Child development



Report

RECOVER – Reconnecting mothers and children after family violence: the child–parent psychotherapy pilot

This research aims to contribute to a better understanding of the service needs of women and children impacted by intimate partner violence (IPV), particularly the role of recovery interventions in buffering the long-term effects of IPV on families and developing children.
Briefing paper

What is the relationship between childhood maltreatment and early educational outcomes?

This briefing paper summarises key findings from the NSW Child Development Study’s research looking at the relationship between maltreatment of children before entry to school and educational outcomes in primary school.
Report

Systems Leadership for Child Wellbeing project: stage 1 synthesis report

This collaboration between Every Child and the Australian and New Zealand School of Government aims to drive systems leadership and facilitate better integrated support to, and improved outcomes for, children.
Report

Counting pennies 2

Violence against children impacts more than one billion children and costs world economies US$7 trillion annually. This report offers a rare glimpse into the state of donor investment to end violence against children, and offers key findings and recommendations for how to improve the situation...
Report

Understanding the positive discipline practices of parents of children aged one-five years old in Aotearoa New Zealand

This research examined the prosocial parenting strategies that parents choose to use as part of their discipline practices, and the sources of information that influence and support their choices.
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.
Working paper

Delivering evidence based services for all vulnerable families

This working paper provides a summary on the role of family services in promoting child well-being, and then reviews the policy issues at all levels of the family service delivery systems.
Report

Early self-control development: prevalence, persistence and change in a NZ cohort

This study uses data from the contemporary longitudinal Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) study to increase our understanding of self-control development in the first five years of life. The GUiNZ study follows the development of around 6,800 children born in 2009 and 2010. Children...
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).
Briefing paper

Developmental vulnerability and contact with the child protection system

This Evidence to Action Note outlines key findings from the NSW-CDS study, ‘Timing of the first report and highest level of child protection response in association with early developmental vulnerabilities in an Australian population cohort.’
Journal article

Associations between clusters of early life risk factors and developmental vulnerability at age 5: a retrospective cohort study using population-wide linkage of administrative data in Tasmania, Australia

Early childhood is a critical time to address risk factors associated with developmental vulnerability. This study investigates the associations between clusters of early life risk factors and developmental vulnerability in children’s first year of full-time school at age 5.
Briefing paper

NSW children and young people in out-of-home care in 2018: a summary of their views and experiences

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).
Report

The views of children and young people in out-of-home care in NSW: Results from the 2018 NSW out-of-home care and residential care surveys

During 2018, the NSW Department of Communities of Justice (DCJ), formerly Family and Community Services or FACS, conducted two state-wide surveys about the experiences of children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC). This report presents an overview of results from these surveys.
Briefing paper

The early development outcomes of NSW children: results from the Australian Early Development Census

This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note reports the latest findings on how NSW children have been tracking in the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC).
Report

Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

This statistical report for the Childcare and School Teacher Survey provides a summary of the data collected in the survey conducted as part of the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study. The purpose of this report is to provide a useful reference point for policy officers...
Report

To have and to have not: measuring child deprivation and opportunity in Australia

This report, based on longitudinal data, analyses the level of deprivation and wellbeing experienced by Australian children, with particular reference to those living with disability, those living in monetary poverty, and those living in jobless families.
Guide

Why is it difficult for parents to talk to practitioners about their children’s mental health?

This paper is about why it is difficult for some parents to talk to practitioners about their children’s mental health and what practitioners can do to make it easier for parents to have those conversations.
Guide

Sharing information with parents about children’s social and emotional wellbeing: a step-by-step approach

This paper outlines the nine key steps that practitioners can follow to ensure the information they provide to parents about child mental health is high-quality, useful and relevant to their family’s circumstances.
Report

Talking about the science of parenting

This report is designed to help change the conversation about parenting. If we want to give children the best chance of healthy development we need to better support the parents who care for them. We can do this by using and sharing what we know...
Report

Transition to school 2018

Starting school is an important milestone for every child and their family. This report gives us some insight into what contributes to making that process more positive or challenging, from the perspective of the cohort parents.