Integrated Family Support Project Evaluation

Investigators:

Lorraine Thomson, Prof Morag McArthur, Kate Butler, Bronwyn Thomson

Funding Source:

ACT Community Services Directorate

Aim:

The Integrated Family Support Project was established as a pilot project from 2008 to 2010 to develop a model for collaboration between government and non-government agencies and families, with the aim of providing sustained, integrated services to families at risk. The project aimed to engage with families from a strengths perspective early in the life of the child and the life of the problem, before the problems necessitated court intervention.

Outputs:

Research monograph

Thomson, L., McArthur, M., Butler, K., & Thomson, B. (2010). Integrated Family Support Project Outcome Evaluation. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Associated publications

McArthur, M., & Thomson, L. (2011). Families' views on a coordinated family support service. Family Matters, 89.