The impact of community-identified interventions on social capital, psychosocial and socio-economic outcomes

Locational disadvantage is a pervasive problem with long-term socio-economic consequences for youth and communities. Interventions to combat this locational disadvantage are vital. This research offers important educational and socio-economic benefits by enriching the psychosocial adjustment and life potential of young Australians and the capacity of schools in locationally disadvantaged communities.

Effective research and community-identified social capital and psychosocial interventions will enhance prosocial behaviours, health, psychosocial adjustment, and school and community engagement. This will build capacity at the community, school, and individual levels and contribute to national socio-economic well-being.


Professor Rhonda Craven, Dr Genevieve Nelson, Mr Andrew Anderson (The Benevolent Society), Dr Geoff Munns (UWS), Dr Tanya Meade (UWS)

Start date

03 January 2011

End date

31 December 2014

Funding body

ARC and The Benevolent Society


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