Child development

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.
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

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

Counting pennies

This report provides an estimate of how much international aid was spent to end violence against children in one year, based on the latest data available.
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 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.
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.’
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).