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Young carers suffer a substantial negative impact on their academic achievement arising from their time spent caring for others.
This paper defines the types of supported playgroups and varying models of implementation in operation in Australia, and assesses the evaluation evidence for their benefits to parents and children.
Supported playgroups are playgroups run by a paid facilitator that aim to support families with...
Provides a profile of mothers' and children's educational expectations and whether these change over time.
The research shows that the educational expectations of parents and children are important factors in predicting children's educational achievements and occupational outcomes. This chapter provides a...
Presents information about the types of child care used by children in Australia, highlighting how arrangements change as children grow, and how they vary for families of different characteristics.
Summary Child care and early childhood education hold a key place in the wellbeing...
Increasingly, organisations are expected to demonstrate, and document, the differences their services are making for children, families and communities (McCoy, Rose, & Connolly, 2013; 2014). Evaluation and research helps to respond to this demand. Evidence gained through these activities helps to identify whether programs have...
This guide aims to provide practitioners and other professionals with information on school bullying and ways to work with and support families with a child who is bullying others.
When children bully others at school, they are at significant risk of...
This guide is part of a compendium of resources focusing on children who bully at school, which focuses on effective ways of working with families to interrupt the continuity from school bullying to later adverse life outcomes.
It’s hard for any...
Examines children who bully at school, and specifically on the ways in which parenting and family functioning underpin a child's bullying behaviour.
School bullying is a serious problem worldwide. There is now strong evidence to indicate that children who bully at...
Introduction: Middle childhood and adolescence (the "tween and teen years") reflect the prime importance of parenting and positive family functioning to support young travellers on the journey to adulthood. Australia's suite of longitudinal studies, including the Australian Temperament Project (now in its 33rd year)...
This Resource Sheet examines evidence for the effectiveness of mentoring programs in helping to set Indigenous young people at risk of engaging in antisocial and risky behaviours on healthier life pathways.
Mentoring is a relationship intervention strategy that research is showing...