Early childhood intervention

NARROWER TERMS


Report

What works to improve young children’s social, emotional and behavioural wellbeing?

This rapid evidence review identifies national and international prevention and early intervention programs that are effective at improving the social, emotional and behavioural health of at-risk children under the age of five.
Briefing paper

Impact of maternal age on children coming into contact with the child protection system

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.
Briefing paper

Leaving care planning: what are the views of young people in out-of-home care?

This paper provides an overview of what young people think about the leaving care support they receive, with findings drawn from two surveys, the 2018 NSW OOHC Survey and the NSW Residential Care Survey.
Briefing paper

Participation in decision making: what are the views of children and young people in out-of-home care?

This paper provides an overview of the views of children and young people about whether they have a say in decisions that impact on their lives and whether they feel listened to, with findings drawn from two surveys, the 2018 NSW OOHC Survey and the...
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...
Report

The impact of inequalities in the early years on outcomes over the life course

This report draws together research from international academics and policy-makers on the impact of childhood inequalities on life outcomes across a broad range of topics including education, crime and well-being.
Report

Provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention approach

This report makes twenty recommendations which aim to strengthen the effectiveness of the NDIS to ensure that children can be appropriately supported to reach their full potential.
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Early childhood intervention: assessing the evidence

Analysis of Australian longitudinal data, collected through the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and the Australian Temperament Project, affirms that what happens early in a child’s life can continue to exert an effect throughout childhood. This creates a theoretical window of opportunity to improve a...
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The stronger families in Australia (SFIA) study: phase 2

This report presents a medium- to long-term evaluation of the Communities for Children (CfC) initiative. Executive summary This report presents the results of Phase 2 of the Stronger Families in Australia (SFIA) study, an evaluation of the Communities for Children (CfC) initiative. The focus is...
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Reviewing the evidence on the effectiveness of early childhood intervention

In June 2011, Senator the Hon Jan McLucas asked the Department to seek expert advice about evidence for early intervention in relation to the types of childhood disability and developmental delay that were ineligible for Better Start for Children with Disability (Better Start) assistance, including...
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Children beyond dispute

This four year follow-up study assesses outcomes from post-separation family dispute resolution. It compares outcomes for two groups of separated parents who attended mediation over parenting disputes and engaged either in Child Focused mediation or in Child Inclusive mediation.
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The school readiness of Australian Indigenous children: a review of the literature

This review of the literature is primarily a search for and synopsis of the research evidence that underpins the school readiness of Indigenous Australian children. This review is in four sections. First, definitions of school readiness are outlined and their applicability to the Indigenous population...
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The efficacy of early childhood interventions

This report works towards producing an evidence base concerning the efficacy of early childhood interventions in Australia.