Rosie Teague

Literature review

Reunification for children in out-of-home care - Part 4: The need to focus on re-entry, not just reunification outcomes

Knowledge and research are very limited around services and supports which promote successful reunifications. Furthermore, assessments of effectiveness generally use ‘rate of reunification’ as their primary outcome measure and do not monitor program impact after children have been returned. Given the high level of reunification...
Literature review

Reunification for children in out-of-home care - Part 5: Evidence-based programs that promote successful reunifications

There is growing evidence that reunifying children with their birth families is often unsuccessful. UK figures suggest that around 30 percent of reunified children will return to care within five years. Insights from evaluations of successful reunification programs are needed to develop effective reunification practices...

Changes in the age at which Australian young people leave home: contributory factors and policy implications for care-leavers

Leaving home is a key part of the transition to adulthood. There is evidence in many countries, including Australia, that young people are remaining at home for longer. This paper explores this issue using Australian data, considers factors driving the trend, and implications for young...
Research Summary

Rates of homelessness among young people in Queensland: research summary

This paper outlines definitions of homelessness and estimates the number of young people who are homeless in Queensland.

Reunification for children in out-of-home care - Part 3: Reunification decision-making

This paper is part 3 in a series on reunification for children in out-of-home care. It describes selected research which has documented factors which predict reunification breakdowns and considers ways in which reunification decision-making can be improved.