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This paper synthesizes the conceptual and empirical literature on place-based approaches to meeting the needs of young children and their families. A specific focus of the paper is on the potential contribution of place-based approaches to service reconfiguration and coordination.
Despite ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991, this report finds that Australia has not effectively incorporated human rights into policy and legislative frameworks to nurture and support children.
Instead, successive governments have perpetuated a traditional welfare approach...
Social scientists and education, health and human service practitioners recognise the benefits of primary prevention and early intervention compared with remedial alternatives. A recent meta-analytic review of early childhood prevention programs conducted by the authors demonstrates good returns on investment well beyond the early years,...
In June 2009, Allen and Clarke Regulatory Specialists were commissioned by the Department of Health and Ageing to evaluate two Indigenous health programs: the Child Health Check Initiative (CHCI), and the Expanding Health Services Delivery Initiative (EHSDI). This report provides findings and recommendations...