Child development

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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).
Report

Better system, better chances

Effective prevention and early intervention is possibly the most promising strategy for changing the trajectories of children. There is clear evidence that children’s life chances are influenced by their families and communities and that they are able to be changed for the better. Improving the...
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.
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

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).
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

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

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.
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.