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Child and family hubs. Social capital

Tayler, Collette P., Farrell, Ann, Tennent, Lee, & Patterson, Carla M. (2004) Child and family hubs. Social capital. Commission for Children and Young People Issues Paper Series, 3, pp. 1-7.

Abstract

A substantial body of research evidence indicates that integrated care and education services for young children and their families accrues them considerable social and educational benefits. This paper explores research being conducted by a research consortium comprised of university, government and non-government representatives. The research focus is the impact on children, families and communities of a Queensland-wide innovation to provide integrated child and family services or hubs. The research uses quantitative and qualitative methods to gather data from children, parents, community members and service providers about social capital in the Hub community. Social capital dimensions include: neighbourhood connections; family and friend connections; proactivity in a social context; feelings of trust and safety; and tolerance of diversity.

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ID Code: 907
Item Type: Journal Article
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 21 Mar 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:23

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