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Reports and papers

The following lists demonstrate the range of types of reports and breadth of topic areas covered by Encompass Family and Community in providing consultancy services to government and community agencies.

Evaluations and Reviews

Process Evaluation of Implementation of the First Action Plan (2015-16): Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy for Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Independent Evaluation phase one: the Legal Health Check approach in QPILCH settings, for QPLICH

Trauma-informed Therapeutic Framework for Residential Care Project, for Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, with PeakCare Queensland and Paul Testro Consultancy Services

  1. The Hope and Healing Framework (PDF, 1.2 MB)
  2. Stage One – development (PDF, 1.4 MB)
  3. Implementation (PDF, 636 KB)

Evaluation of the Therapeutic Residential Care Services Program, for Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, with Paul Testro Consultancy Services

Evaluation of the LegalPod Project, for QPILCH

Independent Review of the Family Law Pathways Networks, for Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department

Evaluation of Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House Inc (QPILCH) Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic (HPLC) and Refugee Civil Law Clinic (RCLC), for QPILCH

Review of Staffcare and staff support needs, for Department of Communities, Queensland

Review of the Sexual Abuse Counselling Service, for Department of Communities (Child Safety Services)

Review of Project Circuit Breaker, for Mission Australia

Review of WECH Management Structure, for West End Community House Inc

Evaluation of the Mensline Extended Hours Pilot, for DVConnect Inc

Evaluation of the Goodna Assisted Referral Project (GARP), for Ipswich Women’s Centre Against Domestic Violence

Operational Review – Gareema and Jebb Women’s Refuges, for Save The Children Australia (Queensland Division)

Review of RAaFTS (Relationship Assistance and Family Therapy Service), for
the Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre

ISIS Service Review, for ISIS Centre for Women’s Action on Eating Issues Inc

Evaluation of the Fax-Back Project, for WAVSS Working Against Violence Support Service Inc

Review of the BDVAS Children’s Worker Position, for Brisbane Domestic Violence Advocacy Service

The Children and Young People’s Bereavement Centre – Final Report, for Mt Olivet Community Services

Research, Scoping and Program Development

Trauma-informed Therapeutic Framework for Residential Care Project, for Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, with PeakCare Queensland and Paul Testro Consultancy Services

Domestic and Family Violence – the anecdotal evidence, for the Redland City Council

Domestic and Family Violence Needs Analysis, for the Redland City Council

Playing it safe? Opportunity is knocking! Article published in Children Australia, 39, 2013 (authored by Chris-Maree Sultmann)

Mapping the Pathways: Family Law Pathways Networks in Queensland, for Relationships Australia Queensland

Leaving care planning: Best practice nationally consistent approach, for FaHCSIA

National OOHC Standards: Measurement and reporting, for FaHCSIA

National Out of Home Care Standards: Mapping and measurement, for FaHCSIA

Find and Connect Service Scoping Study, for FaHCSIA

Needs Analysis of the Pine Rivers Area, for Mission Australia, Brisbane

Report of the ‘A Way Forward’ Project, for South of the River Group, Brisbane

Night care for at risk children and young people in Cherbourg: Discussion paper, for Relationships Australia Queensland

Post-release supports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men transitioning from Woodford Correctional Centre, for Relationships Australia Queensland

A Model of care for pregnant women with special needs, for Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Health Service District

The Uses of ‘virtual baby’ dolls in education, health and child and family welfare contexts – A literature review, for Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Health Service District

 The Right Response at the Right Time for Children: a literature review, for the Child Protection Project, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Health Service District

Question Time: Frameworks for Care – A Discussion Paper, for PeakCare Inc

Integrated Referrals Feasibility Project Consultation Report, for the Ipswich Integrated Response to Domestic and Family Violence

Beenleigh / Eagleby Education Interagency Project Report, for the Department of Families Beenleigh Area Office

Cancer Prevention Program for Women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds – Executive Summary, for the Logan Women’s Health Centre Inc

 Emergency Transport and Accommodation Project Report, for dvconnect

Future Directions in Family Based Care – A Discussion Paper, for PeakCare Queensland Inc

 A Report Card on Child Protection Services, for Queensland Council of Social Service

Wraparound Partnerships Project, for Life Without Barriers Queensland

Directions in Out of Home Care – Challenges and Opportunities, for PeakCare Queensland Inc. (authored by Chris-Maree Sultmann and Paul Testro)

Strengthening Families to Protect Children – A Discussion Paper, for PeakCare Queensland Inc. (authored by Chris-Maree Sultmann and Paul Testro)

