Evaluation and media coverage

The Alliance welcomes research, evaluation and media partnerships that enable us to contribute to the growth of multi-organisation collaborative practice in Australia and internationally.


  • Collaboration Case Study: The Blue Mountains Stronger Families Alliance
    Australian Research Alliance for Child and Youth: Commissioned as part of the Advancing Collaboration Practice Program, this case study documents the principles and processes used to develop the Stronger Families Alliance (2010). 
    Best Practice Case Study: Stronger Families Alliance
  • Integrated Early Years Provision in Australia
    Charles Sturt University: The Stronger Families Alliance is one of ten multi-stakeholder collaborations in Australia selected to inform this review of best practice in collaboration and integration in child, family and community services in Australia. The review focuses on the key collaborative drivers of leadership, governance and culture (2010).
    Charles Sturt Review of Integrated Services in Australia

  • A Research Evaluation of the School Centred Community Hub Initiative
    University of Western Sydney: Commissioned by the Sidney Myer Foundation, this evaluation study provides a snapshot of the development, achievements and challenges of the Alliance’s School Centred Community Hub initiative (2010).
    University of Western Sydney Evaluation of SFA Hub Program


  • How to be a Process Catayst 
    International Association of Facilitiators (IAF) Newsletter: With a special topic on Process, Partnership & Collaboration the IAF focused on the type of leadership required to lead a multi-stakeholder collaboration. They also report on six facilitators working in this field, including the Alliance's facilitator, Tanya James
    How to be a Process Catayst
    Convening Collaborations

  • Local Media Coverage of the Launch of the Child and Family Plan
    In November 2010 the Alliance's Child and Family Plan was launched by the NSW Minister for Community Services, 
    Linda Burney.
    Local media coverage of launch of Plan

  • SFA represent children in White Ribbon Week 
    Local media re impact of domestic violence on children




Involving children in research

In 2011 the Stronger Families Alliance focused on developing its capacities to gather research data about its activities and future development through consulting with children.


Rueben’s views about what makes Blackheath a great place to live. Rueben contributed to this research project at the recent Teddy Bear’s Picnic, organised by the Blackheath / Mt Victoria School Centred Community Hub, in October 2011.