Rosie Teague

Biography

Dr Rosie Teague commenced her research career as a PhD student working on the Pathways to Prevention Project led by Professor Ross Homel. Her research interests include child wellbeing, out-of-home care and parenting. She is currently working as a researcher at the Queensland Family and Child Commission.

Abstract

Rumble’s Quest, an innovative new measure developed by Dr Kate Freiberg and Professor Ross Homel from Griffith University, allows children to report on their own feelings and wellbeing through an interactive computer game.

This measure has previously only been used in schools. In 2017, the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) commenced a trial using Rumble’s Quest in an alternative context: selected family support services in a disadvantaged Brisbane suburb.

Through the trial the QFCC aimed to identify, address and document any issues or limitations for family support services in implementing Rumble’s Quest with children and to document feedback in terms of identified benefits.

It was anticipated that using the measure would assist family support services in identifying where children may be in need of assistance individually or as a group and in enabling responsive program planning. Rumble’s Quest would also provide services with important data to evaluate the effect of the work they undertook with children and families.

This paper reports on initial feedback obtained from NGO family support service staff who completed focus groups and/or semi-structured interviews about their experiences in using the measure. It presents information about the resourcing requirements that were required to run the measure at services and implementation issues. It also provides preliminary details about how services used the information they gained.

The paper will conclude by considering how the use of Rumble’s Quest in an NGO context can promote child safe organisations and environments.

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