Working collaboratively with communities, organisations and governments to promote social inclusion and to enhance the health and wellbeing of all, particularly those populations, communities and individuals who experience social exclusion.
The CHASE philosophy is that individuals, communities and populations should be assisted to find their own ways to promote social inclusion and to find their own solutions to exclusion issues. We appreciate that not everyone can, or wishes to be included in the 'mainstream'. Nevertheless, the health of the so-called 'included' and 'excluded' can be promoted regardless of their social positioning.
to undertake research and development of the highest quality, including the development of theory, in partnership with communities and organisations
to provide evidence-based policy and practice advice to government and industry
to deliver professional development, education and training services
Inaugural CHASE Parnership Symposium
On the 12th February 2013, CHASE held its inaugural Partnerships Symposium, the aim of which was to bring together organisations working in the area of social exclsuion to share learnings and to foster and build partnerships. With presentations from Professor Brendan Crotty (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Health), Professor Ann Taket (Director of CHASE), and CHASE members Dr Fiona Andrews and Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, the day was a rounding successing. For more information, click here.
Upcoming CHASE event: 'You The Man': A theatre-based program for promotion of bystander engagement and violence prevention
‘You the Man’ is a 35-minute play professionally performed by one actor featuring five male characters whose lives are impacted by violence committed by other men around them. Importantly, none of the characters are perpetrators, and the play uses humour and headlines to honour the complexity and seriousness of the issues. It is the subject of a longitudinal study measuring both increase of awareness and likelihood to intervene as a bystander.
Prof. Ann Taket at Deakin University is leading a team who are beginning to adapt and use this program in Victoria, and as the first step, we are hosting her for a visit to Victoria, in May/June this year. For more information click here.
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