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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...
The Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) commissioned the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) in 2014 to assist with the establishment of a panel of experts to help agencies funded under the department's Families and Children Activity. The Families and Children Activity provides...
Therapeutic residential care is becoming an increasingly relevant out-of-home care option for children and young people with multiple and complex needs.
It is a new and developing approach in Australia, one aimed not simply at containment of the “hard cases” - as is often...
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 psychological maltreatment....