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Alan Hayes

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Australian Institute of Family Studies

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Book

21 May 2014

These collected essays explore the complexities that confront those who frame social policy and those involved in the social services and legal systems that intersect with child and family issues.

Introduction

There are few areas of policy that carry greater...

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Literature review

29 Aug 2012

Life events or transitions are understood to be circumstances that have an unsettling element for individuals (and from a systemic perspective, for family members also). Life events or transitions, even when pursued and ultimately beneficial, usually require adjustment on one or more fronts and...

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Research report

15 May 2012

This fact sheet provides a range of information on ways in which families nurture and support children's physical, learning and social emotional development.

The focus of this fact sheet is on families with children aged up to around 11 years old. It presents analyses...

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Research report

20 May 2011

This report draws on recent statistics to provide a picture of selected aspects of Australian families in 2011. It first explores some of the demographic and social changes that set the scene for contemporary family life and then considers patterns of participation in work and family life. The...

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Research report

09 Jul 2010

Australian families have changed significantly over the last thirty years but they remain the basic unit in society for caring for each other and raising children, according to this report.

At the time Australian Institute of Family Studies commenced operations in 1980, the...

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Research report

20 May 2010

Children's early experiences are moulded by their family environments - by their relationships with parents, siblings, other family members or friends (and how they spend time with them), and by the characteristics of their home environment and neighbourhood. As children grow, their lives are...

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Research report

03 Jul 2009

This report presents the results of the evaluation of the short-run impacts of the Communities for Children (CfC) initiative on child, family and community outcomes.

The study was based on a three-wave longitudinal study of 2,202 families living in 10 sites that

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Briefing paper

05 Jun 2009

This facts sheet is about the diverse range of families in which Australians live and the diverse ways in which they provide support to one another.

Families are very diverse and take many shapes and forms. They also typically extend across a number of households. Despite...

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Research report

25 May 2009

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the origins of the concepts of social inclusion and exclusion and of key themes and emerging debates about social inclusion in Australia and selected overseas countries.

The concepts of social inclusion and exclusion are closely...

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Research report

08 Dec 2008

This report focuses on children's readiness for school, considering the role of families, schools and communities as facilitators and inhibitors.

The transition from home to school is a major change in children’s lives, being the first compulsory and universal point of...

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