For many, this has involved formal education and the resulting publication of academic reports and papers. On this page you can read some of the papers that are most relevant to the work of Visionwest.
Lisa Woolley – Visionwest CEO
Addressing the issue of homelessness is a core focus within the work of Visionwest. Lisa’s thesis on the topic of Supportive Housing, with a particular emphasis on the Housing First model, remains a vital piece of work in helping to shape the way community housing is provided today both within Visionwest and other community housing providers.
Self-determined Housing Choices for Young People Leaving the Care System.
Brook Turner – Visionwest Head of Service Development and Partnerships
The housing choices for rangatahi who have left the care system are often prescribed by individuals other than the young people themselves and, therefore, may not always be the most effective solutions. Brook conducted in-depth interviews with several Māori young people to determine what they saw as their preferred, and most likely to succeed housing options.
Maintaining Balance for Christian Counsellors when Their Work is a Calling.
Leanne Frost – GM Wellbeing
With a personal understanding of how difficult it can be for Christian counsellors to maintain boundaries, Leanne’s thesis examines the daily lives of counsellors with a view to understanding how they manage their work/non-work commitments and, therefore, preserve their own mental health.