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Posted 24-07-2013
Brisbane Vulnerability Index Register

The Vulnerability Index (VI) is an international survey applied to homeless individuals as part of the 50 Lives 50 Homes Project in Brisbane since June 2010. The VI identifies the demographic and clinical factors associated with an increased risk of death in homeless individuals.

Posted 14-05-2013
Creating Homes: Lives Changing

Stories Compiled by Ben Pennings, 2013

Creating Homes: Lives Changing shares the stories of 22 resilient people. It shows how supportive housing makes such a difference. Not in data and statistics, but in the lives of real people.

Posted 24-04-2013
Micah Projects Child Aware Approaches Project Literature Review

Authors: Clare Tilbury, Peter Walsh and Jennifer Osmond, Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work, 2013.

This literature review considers five factors that may affect parenting: mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, intellectual disability and domestic violence. The aim of the review is to map existing research pertaining to the impact of these factors on parenting and experiences for children.

Posted 19-02-2013
Micah Projects Practice Framework – Working with Children and Vulnerable Adults

Developed by Micah Projects, January 2013

Micah Projects works with children and adults to achieve a home, health and wellness, and safe and strong connections with family, culture and community. 

Posted 13-02-2013
Implementation matters: Using implementation frameworks to improve outcomes for children and families

Developed by Parenting Research Centre, January 2013

“Implementation is a set of planned and intentional activities that aim to embed practices within services to the benefit of families and children.”

Posted 12-02-2013
Practice Guide: Child and Parenting Needs for Micah Projects adult focussed teams to identify and respond to the needs of vulnerable children and their families

Developed by Parenting Research Centre and Micah Projects, December 2012

The Guide is to enhance the capacity of adult focused services at Micah Projects to identify and incorporate the unique needs of children who accompany their parents and/or carers into Micah Projects services. 

This Practice Guide forms one part of the broad practice approach used by Micah Projects staff and should be viewed in that context.  

Posted 14-11-2012
A study of crisis intervention and planned family support with vulnerable families

Author: Professor Karen Healy, University of Queensland, December 2011

This report focuses on the experiences of 88 families and their children who were homeless or at risk of homelessness. It explores their challenges and how services can best assist them and others in their situation. 

A national homelessness research project funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Posted 14-11-2012
Emerging Solutions: Family Homelessness Research

This set of fact sheets, published in 2012, addresses the key issues coming out of the above study of crisis intervention and planned family support.

The fact sheets provide information on the key challenges for the families, and strategies for service providers to meet these challenges, in the following areas:

Posted 16-05-2012
Queer without Fear – LGBTI Domestic and Family violence and its Impacts

Domestic and family violence occurs at similar rates in the LGBTIQ community as it does in the broader community, but is hidden. This resource aims to assist both community members experiencing domestic and family violence as well as the people who are supporting them. Published in 2012.

If you would like a free copy of the resource please contact the Brisbane Domestic Violence Service on (07) 3217 2544.

Posted 28-07-2011
Lives of Uncommon Children: Reflections of Forgotten Australians

Authors: Karyn Walsh, Kris Olsson 2009

Ten years after the Forde Inquiry into the abuse of children in state care, the Federal Government finally issued a public apology to the ‘Forgotten Australians’ in November, 2009.

This book records the stories, the memories and observations of some of these children. Now adults, they are making their way in a world which has, until recently, barely acknowledged the pain and cruelty that marked their childhoods.

For more information on support for adults who experienced childhood abuse in an institutional setting, please visit our dedicated website Lotus Place.