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Our publications document Brotherhood research and policy analysis, share learning from evaluations of Brotherhood services, and keep our supporters informed about our work.

See also journal articles and contributions to books by Brotherhood researchers.

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By Marion Coddou and Joseph Borlagdan, 2018

The Certificate I in Developing Independence addresses gaps in out-of-home care by offering both an approach and a structure for engaging young people in education and future planning based on their aspirations.

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August 2018 (PDF, 281 KB)

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By George Myconos, Eric Dommers and Kira Clarke, 2018

The experiences of young early school leavers undertaking vocational education point to broader issues of equity and access in the sector.

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By Malita Allan and Dina Bowman, 2018

Socioeconomic background shapes the opportunities of the participants in the Life Chances Study at age 24.

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Eric Dommers, George Myconos, Luke Swain, Stephanie Yung and Kira Clarke 2017

Published by NCVER

The vocational education and training sector must work to demystify VET pathways and better inform and support young early school leavers if it wants to engage them.

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November 2017 (PDF, 190 KB)

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July 2017 (PDF, 189 KB)

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April 2017 (PDF, 281 KB)

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By Aaron Hart, Joseph Borlagdan and Shelley Mallett, 2017

This study examined stage 1 of a pilot program to help prepare young people in out-of-home care to navigate the transitions to an independent young adulthood.

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By George Myconos and Angela McKenna, 2017

School retention and attainment rates in regional and rural Australia tend to be lower than in metropolitan areas. Our small study in Colac Otway Shire in western Victoria aimed to explore local assumptions that poorer educational outcomes are related to the ways that communities value or undervalue education.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
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The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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