Children

Journal article

1 Dec 2017

Background

Atopic eczema is a relapsing inflammatory skin condition that can be lifelong. Management of eczema is often focused on infants, with many school-aged children undertreated. Uncontrolled eczema has a significant impact on the quality of life of the child and their family....

Journal article

1 Dec 2017

Background

Major depressive disorder (MDD) in children (5–12 years of age) is a confronting and serious psychiatric illness. MDD has significant ramifications for the psychosocial development of the child, yet it remains under-recognised and undertreated. General practice is where these children and their...

Research report

15 Nov 2017

This report builds on the earlier work by addressing a number of critical questions about effective approaches to coordination of injury prevention initiatives. Drawing on comparable systems nationally and internationally, as well as expert stakeholder interviews throughout 2016, the report identifies strategic directions for coordination...

Report

3 Nov 2017

There is a current focus in Australia on improving levels of family preservation and reducing the number of children entering out-of-home care (OOHC). However, national-level data regarding admissions to OOHC have been limited. This bulletin presents previously unpublished national trends in the number and rate...

Discussion paper

16 Oct 2017

While a number of initiatives exist to address the needs of LGBTI children and young people, there is a lack of clear direction and oversight at a more systemic level. There is no clear responsibility across the WA State government to ensure the rights and...

Journal article

10 Oct 2017

Summary

Background: Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity...

Working paper

26 Sep 2017

Using 1995-2015 Dutch marriage registry data, we show that daughters are associated with higher divorce risks, but only when they are 13 to 18 years old. There are no detectable gender differences before or after those ages. These age-specific findings are at odds with son-preference...

Research report

25 Sep 2017

This paper takes a comprehensive look at the latest evidence regarding the significance of the first 1000 days, and the biological, global, environmental and social factors that influence children’s outcomes during this critical period of development (and beyond). The paper revealed that there are multiple...

Research report

25 Sep 2017

This paper summarises the latest evidence regarding the significance of the first 1000 days, and the biological, global, environmental and social factors that influence children’s outcomes during this critical period of development (and beyond).

The paper revealed that there are multiple influences on children’s...

Research report

18 Sep 2017

In 2017, Royal Far West commissioned the Centre for Community Child Health to undertake a review of the health and development and wellbeing of children in rural and remote Australia.

The report;

profiled the population characteristics of children in rural and remote Australia...

Fact sheet

30 Aug 2017

Each year NAPCAN coordinates National Child Protection Week to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, and spread the message that “Protecting children is everyone’s business”. NAPCAN’s campaign aims to provide communities and individuals with practical information on how to “Play Your...

Report

25 Aug 2017

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 inform research into the development and life-course trajectories of Australian children and young people.

The...

Report

15 Jun 2017

Issued by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries is the first report to assess the status of children in 41 high-income countries of the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Economic...

Research report

31 May 2017

This Final Report is one of four publications resulting from The Melbourne Children’s Knowledge Translation and Research Impact Project. The Melbourne Children’s Knowledge Translation and Research Impact Framework, and the findings and recommendations in the Final Report are based on an analysis of the Discussion...

Journal article

12 Apr 2017

Introduction

In Australia, child protection law and family law perform different functions in relation to children. On one hand, child protection law is legislated by the states and territories and is considered to be an area of public law. Child protection law can...

Article

18 Mar 2017

Tasmania’s child and family centres (Centres) provide a single entry point to early childhood services (ECS) for children and families living in amongst the most disadvantaged communities in Australia. This study investigated the impact of Centres on parents’ use and experiences of ECS using a...

Research report

14 Mar 2017

Summary

This report presents information on ear and hearing health outreach services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory. The Australian Government funded these programs and the Northern Territory Government delivered them.

Service delivery...

Research report

23 Jan 2017

Summary Four international studies have found that the youngest children in a school class are more likely than their class- mates to receive pharmacological treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We investigated whether this late birth date effect applies to children in Western Australia....

Research report

19 Dec 2016

Summary

Adoption numbers continued to decline

In 2015–16, 278 adoptions were recorded as finalised. This is the lowest annual number of adoptions on record, and is a fall of 5% from the 292 adoptions in 2014–15, and of 74% from the...

Technical report

13 Dec 2016

The Child Poverty Monitor and this Technical Report provide data on a set of indicators that assess aspects of child poverty in New Zealand and their implications for child wellbeing. In it are data on income and non-income measures of poverty, including measures that reflect...