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There has been growing interest in the implications of paternal fly-in/fly-out employment (FIFO) for families and children. The current research had a dual aim, first to investigate children’s well-being in relation to family functioning and paternal FIFO employment characteristics and, second, to access children’s own...
This study revealed a number of individual, family, community and workplace factors that impact on individual experiences of and adaptation to the FIFO lifestyle.
This report presents a medium- to long-term evaluation of the Communities for Children (CfC) initiative.
This report presents the results of Phase 2 of the Stronger Families in Australia (SFIA) study, an evaluation of the Communities for Children (CfC) initiative....
Since the inception of the role of the Commissioner for Children and Young People WA in December 2007, the approach of the office has been to focus on what the best available research and evidence says about the wellbeing of our youngest citizens.
Abstract: We investigate whether the profile of factors protecting psychosocial functioning of high risk exposed Australian Aboriginal youth are the same as those promoting psychosocial functioning in low risk exposed youth. Data on 1,021 youth aged 12–17 years were drawn from the Western Australian...
The Brotherhood of St Laurence’s longitudinal Life Chances Study started in Melbourne in 1990. The study has comprised ten stages, the most recent completed in 2012 when the children, who were born in 1990, were 21 years old.
This paper presents an overview of...
This paper used Longitudinal Study of Australian Children data to analyse links between parental employment and the wellbeing of families.
The study found that jobless families and families with short part-time hours (fewer than 21 hours) were at considerable financial disadvantage compared to families...
This report finds that specialist homelessness agencies helped more than 157,000 clients and provided more than 3.6 million nights of accommodation in the 6 months from July to December 2012.
In the 6-month period from July to December 2012:...
Developing and implementing a meaningful safety plan is a collaborative process undertaken by the worker and family together to address immediate safety issues and set goals for the intervention. This resource guide describes practical tips to assist family support workers develop and implement a safety...
There is a growing impetus for a more comprehensive approach to understanding and addressing family and domestic violence (FDV) across the broader welfare system. This includes an increased focus on prevention and the interrelationship between sectors such as alcohol and other drugs (AOD), child and...