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This paper provides a snapshot of current practice of therapeutic residential care services conducted in Australia. It reports on the results of an online survey of Australian services, describing their configuration, characteristics and activities. It also summarises the views of services and discusses issues for...
In addition to presenting early data about the transition for services and families, this report provides context for the reform package through a review of the history of child care in Australia and a detailed overview of child care provision and the nature and objectives...
This is the third and final research report for Beyond 18: The Longitudinal study on Leaving Care and describes the key findings from the third wave.
This report contains key findings from the second wave of data collection for Beyond 18: The Longitudinal Study on Leaving Care.
The purpose of this guide is to assist in the implementation of evidence-informed programs and practices in the child and family service sector.
Fathers today are often expected to fulfil the traditional role of 'breadwinner' while taking a more active role in child care. These competing demands can create work–family conflicts. Using data from the Growing Up in Australia longitudinal study, this research explored these conflicts and any...
This paper provides an overview of elder abuse in Australia. It discusses key issues involved in how elder abuse is defined and examines its prevalence, impact and associated risk factors, with a focus on implications of recent research for policy and practice.
The birth of a child changes little for Australian fathers’ working lives, according to recent analysis of employment trends in the past few decades by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Just one in twenty Australian fathers take primary parental leave, which is a low number by global standards. This article looks at why Australian fathers are reluctant to take parental leave, as well as the benefits for both families and businesses of shared parental leave....
This resource provides a definition of ‘needs assessment’ and outlines how to undertake one. This resource is for practitioners and policy makers who want to learn more about the needs assessment process or how to conduct a needs assessment.