Tag Archives: Family Studies

Creating an online course on engaging families and communities

From 2018, an undergraduate online elective I teach on community engagement at the University of Newcastle will be one of a growing number of courses (or subjects) the Family Action Centre is offering in family studies at both an undergraduate … Continue reading

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Research evidence for family (and community) workers

[Updated 2 June 2017] There are a range of reasons we might want to use research evidence as family workers or community workers. A quite inadequate reason, but potentially a motivating one, is that funding bodies are increasingly expecting the … Continue reading

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Finding literature on working with families

The following are some websites which have research publications and other literature about working with families. The list is associated with the post on research evidence for family (and community) workers. Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) including: Publications on … Continue reading

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Saturday quote – Evidence-based practice

I’m about to start work on a project supporting Child and Parent Support services in regional New South Wales with evidence-based practice. One of our guiding principles will be that it is important we don’t take too narrow a view … Continue reading

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Some definitions of family

Everybody knows what a family is, but trying to find a widely accepted definition is actually very hard. I’ve been looking at how various writers define families and the following are some examples. I’m not going to comment on them … Continue reading

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