Research

Exploring experiences and needs of Australian families and communities to improve support services

Exploring experiences and needs of Australian families and communities to improve support services

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The Bouverie Centre is part of the College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University and is located off-campus in a purpose-built centre in Brunswick, funded by the Victorian Department of Health. Read more ….

Our research program focuses on the experiences and needs of Australian families and communities, particularly those that are marginalised and vulnerable, and the services that provide support to them and their individual members.

In particular, we seek to better understand:

• How challenges such as acquired brain injury, trauma, mental illness and social marginalisation affect families and family relationships
• How family processes and family relationships contribute to health and wellbeing, particularly among marginalised and vulnerable populations
• What practices and models promote health and wellbeing in families confronting complex challenges, such as mental illness, trauma, acquired brain injury, and social marginalisation
• How human service systems can be best supported to deliver care that effectively addresses the needs of individual service users and those close to them


News

Vikki Reynolds presents Justice-Doing, Collective Ethics and The “Zone of Fabulousness”

The Bouverie Centre is delighted to be hosting an interactive workshop by Vikki Reynolds on how we can be of use in community work that happens in contexts of social injustices.

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Family Violence and Mental Health Services

The Bouverie Centre presented a webinar describing the centre’s work exploring the intersection between Family Violence and Mental Health.

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