This kit is designed to explain Action Research and how it 'fits' into the Reconnect program. It provides practical examples and tools for applying Action Research. It also offers information to services about other resources that can help them to incorporate Action Research as part of their work practices.
In Reconnect, like many FaHCSIA programs the issues faced by clients and service providers can be complex. This often means that there is little time set aside to reflect on and improve existing activities and outcomes for clients. Action Research provides services with an ongoing and cyclical active research process that enables them to systematically examine their work practices.
Action Research is the mechanism in the Reconnect program for improving early intervention practice and in turn, improving the outcomes for the young people and their families.