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Expect Respect Television Advertising Campaign: Evaluation Report, Chris White, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham Jan 2006

Expect Respect Television Advertising Campaign: Evaluation Report, Chris White, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham

School of Education

The Expect Respect project was a social marketing campaign to increase young people’s knowledge of the dynamics of healthy and unhealthy relationships. It represented the latest stage in an ongoing campaign by the Kids Really Count interagency committee (a collaboration between the Ballina Byron Family Centre, the NSW Strategy to Reduce Violence Against Women, Lismore & District Women’s Health Centre, Mullumbimby Community Health and Lismore City Council) to raise public awareness about the impact of domestic violence on children and young people. The Expect Respect television advertisement was developed following consultations with young people from diverse geographical environments and ...


Koori Fathering Program: Pilot Phase Evaluation Report, Sallie Newell, Anthony Franks, Donna Lloyd, Greg Telford, Chris Binge Jan 2006

Koori Fathering Program: Pilot Phase Evaluation Report, Sallie Newell, Anthony Franks, Donna Lloyd, Greg Telford, Chris Binge

School of Education

The Koori Fathering Program was developed in response to demand from local Aboriginal organisations and individuals to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities. Family functioning was a stated priority and specific requests were made for training around parenting skills and relationships. A literature review reinforced this felt need by highlighting how the quality of early childhood experiences, including parenting style, affects children’s social, cognitive, emotional and physical development and wellbeing and, consequently, their overall physical and mental wellbeing throughout their lives. An extensive local mapping process found that, although many parenting programs were available, Aboriginal men were ...


Parent Support Project: Evaluation Report, Anna D. Huddy, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham Jan 2006

Parent Support Project: Evaluation Report, Anna D. Huddy, Sallie Newell, Anne Graham

School of Education

What is the Parent Support Project? The Parent Support Project (PSP) was a pilot project developed by the Northern Rivers Division of General Practice (NRDGP), with funding from the Early Childhood – Invest to Grow arm of the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. This 12-month project involved expanding the parenting support services delivered through the NRDGP’s Family Care Centre, in Lismore. Planned activities included: compiling a directory of locally-available resources and services to support early child development; developing a PSP web page for inclusion on the NRDGP website; producing age-specific parenting newsletters; developing and running training sessions ...


Knowledge And Interest In Ageing: A Study Of Final-Year Social Work Students, Mark Hughes, Karen Heycox Jan 2006

Knowledge And Interest In Ageing: A Study Of Final-Year Social Work Students, Mark Hughes, Karen Heycox

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Objective: To evaluate social work students’ knowledge of older people's issues and their interest in working with older people in the future. Method: Fifty-five final-year students completed a questionnaire, including a knowledge/myths instrument and an interest scale. Independent variables included students’ prior contact with older people and exposure to a course on ageing. Results: Students achieved an average 70.4% success rate on the knowledge/myths instrument; no student got all answers correct. Interest levels were moderate with an average score of 5.13 on a 10-point scale. Prior participation in ageing courses was positively correlated with knowledge ...