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Evaluation of the Sector and Workforce Development

This report is an evaluation of an action research pilot project that intended to determine what is required to support the disability services sector and its workforce in WA to promote the use of Positive Behaviour Support.

EXPOSURE TO CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR AND SUPPORT WORKER/HOUSE SUPERVISOR WELL-BEING: FINAL REPORT

This article seeks to determine whether disability workers have the theoretical knowledge to manage challenging behaviour and to investigate the relationship between organisation factors,

exposure to challenging behaviour, and poor psychological well‐being.

Giving the vulnerable a voice in the criminal justice system: The use of intermediaries with individuals with intellectual disability

People with intellectual disability (ID) are significantly over-represented at all levels of the criminal justice system. Disability in intellectual or adaptive functioning can disadvantage their...

Hearing loss and communication disability within the criminal justice system

This report offers an audiological assessment of people with hearing loss in the context of the criminal justice system in Northern Territory, Australia. Moreover, it provides recommendations for the development of appropriate model of service delivery for prisoners with hearing loss.

Individual characteristics associated with community integration of adults with intellectual disability

This study identified individual characteristics associated with community integration of adults with an intellectual disability. Results showed that daily life skills were an important factor determining life circumstances.

Inquiry into abuse in disability services: final report

Through submissions and extensive public hearings across Victoria, the Committee makes recommendation that can be implemented quickly to prevent and respond to violence against people with disability.

Issues in the definition and implementation of 'best practice' for staff delivery of interventions for challenging behaviour

This paper reviews current research on "best practice" for intervention for challenging behaviour in persons with intellectual disability and acquired brain injury and establish the service conditions associated with its effective implementation.

Keeping Children with a Disability Safely in their Families

This article explores which support programme(s) for children with a disability and their families positively influenced outcomes for the child and family, and if significant positive change did occur, which programme elements, strategies and/or techniques contributed to positive client outcomes.

Locked in ... and locked out: women with intellectual disabilities: coming out of the institution

This article seeks to explore the lives of 21 women with intellectual disability living together in an institution.

Long-Stay Patient Project Full Report

This report investigates the phenomenon of ‘inappropriate long-term placement of

patients’ in mental health facilities, who have stayed long past the time when they need treatment.

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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...