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Morag Donaldson explains the welfare jurisdiction of the Family Court by highlighting its historic roots and noting some of the cases in which it has been applied.
She also examines the concept and extent of parental responsibility in so far as it relates to...
The study described here sought to classify male domestic partner abusers by characteristics and determine whether groups responded differently to a behaviour change program.
It was found that some abusers appeared to derive greater benefits than others from the twelve-week program. A fuller report...
Violence, threats and intimidation confront many professionals working in the area of child protection. Freda Briggs, Donna Broadhurst and Russell Hawkins find that workers across a range of professions may be subjected to a variety of stressful and damaging behaviours that can impact on their...
Volume 11 number 2, 2003, contains articles on child protection and infant harm, empowering children through the arts, a report on sibling sexual abuse, and violence in the media and its effects on children.
This report provides comprehensive information on child protection services provided by state and territory community service departments. It contains data for 2002-03, as well as trend data on child protection notifications, investigations and substantiations, children on care and protection orders and children in out-of-home care....
Upwards of, and possibly more than 500 000 Australians experienced care in an orphanage, Home or other form of out-of-home care during the last century. As many of these people have had a family it is highly likely that every Australian either was, is related...