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Australian Institute of Family Studies

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AIFS

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Research report

30 Oct 2016

In this paper we present and discuss a snapshot of data describing child protection activity in Australia. The data presented is a summary of the data provided in Child Protection Australia 2014-15 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW], 2016).

In Australia, state and...

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30 Oct 2016

Out-of-home care refers to the care of children and young people up to 18 years who are unable to live with their families (often due to child abuse and neglect). It involves the placement of a child or young person with alternate caregivers on a short- or long-term basis (Victorian Department...

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07 Oct 2016

This report, which has been produced by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, aims to provide valuable insights into family functioning and child development for researchers, policy-makers, and those who provide services and support, as well as the community at large.

Using five...

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09 Sep 2016

According to the Productivity Commission's Report on Government Services, (Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision [SCRGSP], 2016), in the year 2014-15 the following amounts were spent directly on providing services to children who had experienced, or who were...

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31 Aug 2016

This year’s theme, “Stronger Communities, Safer Children”, emphasises that communities matter to children, and asks all Australians to play their part to help protect children and support families within their communities.

In partnership with NAPCAN, the Child Family Community Australia (...

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Discussion paper

22 Jun 2016

A public health approach aims to prevent or reduce a particular illness or social problem in a population by identifying risk indicators. It is an approach that aims to prevent problems occurring in the first place, quickly respond to problems if they do occur, and minimise any long-term effects...

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Guide

24 May 2016

These guidelines have been developed to build the capacity of workers in the sexual assault and alcohol and other drug (AOD) sectors in Victoria to support shared clients who experience both sexual assault trauma and substance use issues.

The guidelines have been prepared by the...

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25 Sep 2015

The Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) is the first large scale prospective longitudinal study on out-of-home care (OOHC) in Australia. It will follow 4,126 children aged 0-17 years old entering OOHC in New South Wales, to examine the developmental wellbeing of children and young people...

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25 Aug 2015

Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is Australia's first nationally representative longitudinal study of child development. The purpose of the study is to provide data that enable a comprehensive understanding of development and life-course...

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11 Nov 2014

This resource sheet reviews past and current programs, research and strategies (both government and non-government) for the prevention and treatment of ear disease in Indigenous children.

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Ear disease and the associated hearing loss are significant...

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01 May 2017

This resource sheet provides information on terminology and phrases used within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities. This information is intended to help service providers and practitioners create safe spaces for members of these...

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19 Apr 2017

Enabling children and young people to understand, identify and raise their safety concerns with a trusted adult and within safe organisations is vital. However, there is little advice provided to adults and institutions about how this might be done in child-centred and child-informed ways....

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08 Feb 2017

This practitioner resource outlines some key considerations for community sector organisations and service providers who are thinking about evaluating the outcomes or impact of a program for Indigenous families or communities.

This resource outlines some issues and common challenges that...

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Research report

11 Jan 2017

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The Forced Adoption Support Services Scoping Study identified a need for support service providers to establish or contribute to local networks to enhance collaboration, referrals and support for people affected by forced adoptions. The Department of...

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12 Dec 2016

Family violence needs to be understood within broader contexts as both a cause and effect of social disadvantage and intergenerational trauma, poor parenting, and substance misuse. It remains a critical social policy issue, placing a huge burden on communities, especially women and children....

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16 Nov 2016

Summary: It is commonly stated that there is a need for flexible child care to be available to parents especially for those who work variable or non-standard hours, given the 24/7 nature of today's labour market. But Australian and international research shows that parents'...

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14 Nov 2016

Practitioners supporting children in out-of-home care are often faced with making difficult decisions about children’s needs. These decisions include where the child will live and how often a child has contact with their family of origin. Children’s attachment needs are one of the factors that...

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02 Nov 2016

Child abuse is associated with an increased risk of gambling problems in adulthood, according to a systematic review published recently in the journal Child Abuse and Neglect. The association was significant for multiple forms of maltreatment, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and...

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30 Oct 2016

In this paper we present and discuss a snapshot of data describing child protection activity in Australia. The data presented is a summary of the data provided in Child Protection Australia 2014-15 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW], 2016).

In Australia, state and...

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30 Oct 2016

Out-of-home care refers to the care of children and young people up to 18 years who are unable to live with their families (often due to child abuse and neglect). It involves the placement of a child or young person with alternate caregivers on a short- or long-term basis (Victorian Department...

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Building a new life in Australia: introducing the longitudinal study of humanitarian migrants

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