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 2011

    Social capital among school students - snapshot

    Key findings of research by The Benevolent Society and the University of Western Sydney which measured social capital in schools in two disadvantaged communities in NSW.

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  • Dec 2010

    Strengths based practice in children's services evaluation

    Results of an evaluation of the Strengths Based Practice in Children’s Services Project, which aimed to develop the strengths approach in children’s services in South East Sydney.

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  • Nov 2010

    Shaping Brains - snapshot

    A review of research on brain plasticity in early childhood and of neuroscience-based interventions that can help overcome learning diffiuclties, trauma and negative life experiences

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  • Nov 2010

    Unemployment and the wellbeing of children - full report

    Findings of research which explored the potential impact of an increase in the unemployment rate on children’s behavioural and emotional problems. Prepared by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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  • Oct 2010

    Unemployment and the wellbeing of children - snapshot

    Key findings of research which explored the potential impact of an increase in the unemployment rate on children’s behavioural and emotional problems.

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  • Aug 2010

    Partnerships in Early Childhood evaluation - snapshot

    Key findings of an evaluation of The Benevolent Society's Partnerships in Early Childhood (PIEC) program.

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  • Aug 2010

    Integrated service models for young people

    A review of international and national integrated services for young people aged 9 to late adolescence.

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  • Jul 2010

    Coping with the impacts of our growing and ageing population - survey

    Findings of a survey on attitudes towards the impact of ageing of the population. Conducted by Galaxy Research.

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  • Jun 2010

    No way to live: family law and domestic violence - full report

    Findings of research on women’s experiences of negotiating the family law in the context of domestic violence. Prepared by Dr Lesley Laing, in partnership with The Benevolent Society.

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  • Jun 2010

    No way to live: family law and domestic violence - snapshot

    Summary report on women’s experiences of negotiating the family law in the context of domestic violence. Prepared by Dr Lesley Laing, in partnership with The Benevolent Society.

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