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Sexual assault in Supported Residential Services: Four case studies

This report presents four selected case studies involving allegations of violence and abuses towards residents of Supported Residential Services (SRSs), many of whom have some form of cognitive impairment.

Shining a light behind closed doors

This report explores how lawyers and innovative legal services can best protect the human rights and dignity of people with disabilities and people with mental ill-health who have been detained in closed environments for compulsory treatment.

Social vulnerability and bullying in children with Asperger syndrome

This study evaluated factors that influence bullying for children with Asperger syndrome. Findings showed that social vulnerability strongly impacted on bullying.

Suicide prevention training outside the mental health service system: evaluation of a state-wide program in Australia for rehabilitation and disability staff in the field of traumatic brain injury

This paper describes an initiative to train rehabilitation and disability staff working in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Supervised Treatment Orders in Practice: How are the Human Rights of People Detained under the Disability Act 2006 Protected?

This report tests the Supervised Treatment Order (STO) regime against a human rights framework. It does this by considering

whether the regime strikes an appropriate balance between human rights, restrictive interventions

and ‘benefit’ for people on STOs.

Taking Time: a literature review

Commissioned by Ageing, Disability and Home Care NSW, this literature review describes evidence for key theories related to trauma, attachment, resilience, loss and grief, and quality of life.

Temperament and social behaviour at home and school among typically developing children and children with an intellectually [sic] disability

This study compared differences in temperament and social behaviour between children with an intellectual disability (ID) and those without an ID. The differences were minimal. However, the latter achieved a higher level of social competence and engaged in lower levels of anti-social behaviours.

The Development and Utility of a Program Theory: Lessons from an Evaluation of a Reputed Exemplary Residential Support Service for Adults with Intellectual Disability and Severe Challenging Behaviour in Victoria, Australia

This paper draws on data from an evaluation of a residential support service and outlines a program theory which is useful for supporting people with intellectual disabilities and severe challenging behaviour.

The Effectiveness of Parent Management Training To Increase Self-Efficacy in Parents of Children with Asperger Syndrome

The study assessed the effectiveness of an intervention programme. The intervention programme aimed at increasing parental competence in management of problem behaviours associated with Asperger syndrome.

The Ethics of Caring in a Good Society. A National Conversation

This report describes a project which aimed at engaging the Australian community in dialogue about caring.

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