Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1988

Volume 13 Issue 2

Developing Preventive Services

Philip Anderson

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Philip Anderson

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Before discussing the types of services that are required I would like to look, just briefly, at some of the recent history in the provision of services.

Edith Bennett was the Director of the Family Welfare Division in what is now Community Services Victoria. Those of you who have been around for more than ten years will remember her. She once said that what we need is a range of flexible services. Being rather young and believing I knew it all I thought at the time that this was a load of simplistic rubbish. How could something so simple be true. The field likes to make these things complex. However, looking back I feel she had made a key point that is perfectly obvious now.

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