to address complex problems, a place-based approach seeks to make families and communities more engaged, connected and resilient.

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DOI: 
10.4225/50/5577CEF6B2F6F
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2011
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