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.

Posted 02-03-2011
Social inclusion in Australia: How Australia is faring, 2nd Edition

The 2012 report highlights that while we’re a thriving prosperous nation with high rates of employment, good health and high educational attainment, there are still people who are at risk of being left behind. In particular, around 5% (or 640,000) of working age Australians continue to experience multiple and entrenched disadvantage and income inequality has grown steadily since the mid-1990s.

To view the reports, visit the Australian Social Inclusion Board (ASIB) website.

Posted 01-11-2010
Homefront Evaluation Report

In 2010 Micah Projects requested Housing Innovations to review and evaluate the Homefront Program to inform ongoing program development.

The Homefront Program provides support to people with disabilities, including psychiatric disabilities, to enjoy a quality of life and to sustain their tenancies in homes located throughout the Brisbane area.

This report describes the methods used for the evaluation, the Homefront Program, findings and recommendations for ongoing program development.

Posted 10-11-2009
Ending Family Homelessness - A Possible Dream

A toolkit developed in 2007 for policy makers, community organisations and family support workers.

The Homelessness to Home demonstration project was funded in 2006 by the Australian Government. The project sought to demonstrate – through implementation, documentation and evaluation – a range and mix of service interventions which when combined, would achieve the sought after outcome of ‘ending family homelessness’ for the participating families.

It is important to note that the toolkit is grounded in the lives of the 46 families who participated in Homelessness to Home. The project was enriched and strengthened by the partnership that developed between the families and the Homelessness to Home project team.