The Career Readiness for Young Parents (CRFYP) program is a Commonwealth-funded project, supported by the federal Department of Social Services. This report outlines the findings of an evaluation of the program which supported young parents from selected low socio-economic neighbourhoods in Perth.
This paper reports findings from analysis of Department of Communities and Justice (NSW) child protection data looking at the relationship between maternal age and child protection contact and discuss implications for policy and practice.
Support for young parents has been a neglected area of policy and practice development in Australia. However, there is now increased focus on addressing the needs of young parents and their children at both state and federal government levels. This literature review identifies key elements...
This Infographic displays key findings from an analysis of children who were reported to the NSW child protection system in 2016–2017 as being at risk of significant harm (ROSH), and had at least one teenage parent at the time of the report.
This brief presents an analysis of children who were reported to the NSW child protection system in 2016–2017 as being at risk of significant harm (ROSH), and had at least one teenage parent at the time of the report. The data analysed was from the...
The overall aim of this study is to collect detailed information about the life course development of children who enter OOHC for the first time and the factors that influence their development.
Parenthood is a major life transition. Although becoming a parent is a time of great joy and celebration, often the experience of motherhood is not what new mothers expected. Many women struggle with the countless changes and challenges associated with adjusting their lives to accommodate...
Education and labor market consequences of teenage childbearing: evidence using the timing of pregnancy outcomes and community fixed effects
The question of whether giving birth as a teenager has negative economic consequences for the mother remains controversial despite substantial research. In this paper, the authors build upon existing literature, especially the literature that uses the experience of teenagers who had a miscarriage as the...