Friday, September 18, 2009

All in the Mind - Minds on the Margins

Interesting show and discussion.

Minds on the Margins

A life on the streets or behind bars isn't what we hope for our children. What leads them there? Mental illness? Family breakdown? Economic hardship? Two groundbreaking studies are fundamentally challenging the assumptions we make about our most marginalised, and the state of their mind.

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36-year-old who has been cycling in and out of homelessness since he was 21

Associate Professor Eileen Baldry
Associate Dean of Education
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University New South Wales

Richard Elmer
St Kilda Crisis Centre

Dr Guy Johnson
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
RMIT University;ID=yrxs8t8o6lbs

Associate Professor Chris Chamberlain
Director of the Centre for Applied Social Research
Global Studies, Social Science and Planning
RMIT University;ID=prh5wwtapmo9

Further Information

All in the Mind blog for your comments

Four Corners; Kids Doing Time 24 August 2009

Ockhams Razor, 19 July 2009: Dealing with complex health problems

All in the Mind: The silent disability: acquired brain injury and the justice system: 9 May 2009

All in the Mind; Mental Health Behind Bars October 5 2003

Are the homeless mentally ill?
Guy Johnson and Chris Chamberlain, Presented at the Australian Social Policy Conference, 8-10 July 2009

Linking data for integrated systems analysis: pathways for people with disabilities in the criminal justice system
Eileen Baldry, Leanne Dowse, Melissa Clarence and Phillip Snoyman
Presented at 'More than the sum of its parts' Second National symposium on Data Linkage Research, 20-21st October 2008

Homelessness Australia

Social Inclusion Board; Australian Federal Government initiative

Australian Federal government : Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

National Homeless Information Clearing House


Title: On the Outside: Pathways in and out of Homelessness
Author: Guy Johnson, Hellene Gronda and Sally Coutts
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2008
ISBN 978 1 74097 1867

Title: Homelessness in Melbourne: Confronting the Challenge
Author: Chris Chamberlain, Guy Johnson ans Jacqui Theobald
Publisher: RMIT Publishing 2006

Title: Mental disorders and incarceration history

Title: Australian Census Analytic Program: Counting the Homeless

Title: The Road Home: Homelessness White Paper

Title: Counting the Homeless, 2006
Author: C Chamberlain and D MacKenzie

Title: Child Developmental Delay and Socio-Economic Disadvantage in Australia: A Longitudinal Study
Author: J.M.Najman, W Bor, J. Morrison, M. Anderson and G. Williamms

Title: Snakes and Ladders: Women's Pathways into and out of homelessness
Author: Sue Casey

Title: Prevalence of severe mental disorders in disaffiliated and homeless people in inner Melbourne
Author: H Herrman, P McGorry, P Bennett, R van Riel and B Singh
Publisher: American Journal of Psychiatry 1989; 146:1179-1184

Title: Justice Health 2001 NSW Inmate Health Survey
Author: Tony Butler and Lucas Milner
Publisher: NSW Department of Corrections

Title: Homeless mentally ill or mentally ill homeless?
Author: CI Cohen and KS Thompson
Publisher: American Journal of Psychiatry 1992; 149:816-823

Title: Down and out in Sydney: Prevalence of mental disorders, disability and health service
Author: Hodder T, Teeson M. and Burich, N
Publisher: Sydney City Mission, Sydney, 1998


Natasha Mitchell


Anita Barraud/Natasha Mitchell

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