This December 2010 report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, describes the process of developing a Children’s Headline Indicator to measure the multidimensional aspects of shelter. It presents research evidence on the associations between shelter and children’s wellbeing; assesses potential indicators and data sources; and recommends an indicator based on households experiencing housing disadvantage.
This July 2010 report from AHURI reviewed existing literature on the connections between housing and childhood development and wellbeing and it investigates the value and feasibility of conducting empirical research in the Australian context.
“Are we there yet?” : An exploration of the key principles for working with children accessing transitional supported accommodation services
This 2007 report describes the methodology, literature review, field work findings, conclusions and recommendations of research that explores key principles for working with children who are attending transitional supported accommodation. These key principles seek to fill a gap in the existing body of knowledge on the requirements and needs of homeless children as voiced by children. They are a basic framework for accommodation service workers to use in an environment of limited resources, and increasing numbers of children accessing their services, from which to build the psychosocial, biosocial and physical development of children and break the cycle of long-term and generational homelessness, poverty, and social isolation.