Evaluation of the Notschool Australia Pilot (NAP) Program

Duration: 2011-2012 
Commissioned by: Education Services Australia (ESA) and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) 
Research team: Associate Professor Janet Clinton, Timoci O’Connor, Ruth Aston, Jemima O’Callaghan 
Summary: The CPE were contracted to undertake an evaluation of the Notschool Australia Pilot (NAP) program. The NAP program was an innovative education program designed to support the needs of severely disengaged youth in South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. It aimed to re-engage youth in learning by providing a secure non-threatening environment, and provide a pathway into further education, training or work.

Evaluation of ‘Enhancing Emotional Literacy through Visual Arts’ Pilot Project

Duration: 2012 
Commissioned by: The Dax Centre 
Research team: Mr Brad Astbury, Ruth Aston 
Summary: The CPE were contracted to undertake an independent evaluation of the Enhancing Emotional Literacy through Visual Arts (ELVA) initiative. The ELVA initiative was designed to address an important need: helping schools and teachers to support the development of student emotional literacy. The final report can be accessed from Research gate

An Evaluation of the Specialist Early Parenting Service Program Partnership (SEPS)

Duration: 2012 
Commissioned by: Department of Human Services (DHS) 
Research team: Associate Professor Rosalind Hurworth, Anthea Rutter 
Summary: The purpose of this project was to provide a specialist early-parenting service for vulnerable families who have children aged 0-4 and who live in the municipalities of Hume and Moreland in Melbourne, Victoria. The purpose of this evaluation was to provide information about the linkages between Tweddle, the Hume Moreland Integrated Family Services Alliance (HMIFS) and the Department of Human Services (DHS); on the nature, role and level of formal relationships that exist between Tweddle, the HMIFS Alliance and DHS; and concerning the perceived benefits and transferability of partnerships.