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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).

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 effect of active support training on engagement, opportunities for choice, challenging behaviour and support needs

This article seeks to evaluate active support (AS) training and to investigate changes to perceived engagement in domestic tasks, opportunities for choice, frequency of challenging behaviour, and level of support needs.

The epidemiology of traumatic brain injury in children and youths: A review of research since 1990

This report reviews recent research on the epidemiology of traumatic brain injuries among children and youth aged 0 to 20 years. Studies representing populations in North America, Europe,...

The legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment : Part 1 (New South Wales)

This is the first article in a series of three that examines the legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack capacity.

The legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment : Part 1 (New South Wales)

This is the first article in a series of three that examines the legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack capacity....

The legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment : part 3 (Victoria)

This is the final article in a series of three that examines the legal role of medical professionals in decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack capacity. This article considers the position in Victoria.

The profile and progress of neglected and abused children in long-term foster care

This study compared the profile of neglected and abused children in the Australian foster care system as well as differences between maltreatment types in relation to parental contact, reunification and psychosocial progress in care.

Upholding the right to life and health

A review of the deaths in care of people with disability in Queensland, this report reviews the deaths of 73 people with disability who died in care between 2009 and 2014.

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...