Social Work - Theses
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The introduction and implementation of permanent care orders in Victoria
This research investigated debates surrounding the introduction and implementation of Permanent Care Orders (PCOs), a type of guardianship, in the context of permanency for children unable to be reunified with their parents ...
Experiences of anger following the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires: implications for post-disaster service provision
This study investigates the question “What are the experiences of anger post-disaster?” to better understand anger following disaster and establish service provision guidance. Theoretical anger conceptualisations typically ...
Memory-making in neonatal end-of-life care
Experiencing the death of an infant places parents at risk of prolonged and profound grief, therefore providing appropriate psychosocial support for parents is crucial. Current perinatal palliative care guidelines recommend ...
Parenting after Black Saturday: lived experiences since the 2009 Victorian bushfires
In the aftermath of disasters, parenting is often recognised for its influence on children’s wellbeing and recovery. Research has also shown that the parental role has implications for parents’ post-disaster mental health ...
The experience of Chinese female spouses of problem gamblers in Hong Kong: a grounded theory study of multi-dimensional impact
Although problematic gambling is a widespread problem among Chinese populations across the globe, there is limited research on how it affects Chinese female spouses of problem gamblers. The purpose of this study was to ...
The practice of evaluation in Australian child and family organisations
Despite reports that the demand for evaluation is at an all-time high, little is known about how child and family organisations in Australia are engaging with evaluation. Also unknown is what helps and hinders these ...
Identifying the key factors shaping the construction of a social work identity in mental health
A social work identity is ‘difficult to grasp’. Relevant professional literature is scarce, though some authors have recently acknowledged that ‘Social work identity is a contested concept.’ (Mackay & Zufferey, 2015). The ...
The Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault: responding to victim/survivors with intellectual disability or complex communication needs
Rates of sexual assault experienced by people with intellectual disabilities and complex communication needs are considered to be higher than for others in the community. In addition, people with disabilities can experience ...
Complexity and service provision in the Royal Children's Hospital's Family Choice Program
Due to continued advancement in medical care and technology, the number of children living with complex medical care needs is increasing. Despite this, understandings of this group of children and the programs that support ...
Architecture and the design of therapeutic environments: the case of self harm
This thesis finds that specific design interventions in the spaces providing therapy can improve therapeutic outcomes for those who self harm. Therapeutic interventions for this service user group typically involve various ...