Learning from Victoria’s Family Violence Demonstration Projects

CFRE recently attended a forum staged by Victorian service agencies currently delivering family violence demonstration projects. The purpose of this forum was to build collective knowledge from providers of these projects in relation to understanding and supporting recovery. Hundreds of staff and program managers gathered for a day of discussion,

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

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


Introducing the EMELP study

How do we Embed Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Practices (EMELP) in Family Violence Service Organisations in Australia?   The National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children 2010-2022 is premised on four foundational elements that aim to underpin the necessary change required for organisations to communally address this

Carnival Day 2019 Survey Results

queerspace and Centre for Family Research and Evaluation (CFRE) are proud to release the data of a survey we held over Midsumma Carnival day in January of 2019 to help provide us with some insight into the services LGBTIQA+ communities are accessing and/or would like to access in their local

ALL Come Out to Play!

The ALL Come Out to Play! program has been funded under the Victorian Free from Violence strategy. It is part of a suite of primary prevention initiatives delivered in response to growing awareness that gender inequality, including stereotyped constructions of masculinity and femininity, is a key driver of violence against

ABC Foundation

On-Country Education

CFRE conducted an evaluation of ABC’s On-Country Education program to demonstrate the program’s impact on young people, their families and the community.    ABC’s On-Country Education Program is an alternative education model designed to support vulnerable and disadvantaged Aboriginal children and their parents/carers to transition into early learning and primary school.

Matrix on Board

Emergency Relief Workforce Development Program

CFRE conducted an independent evaluation of the Emergency Relief Workforce Development Program (ERWDP): a nationwide roll-out of in-person and online training. After consultation with the Australian emergency relief (ER) sector, Matrix designed and implemented the ERWDP training courses in addition to self-assessment tools and support for management staff. During the evaluation

Outcomes Practice Evidence Network (OPEN)

OPEN Data Project

The Centre for Family Research and Evaluation (CFRE) was contracted in 2018 for a data project managed by the Outcome Practice and Evidence Network (OPEN). Based at the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, OPEN connects practice experience with research and evaluation expertise including facilitating small projects to

Community-level change. Applied resources for Communities for Children Initiatives

Following the success of our work with Communities for Children programs in rural and remote settings, CFRE was contracted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies to develop a guide, primarily for Facilitating Partners within the Communities for Children (CfC) program who would like to further their understanding of community-level

Supporting Communities for Children (CfC) programs in rural and remote settings

In 2016-2017 CFRE was contracted by the Department of Social Services (DSS) to increase the capacity of fifteen remote and regional Communities for Children (CfC) service delivery agencies in remote and rural communities to use and generate evidence. CFRE designed and delivered training workshops on program planning and evaluation, with

Outcomes Measurement in Family Dispute Resolution services

With funding from the Department of Social Services and the Attorney General’s Department, CFRE completed work with the Victorian Partnership of Family Relationship Centres (VPFRC). The objectives of this project were to develop and implement an evaluation framework and outcome measurement tool for Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) services, with a

Community Connections, Hume Valley School

In 2016-2017, CFRE supported Hume Valley School to evaluate their alternative education program. The Community Connections program is an alternative education program embedded in Hume Valley School in Melbourne that works with students to increase self-confidence and engagement in learning. CFRE worked with staff to evaluate their alternative education program.

Save the children

Save The Children, Kununurra

CFRE travelled to Kununurra in the East Kimberley region to provide workshops and program support to Save the Children. In 2016, CFRE was requested by the Department of Social Services (DSS) to increase the capacity of fifteen remote and regional Communities for Children (CfC) service delivery agencies in remote and

Tailored Program Support for Melbourne City Mission

CFRE provided consultancy support to a program that delivers parenting groups and playgroups with culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Melbourne. In 2015-2016, CFRE designed and provided two tailored half-day workshops covering an introduction to evidence-based program planning and implementation, and defining program outcomes. Program staff were guided through the key
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