Jesuit Social Services

Publications and Research

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Dropping off the Edge 2015

Dropping off the Edge 2015 identifies areas of disadvantage in every state and territory of Australia and uncovers the web of factors that must be solved for these communities, and our nation, to thrive.

For more information and to download a free electronic copy go to www.dote.org.au

To order a hard copy for $30, please download and submit the order form.

Price $30  

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Strengthening prisoner transition to create a safer Victoria

We have seen first-hand the significant issues that people leaving prison experience when returning to the community, and how too many end up getting caught in the revolving door of our justice system. This policy paper outlines some of the economic costs of this, and makes a case for renewed action to tackle reoffending in Victoria.

Price: Free   full-report
 
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I Just Want to Go To School

Voices of young people experiencing educational disadvantage. A research project by Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service, Jesuit Social Services and MacKillop Family Services.

Price: Free   view-videos-and-report
 
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Life Satisfaction and Happiness

Commissioned by Jesuit Social Services, Life Satisfaction and Happiness shows that health, individual choice, local community, and family relationships are better predictors of happiness and satisfaction than income.

Price: Free       full-report
 
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Doing Justice: 30 years of Jesuit Social Services

A beautifully presented history of the organisation with stories of life, justice and disadvantage in Melbourne.

Price: $35       order-form
 
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A is for Aunty and Z is for Zigni

An alphabet book of African Stories written with a group of women from the Horn of Africa living in Melbourne, Australia.  What began as a community project became something much more...
Price: $20       order-form
 
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Dropping off the edge

The distribution of disadvantage in Australia.
Author: Tony Vinson (2007)
This research report identifies and describes the complex web of disadvantage that ensnares generations of Australians.


Price: Free   preface  full-report 
 
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Keeping them connected

This national study of how Australian Catholic secondary schools can best respond to incidents of illicit drug use by students addresses a difficult and complex issue.

Price: FREE
  preface    full-report
 
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Unequal in Health

Access to comprehensive health services is one of the most important needs of Australians who experience social disadvantage.

This study by Emeritus Professor Tony Vinson maps how effectively it is occurring in the populations of the most disadvantaged postcodes in New South Wales and Victoria.

Price: Free   full-report   
 
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Conversational Starters information sheet

This information sheet is intended for those who work with teachers and early childhood professionals. "Conversation Starters" are opening phrases and sentences that encourage and allow a conversation to begin with a parent in different situations.
Price: Free       full-report
 
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Catholic Identity and Culture
in Catholic Community
Service Organisations

An Esther's Voice background paper by John Honor investigating the relationship between spirituality and human services. Downloadable in two parts.
Price: Free      

part 1  full-report

part 2  full-report

 
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Crime & Punishment

This position paper challenges the community and our political leaders to move from a view of crime and punishment which is purely retributive, to an approach the seeks to meet the needs of all parties involved, a restorative justice approach.

Price: Free       full-report
 
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Tell Me What Happened

Support After Suicide has released its fourth publication, Tell Me What Happened. Many people feel daunted by the idea of telling a child about the suicide death of a loved one and this book features professional tips and advice on talking with children and young people about suicide, as well as first-person stories by program participants.

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Price: $10   order-form
 
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Thinking Outside

Research published by Jesuit Social Services reveals how vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorian children are being unnecessarily remanded. The research calls for reforms to halt this alarming practice including raising the age of criminal responsibility to 12.

Price: $15   summary_reportresearch-reportorder-form
 
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Nothing prepared me for this

Nothing prepared me for this is an anthology of work by writers who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide.

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Jesuit Social Services - an overview

Jesuit Social Services works to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential - by partnering with community to support those most in need and working to change policies, practices, ideas and values that perpetuate inequality, prejudice and exclusion.

Price: Free       full-report
 
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Young people in remand in Victoria

Young people in remand in Victoria: Balancing individual and community interests analyses current Australian and International trends in evidence-based prison policy.  This inlcudes remand and its place in the criminal justice system.  Available for free download.

Price: Free       full-report
 
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Moving from the Edge

Stories of achieving greater social inclusion
Author: Tony Vinson (2010)
Moving from the Edge personalises the policies and discussions about social inclusion through case studies.
Price: $20   preface    order-form
 
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Not So Straight

A report examining same-sex attracted school students. This report is a resource for all School Principals and those responsible for pastoral care
Price: $20   preface    order-form
 
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Unequal in life

This study investigates the distribution of social disadvantage in Victoria and New South Wales by postcode.

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Price: Free       full-report
 
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Engaging Art

Examines the role of the arts as a framework for socially reengaging
highly marginalised young people.
This publication is currently free to download.
Price: Free       full-report
 
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Conversational Starters training manual

This manual is intended for those who work with teachers and early childhood

 professionals. "Conversation Starters" are opening phrases and sentences that encourage and allow a conversation to begin with a parent in different situations.

Price: Free       full-report
 
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Drug Policy

This policy document outlines Jesuit Social Services' response to drug use problems in society.

Price: Free       full-report