Combining the parts to make the whole : integrated child and family services in Queensland

Irvine, Susan Lee (2008) Combining the parts to make the whole : integrated child and family services in Queensland. Reflections, pp. 4-5.

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Over the past decade, the promotion of 'integrated child and family services' has emerged as a strong and consistent theme within Australian early childhood policy. Fuelling this trend is the belief that integrated service provision is more responsive to holistic family needs, offering better support to parents and thereby promoting better outcomes for young children. Adding further strength is the prevention and early intervention literature, and suggested social and economic benefits of 'effective' early years services and supports. States and territories are introducing new integrated child and family service models and Reflections is continuing to profile these. In this edition, we look at directions and new service models in Queensland, in particular, the new Early Years Centre service model.

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ID Code: 33046
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: integrated child and family services, Gowrie, Early Years Centre
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2010 22:00
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2010 22:00

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