For the Commonwealth Government

Independent Review of the Family Law Pathways Networks, for Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department

Leaving care planning: Best practice nationally consistent approach, for FaHCSIA

National OOHC Standards: Measurement and reporting, for FaHCSIA

National Out of Home Care Standards: Mapping and measurement, for FaHCSIA

Find and Connect Service Scoping Study, for FaHCSIA

For Queensland Government and Local Government Agencies

Process Evaluation of Implementation of the First Action Plan (2015-16): Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy for Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Trauma-informed Therapeutic Framework for Residential Care Project, for Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, with PeakCare Queensland and Paul Testro Consultancy Services

Evaluation of the Therapeutic Residential Care Services Program, for Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, with Paul Testro Consultancy Services

Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, with Paul Testro Consultancy Services

Practice Guide for Youth Support Services, for Youth Services, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Youth alcohol and drug practice guide 4: Learning from each other: Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People, for Dovetail

Domestic and Family Violence – the anecdotal evidence, for the Redland City Council

Domestic and Family Violence Needs Analysis, for the Redland City Council

Practice Paper – A framework for practice with ‘high-risk’ young people (12 – 17 years), for Department of Child Safety, Queensland

Practice Paper – Supporting Children and Young People in Care Through Transitions, for Department of Child Safety Queensland

Review of Staffcare and staff support needs, for Department of Communities, Queensland

Review of the Sexual Abuse Counselling Service, for Department of Communities (Child Safety Services)

A Model of care for pregnant women with special needs, for Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Health Service District

The Uses of ‘virtual baby’ dolls in education, health and child and family welfare contexts – A literature review, for Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Health Service District

The Right Response at the Right Time for Children: a literature review, for the Child Protection Project, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Health Service District

Beenleigh / Eagleby Education Interagency Project Report, for the Department of Families Beenleigh Area Office

For Non-Government and Community Agencies

Independent Evaluation phase one: the Legal Health Check approach in QPILCH settings, for QPLICH

Evaluation of the LegalPod Project, for QPILCH

Mapping the Pathways: Family Law Pathways Networks in Queensland, for Relationships Australia Queensland

Evaluation of Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House Inc (QPILCH) Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic (HPLC) and Refugee Civil Law Clinic (RCLC), for QPILCH

Review of Project Circuit Breaker, for Mission Australia

Review of WECH Management Structure, for West End Community House Inc

Evaluation of the Mensline Extended Hours Pilot, for DVConnect Inc

Evaluation of the Goodna Assisted Referral Project (GARP), for Ipswich Women’s Centre Against Domestic Violence

Needs Analysis of the Pine Rivers Area, for Mission Australia, Brisbane

Report of the ‘A Way Forward’ Project, for South of the River Group, Brisbane

Night care for at risk children and young people in Cherbourg: Discussion paper, for Relationships Australia Queensland

Post-release supports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men transitioning from Woodford Correctional Centre, for Relationships Australia Queensland

Question Time: Frameworks for Care – A Discussion Paper, for PeakCare Inc

Integrated Referrals Feasibility Project Consultation Report, for the Ipswich Integrated Response to Domestic and Family Violence

Cancer Prevention Program for Women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds – Executive Summary, for the Logan Women’s Health Centre Inc

Emergency Transport and Accommodation Project Report, for dvconnect

Future Directions in Family Based Care – A Discussion Paper, for PeakCare Queensland Inc

A Report Card on Child Protection Services, for Queensland Council of Social Service

Wraparound Partnerships Project, for Life Without Barriers Queensland

Directions in Out of Home Care – Challenges and Opportunities, for PeakCare Queensland Inc. (authored by Chris-Maree Sultmann and Paul Testro)

Strengthening Families to Protect Children – A Discussion Paper, for PeakCare Queensland Inc. (authored by Chris-Maree Sultmann and Paul Testro)

Operational Review – Gareema and Jebb Women’s Refuges, for Save The Children Australia (Queensland Division)

Review of RAaFTS (Relationship Assistance and Family Therapy Service), for the Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre

ISIS Service Review, for ISIS Centre for Women’s Action on Eating Issues Inc

Evaluation of the Fax-Back Project, for WAVSS Working Against Violence Support Service Inc

Review of the BDVAS Children’s Worker Position, for Brisbane Domestic Violence Advocacy Service

The Children and Young People’s Bereavement Centre – Final Report, for Mt Olivet Community Services

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Chris-Maree Sultmann on 07 3266 7942