Research and evaluation

We carry out high quality research on important social issues and evaluate the programs we deliver. This helps us identify what's working well and where there are gaps, so we can continually improve what we do, use the evidence to contribute to public debates about important issues and influence social change. You can search for our research and evaluation reports below. If you can't find what you're looking for, contact us.

  • Jul 2013

    Post-adoption support needs of international adoptive familes

    Research to identify the support needs of families who have adopted children from overseas. Conducted by Post Adoption Suppport Queensland (PASQ).

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  • Apr 2013

    Personal Helpers and Mentors Services evaluation

    Results of an evaluation of The Benevolent Society’s PHaMs program, which aimed to determine the effectiveness of the services in delivering recovery oriented practice and supporting participants to achieve recovery outcomes.

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  • May 2012

    Community connections survey: Bankstown

    Findings of an assessment of social capital in Bankstown North-East, NSW.

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  • May 2012

    Community connections survey: North Gold Coast

    Findings of an assessment of social capital in Nerang and Kingsholme/Upper Coomera, QLD.

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  • May 2012

    Community connections survey: Rosemeadow Ambarvale

    Findings of an asssessment of social capital in Rosemeadow and Ambarvale, South West Sydney.

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  • May 2012

    Community connections survey: Tenterfield

    Findings of an assessment of social capital in Tenterfield, NSW.

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  • May 2012

    Community connections survey: Bentley Park Edmonton

    Findings of an assessment of social capital in Bentley Park and Edmonton, QLD.

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  • Apr 2012

    The impact of domestic violence on children - snapshot

    Key findings of research on the emotional, psychological, social, behavioural and developmental effects of domestic violence on children

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  • Dec 2011

    Brighter Futures evaluation - snapshot

    Key findings of an evaluation of The Benevolent Society’s Brighter Futures early intervention program in NSW, which explored whether the program improved outcomes for the children and families we work with.

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  • Aug 2011

    The impact of domestic violence on children: literature review

    A review of the evidence on the emotional, psychological, social, behavioural and developmental effects of domestic violence on children and infants. Prepared by the Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse.

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