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The Geelong Project: a community of schools and youth services model for early intervention

The Geelong Project is a place-based, ‘community of schools and youth services’ approach to early intervention using population screening, a flexible practice framework and youth-focused, family-centred case management. The model builds in longitudinal follow-up and support to reduce homelessness, and achieve sustainable education and lifetime...
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Couch surfing limbo: legal, policy and service gaps affecting young couch surfers and couch providers in Melbourne's west

Couch surfing is increasingly being recognised as a form of homelessness in Australia, especially for young people (aged under 25) in outer urban areas, who face additional challenges due to lack of infrastructure, support and services.
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Youth mental health and homelessness report

This report provides findings from the Mission Australia Youth Survey, showing that poor family functioning and serious mental illness are factors that impact on the risks of homelessness for young people aged 15-19 years living in Australia.
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Home and away: child and youth homelessness report

Executive summary According to the 2011 Census, some 44,000 children and young people in Australia are homeless. The reality is worse; many others are ‘hidden homeless’ who are not counted in the official statistics.
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The housing and homelessness journeys of refugees in Australia

The study involved reviewing housing and other policies that affect humanitarian entrants ('refugees'), interviewing service providers, and analysing longitudinal data, including from a specially designed survey of refugees called the Refugees, Housing and Social Inclusion Survey.
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Couch surfing students: the Yarra Ranges youth homelessness prevention project

The Couch Surfing Secondary Students (CSSS): Yarra Ranges Youth Homelessness Prevention Project has developed out of a research partnership between Anchor Youth Services, the Outer Eastern Local Learning and Employment Network (OELLEN), Swinburne University and the University of Western Australia Centre for Social Impact.
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Information paper: living arrangements of secondary school students - quality study, July 2012

This paper presents findings from the ABS Quality Study that was undertaken in 2012 to investigate both the feasibility of conducting a national secondary school survey of the living arrangements of students, and also the suitability of such a survey to address limitations in the...
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Specialist homelessness services 2012-13

This report presents the findings of the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection for 2012-13, and describes the clients who received specialist homelessness support, the assistance they sought and were provided, and the outcomes achieved for those clients. Summary An estimated 244,000 Australians accessed specialist homelessness services...
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Persons in improvised dwellings, tents and sleepers out

Prepared for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, this report provides background information for the evaluation of Street to Home programs being undertaken in Australian capital cities.