Child mental health

NARROWER TERMS
Briefing paper

What is the impact of early childhood maltreatment on mental health outcomes in middle childhood?

This briefing paper outlines the key findings from the research paper entitled, 'Mental disorders in children known to child protection services during early childhood.' It also discusses the implications of this research for policy and practice.
Report

Impacts of COVID-19 on children and young people who contact Kids Helpline

This report examines the types of COVID-19-related concerns that children and young people aged 5 to 25 years raised with Kids Helpline counsellors between January and the end of April 2020.
Briefing paper

What risk factors are associated with being placed in out-of-home care?

This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note presents summary results from two state-wide surveys conducted in 2018 by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) (formerly Family and Community Services or FACS).
Policy report

Children of the pandemic

While the UK Government has taken strong actions to support firms and some workers, this paper argues that further measures are needed to support children and their families.
Report

Changing direction: mental health needs of justice-involved young people in Australia

This report presents findings on the mental health of 465 justice-involved young people. Findings are drawn from a wider survey of the mental, sexual and reproductive health of young people (14–17 years old) in contact with the justice system conducted in Queensland and Western Australia...
Article

Fathers' work and family conflicts and the outcomes for children's mental health

Fathers’ experiences of competing demands in parenting and work domains suggest that increasing work–family conflicts are an issue for many families.
Report

Growing up in Australia: the longitudinal study of Australian children

Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is Australia’s first nationally representative longitudinal study of child development. LSAC provides valuable data about children, their families and their wider environments, and enables researchers and policy makers to have a comprehensive understanding of...
Report

Lost, not forgotten

This inquiry report examines the deaths by suicide of 35 children and young people within 12 months of their involvement in child protection over the period 1 April 2007–1 April 2019. The report highlights the chasm between formal, coercive child protection interventions, and a child...
Draft report

Mental health: draft report

The Productivity Commission estimates that mental ill-health and suicide are costing Australia up to $180 billion per year and treatment and services are not meeting community expectations. This report includes a comprehensive set of reforms to reorient the mental health system to close service gaps...
Report

Ngā Tau Mīharo o Aotearoa: Incredible Years Parenting Programme - social impact report

This report is one of the first Social Return on Investment (SROI) analyses to investigate the impact of the IYP Programme on Māori. It describes the SROI analysis of the Incredible Years Parenting (IYP) Programme delivered by Te Whānau o Waipareira in New Zealand.