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The LGBTIQA+ Mental Health & Wellbeing Project

Underscored by Recommendation 34 of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, service responses for LGBTIQA+ individuals and communities, need to be safe, accessible and responsive to mental health and wellbeing needs with understanding of the interconnected ways these can present. Drawn from a desktop review, community survey, and client file analysis, the project produced two key findings and five core principles for effective service responses.  The project led […]

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Something to Chew Over: CFRE has 3 presentations at the AIFS Snack Sized Research Showcase

Something to Chew Over: CFRE has 3 presentations at the AIFS Snack Sized Research Showcase. This year, the much anticipated Australian Insititute of Family Studies (AIFS) 2020 conference was cancelled due to COVID-19. To replace it, presentations that were planned for the conference are now being displayed as slide shows online. CFRE have three presentations in this AIFS ‘snack sized research showcase’. Ready Steady Family outlines a flexible approach to […]

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Join our team!

We are looking to employ a Research Assistant to contribute to our projects and the general operations of CFRE to strengthen our centre further. At CFRE we see this position as a key opportunity to continue to grow our team, so we are looking for someone who is a good fit and is genuinely interested in a career path in research, evaluation and/or consultancy. This position will support the work […]

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Co-designing family violence prevention initiatives with marginalised communities

    Co-designing family violence prevention initiatives with marginalised communities There is currently a limited evidence base for understanding the drivers of family violence in LGBTI communities. It is understood that LGBTI people experience family and intimate partner violence at the same, if not greater rates than their cisgender, heterosexual counterparts. Research also suggests that family violence against LGBTI people does not occur in a vacuum, but in the context […]

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Paving the Way in Service Delivery Evaluation

CFRE is excited to announce we will be presenting at this year’s FRSA Conference, held 19-22 November 2019! This year’s theme is New Horizons: Building the future, Paving the way. Madeline Gibson will be presenting findings from our most recent drummond street services evaluation. We use monitoring and evaluation to measure and increase service delivery success of our family mental health services across our eight sites in Melbourne. We are […]

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What is ‘recovery’? Learnings from Victoria’s family violence service sector

The “Family Violence Recovery – Research and Practice Forum” was designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge across therapeutic family violence services funded by the Victorian Government, in response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.   The Forum was collaboratively planned by around 40 people from 21 organisations. The Forum was attended by 130 participants, representing all 26 Demonstration Projects and 50 community-based organisations The forum simulated a ‘community […]

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Move It 4 Kids

CFRE will begin working to evaluate outcomes of the Move It 4 Kids program, being delivered by drummond street, Playgroup Victoria and Hullaballoo Music. Move It 4 Kids offers parents /carers and their children 0-5 a fun, interactive musical comedy experience, which is delivered to community playgroups. The session involves physical activity and communicates clear guidelines around the benefits of exercise, the importance for children’s development and ideas for parents […]

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We’re coming to Hobart!

CFRE is very happy to announce that we will be travelling to Hobart to present at the 2019 Early Childhood Australia National Conference from 25-28 September 2019.   This year’s conference theme is ‘From Vision to Action’ and will lead some exciting discussions on children’s experiences of early years of school including playgroups. CFRE will present findings from our evaluation of ALL Come Out to Play! program, run by drummond […]

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Team additions

We are excited to welcome three new masters’ students beginning internships with CFRE this year! These students are joining us from various Melbourne-based universities, and will be focusing on our new research project gaining insight into embedding monitoring, evaluation and learning practices within community service organisations. Some of their research-related tasks will include:• Conducting desktop research and literature reviews;• Contributing to designing data collection strategies;• Assisting the team with analysing […]

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