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Triple Care Farm Research Snapshot

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This snapshot presents key findings from a 10-year study on the effectiveness of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) at Triple Care Farm. Across 10 years, the study found that an integrated DBT approach was effective and longitudinal data showed a significant reduction in young people’s severity of substance dependence 6 and 12 months after treatment. The study also found that the 2018-2020 cohort had significantly higher levels of mental symptoms compared to their peers 10 years ago.

Evolve 2020: Supporting youth with drug and alcohol addiction

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Mission Australia’s major philanthropic partner, Sir David Martin Foundation, has released a new report on best practice treatments for young people who use drugs and alcohol in a harmful way. The report, commissioned by Sir David Martin Foundation in conjunction with Mission Australia, makes a number of recommendations including the need to develop youth-specific, integrated models of care and to provide aftercare following treatment.

Gift of Gallang: Snapshot

This evaluation considers the effectiveness of a wellbeing program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Inala, Queensland. The evaluation focuses on the importance of partnerships, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities as well as schools and families.

Gift of Gallang: Evaluation

This evaluation considers the effectiveness of a wellbeing program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Inala, Queensland. The evaluation focuses on the importance of partnerships, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities as well as schools and families.

What does Success Look Like? An Evaluation of Mission Australia’s Flexible Learning Options (FLO) Program (South Australia)

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Flexible Learning Options evaluation shows the successful outcomes which are achieved for young people who are disengaged from school in South Australia.

Synergy Automotive Repairs Program: Process Evaluation Report Summary

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The Synergy Automotive Repairs Program (Synergy Program) is a diversionary social enterprise aimed at positively impacting the lives of young people involved in motor vehicle offending (e.g. theft, vandalism, hooning). In order to assess the impact of the program, a process evaluation of the initiative was commissioned.

Synergy Automotive Repairs Program: Process Evaluation Report

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The Synergy Automotive Repairs Program (Synergy Program) is a diversionary social enterprise aimed at positively impacting the lives of young people involved in motor vehicle offending (e.g. theft, vandalism, hooning). In order to assess the impact of the program, a process evaluation of the initiative was commissioned.

The Cost of Youth Homelessness in Australia 2016

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The Costs of Youth Homelessness in Australia project is an ARC Linkage research project undertaken by the Swinburne University Institute for Social Research, the University of Western Australia and Charles Sturt University, in partnership with The Salvation Army, Mission Australia and Anglicare Canberra and Goulburn.

Triple Care Farm Baseline Social Return on Investment analysis Summary

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A report by Social Ventures Australia reveals that Mission Australia's Triple Care Farm - a residential Alcohol and Other Drugs rehabilitation and treatment program for young people - delivers a Social Return on Investment of 3:1.

Triple Care Farm Baseline Social Return on Investment analysis

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A report by Social Ventures Australia reveals that Mission Australia's Triple Care Farm  - a residential Alcohol and Other Drugs rehabilitation and treatment program for young people - delivers a Social Return on Investment of 3:1.

The Cost of Youth Homelessness in Australia

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This Cost of Youth Homelessness in Australia research, the first national study of its kind, was conducted to better understand the experience, impact and support needs of homeless youth. This landmark research project was led by Swinburne University of Technology, in partnership with University of Western Australia, Charles Sturt University, Mission Australia, Salvation Army and Anglicare.

Triple Care Farm: A Safe Place for Change 1989-2009 - 2011

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This report provides striking evidence of the effectiveness of Triple Care Farm's approach to treating young people with drug, alcohol and mental health issues.

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