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Discussion Papers

MacKillop has many years of experience delivering a range of evidence-informed and evidence-based programs. We know what works because we apply our knowledge every day in our schools and in our child and family services. And we share this knowledge because the more we share, the bigger the impact we can have on the wellbeing of children and families in communities across the world.

We share this knowledge through long-term partnerships, tailored programs and discussion papers. We combine an analysis of available data with our deep understanding of the impact of change, loss, grief and trauma to develop recommendations that can be adopted by governments, schools, community organisations and community-minded companies.

Our Discussion papers

Our first discussion paper, Resilient communities: The case for early response capacity building following natural disasters, reviews the existing vulnerabilities of communities impacted by the 2019-2020 summer bushfires and considers the support these communities require to effectively recover and build resilience, recognising the loss, grief and trauma they have experienced has now been compounded by COVID-19. View the discussion paper here.


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MacKillop Family Services' Institute

237 Cecil Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205