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A snapshot of contemporary attitudes to child support. /

by Smyth, Bruce | Weston, Ruth.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2005Description: xiv, 106 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 2005 Includes bibliographical references (p. 87-90)Availability: (1)

Allegations of family violence and child abuse in family law children's proceedings : a pre-reform exploratory study. /

by Moloney, Lawrie | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Smyth, Bruce | Weston, Ruth.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007Description: x, 174 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 130-139) May 2007Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Are social marketing campaigns effective in preventing child abuse and neglect? /

by Horsfall, Briony | Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child rotection Clearinghouse | Bromfield, Leah | McDonald, Myfanwy.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 26-28Summary: Social marketing campaigns are a common strategy for raising awareness about social problems such as child abuse and neglect. However, questions have been raised about the role social marketing campaigns could play, and their potential efficacy in the prevention of child abuse and neglect and in supporting vulnerable children and families. In this NCPC Issues paper, evidence for the impact of media-based social marketing campaigns related to child protection, parenting and child abuse prevention are examined.Availability: (1)

Assessing, training and recruiting Indigenous carers. /

by Higgins, J. R | Butler, N.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover title. "National Child Protection Clearinghouse' -- T.p. verso "This project was conducted as a collaboration between the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care".Summary: In booklet 2, Assessing, training and recruiting Indigenous carers, specific programs that assess and train Indigenous general and kinship carers are profiled, and a model of how successful organisations have conducted effective carer recruitment, based on the findings from Phase 1, is also included.Availability: (1)

Australian Institute of Family Studies [website] / AIFS

by [Australian Institute of Family Studies].

Publisher: 12/09/2002 11:49:52 Australian Institute of Family Studies 2002Online Access: Website Summary: Home page of the Australian Institute of Family Studies, a site for family research, information resources and services, and links to other sites for family research and policy information.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Temperament Project. /

by Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Temperament Project.

Publisher: Melbourne Australian Institute of Family Studies 2006Online Access: website Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 23 May 2006 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Australian Temperament Project (ATP) is a longitudinal study of the psychosocial development of a large and representative sample of Australian children born in the state of Victoria, Australia between September 1982 and January 1983. The study aims to trace the pathways to psychosocial adjustment and maladjustment across the lifespan, and to investigate the contribution of personal, family and environmental factors to development and wellbeing. A major theme throughout has been the influence of an individual's temperament on his/her emotional and behavioural adjustment. The broad issues addressed include: > >the contribution of temperament to a child's emotional, behavioural and school adjustment; > >the impact of family and environmental factors, together with child characteristics, on emotional and behavioural adjustment; > >the factors and processes involved in the progression of childhood behaviour problems (e.g. aggression, hyperactivity, anxiety) to adolescent and adult adjustment difficulties (e.g. antisocial behaviour, substance use, depression); > >genetic influences on temperament and behaviour; > >the development of healthy, socially competent functioning; > >the development of civic mindedness and social responsibility; > >the transition to young adulthood: pathways to occupational and educational participation, the development of interpersonal relationships, and family formation.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian work and family issues : bibliography. /

by Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2003Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aifs.org.au/institute/info/bib/wf.html' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:43:29 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australians working together : evaluation of the impact of activity requirements for parenting payment customers on their children aged 13 15 years. /

by Alexander, Michael | Baxter, Jennifer | Hughes, Jody.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.workplace.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/4157C353-81BE-4403-BE7F-8F568823FC89/0/ImpactonChildrenFinalreport24june2005.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:28:59 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Barriers, incentives and strategies to enchance [enhance] recruitment of Indigenous carers : perspectives of professionals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, non-government agencies and government /

by Bromfield, Leah M | Higgins, Jenny R | Higgins, Daryl J.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (p. 7)Summary: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders? commitment to community is supported by complex personal, family and social obligations of kinship relations that have been central to the economic, social and spiritual life of Indigenous communities for many thousands of years. Yet even with intensive recruitment efforts, organisations have been unable to recruit sufficient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers to meet demand. In response to a shortage of Indigenous carers, some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies have developed innovative strategies to overcome recruitment barriers and recruit new carers.Availability: (1)

Changes in the labour force status of lone and couple Australian mothers, 1983-2002. /

by Gray, Matthew | Qu, Lixia | Renda, Jennifer | De Vaus, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2003Description: viii, 24 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2003 Includes bibliographical references Website : http://www.aifs.gov.auAvailability: (1)

