FAMILIES AT RISK – A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY AND SERVICES

Author: Miranda Roe

Roe, Miranda, 2006 FAMILIES AT RISK – A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY AND SERVICES, Flinders University, Centre for Development Studies

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Abstract

This thesis examines policy and service delivery issues in the development of health and support for families at risk. The research focuses on families with children less than 7 years of age living in some of the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods of metropolitan Adelaide. The thesis draws on evidence of (a) barriers to service support perceived by these families and (b) their strengths and resources in order to identify and develop arguments related to key issues of policy and service delivery.

Keywords: social disadvantage,families at risk,barriers to service access,neighbourhood disadvantage,lay knowledge,strengths
Subject: Politics thesis

Thesis type: Doctor of Philosophy
Completed: 2006
School: School of International Studies
Supervisor: Associate Professor Lionel Orchard