Characteristics of promising Indigenous out-of-home care programs and services. /

by Higgins, J. R | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Butler, N.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover title. "National Child Protection Clearinghouse' -- T.p. verso "This project was conducted as a collaboration between the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care".Summary: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to suffer the intergenerational effects of past welfare practices including the forced removal of their children and dislocation from their communities, country and culture. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people also experience higher levels of poverty and social disadvantage than non-Indigenous Australians. The combined effects of past practices and current disadvantages present Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with extreme challenges in supporting families to ensure children stay safe and are cared for appropriately. ; In booklet 1, Characteristics of promising Indigenous out-of-home care programs and services, common characteristics of the organisations' programs and services that we profiled are outlined. These cover two areas: organisational practice and service delivery.Availability: (1)

Child protection and family law... joining the dots /

by Higgins, Daryl | Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child rotection Clearinghouse | Kaspiew, Rae.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child Protection Clearinghouse 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 21-23Summary: In this paper, we look at the specific issues facing those responsible for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children in the context of parental separation, and the two separate legal systems: family law and child protection. There is a range of ways in which state-based child protection systems intersect with the federal family law system, with some gaps and some areas of overlap. Recent research as well as reports from national inquiries highlights the lack of clarity regarding responsibilities and how families and professionals navigate within and between the systems.Availability: (1)

Children with complex needs : perspectives of professionals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, non-government agencies and government departments. /

by Higgins, Jenny R | Higgins, Daryl J | Bromfield, Leah M.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (p. 6)Availability: (1)

Comprehensive support for Indigenous carers and young people. /

by Higgins, J. R | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Butler, N.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007; Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover title. "National Child Protection Clearinghouse' -- T.p. verso "This project was conducted as a collaboration between the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care".Summary: In booklet 3, Comprehensive support for Indigenous carers and young people, programs that offer comprehensive support for carers and young people are profiled in detail.Availability: (1)

Determinants of Australian mother's employment : an analysis of lone and couple mothers. /

by Gray, Matthew | Qu, Lixia | De Vaus, Davis | Millward, Christine.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2002Description: viii, 24 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references May 2002Availability: (1)

Diversity and change in Australian families : statistical profiles. /

by De Vaus, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2004Description: xvi, 335 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 322-328) and index.Summary: Over the last 25 or so years there is hardly an aspect of family life which has not changed. David de Vaus has produced a snapshot of the changing trends family life in Australia. The information has three main focus areas: ; The diversity of family types: couple families, lone parent families, other family types; ; The changes and transitions a family may experience: partnering and separation, decisions to have children or not, transitions in childhood and adolescence into adulthood; ; The issues affecting families: household expenditure, employment issues, childcare, relationship breakdown, caring for older people and people with disabilities in the family.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Divorce and the wellbeing of older Australians /

by Gray, Matthew | Australian Institute of Family Studies | De Vaus, David | Qu, Lixia | Stanton, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Family Studies [AIFS]. Research paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010Summary: This paper shows that divorce has a long-lasting, negative impact on wellbeing and the effects appear to persist into later life for both men and women. However, the negative effects of divorce on wellbeing are largely confined to those who do not re-partner and remain single. An important difference between men and women is that for women who are divorced and single, negative effects of divorce are found for general health, vitality and mental health, while for men, there appear to be no effects of divorce on these health measures.Availability: (1)

Embedding research in practice : research within Family Relationship Centres in Australia. /

by Caruana, Catherine | Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Family elationships Clearinghouse | Parker, Robyn.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Family Relationships Clearinghouse Briefing ; no..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Reforms to the family law system in Australia in 2006 have added legislative impetus to the view that for most separating parents, courts are not the best place to settle disputes over children following family breakdown. Complementing the reforms is a national network of Family Relationship Centres (FRCs) established to resource families in general, and parents in particular, through difficult life transitions such as separation. ; The action research undertaken by FRCs fosters the development of evidence-informed practice and quality control. This paper surveys a sample of research projects undertaken by FRCs established in funding rounds 1 and 2, and provides some insight into the issues of greatest concern to centres in the first few years of operation, the usefulness of reflective practice in service development, and the experience of the research process where external research partners are involved.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Enhancing family and relationship service accessibility and delivery to culturally and linguistically diverse families in Australia /

by Sawrikar, Pooja | Katz, Ilan.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2008Description: PDF.Availability: No items available

Families and cultural diversity in Australia. /

by Hartley, Robyn (ed.).

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian Institute of Family Studies 1995Description: xvii, 273 p.Notes: Includes index. Cover title: Families & cultural diversity in Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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