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A last resort? : national inquiry into children in immigration detention [summary guide]/

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2004Description: 72 p.Online Access: Electronic Copy Notes: April 2004Availability: Electronic Copy (1)

A last resort? : national inquiry into children in immigration detention /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2004Description: 925 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: Preface -- Executive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Inquiry methodology -- 3. Setting the scene : children in immigration detention -- 4. Australia's human rights obligations -- 5. Mechanisms to protect the human rights of children in immigration detention -- 6. Australia's immigration detention policy and practice -- 7. Refugee status determination for children in immigration detention -- 8. Safety in immigration detention -- 9. Mental health of children in immigration detention -- 10. Physical health of children in immigration detention -- 11. Children with disabilities in immigration detention -- 12. Education for children in immigration detention -- 13. Recreation for children in immigration detention -- 14. Unaccompanied children in immigration detention -- 15. Religion, culture and language for children in immigration detention -- 16. Temporary Protection Visas for children released from immigration detention -- 17. Major findings and recommendations of the Inquiry -- Appendices April 2004Availability: (1)

An integrated approach to early childhood development /

by Moore, Tim | Benevolent Society | Skinner, Alexandra.

Publisher: Paddington, N.S.W. Benevolent Society 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 36-43Summary: This paper was prepared by the Centre for Community Child Health, and commissioned by The Benevolent Society (TBS) to provide advice on how to move towards greater integration of the various elements of support and / or services needed by children and their families.Availability: (1)

Child dental health survey Australia 2007 /

by Ha, Diep H | Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health | Amarasena, Najith | Mejia, Gloria C | Roberts-Thomson, Kaye | Ellershaw, Anne C.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2012Description: PDF.Other title: 30-year trends in child oral health.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 38 - 49Summary: This report describes the state of oral health of Australian children examined by school dental service (SDS) staff in 2007. It also describes trends in oral health of Australian children between 1989 and 2007. The most recent findings are drawn from the 2007 Child Dental Health Survey (CDHS) which analysed the data of 110,014 children aged 4 to 15 from most states and territories. The longer term trends highlight results for children aged 6 and 12 as these are the standard age groups for reporting on dental caries experience in the deciduous and permanent teeth respectively. Due to missing data from Victoria, any comparisons with previous years or international statistics should be made with caution. The figures presented over 30 years are drawn from previous CDHSs and monitoring undertaken by the (then)Commonwealth Department of HealthAvailability: (1)

Child poverty in perspective : an overview of child well-being in rich countries /

by United Nations Children's Fund.

Publisher: Florence, Italy The United Nations Children s Fund 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Children of the 21st Century : first five years : volume 2 /

by Hansen, Kirstine (ed.) | Joshi, Heather (ed.) | Dex, Shirley (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2010Description: xvi, 298 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1.Introduction / Heather Joshi / Shirley Dex / Kirstine Hansen -- 2.Child poverty in the first five years of life / John Holmes / Jonathan Bradshaw -- 3.Ethnicity, community and social capital / Alice Sullivan -- 4.Parental relationships and parenting / Elizabeth Jones -- 5.Partnership trajectories, parent and child well-being / Kathleen Kiernan / Fiona Mensah -- 6.Employment trajectories and ethnic diversity / Kelly Ward / Shirley Dex -- 7.Neighbourhoods and residential mobility / Heather Joshi / John McDonald / Sosthenes Ketende -- 8.Childcare in the pre-school years / Elizabeth Jones / Kathy Sylva / Heather Joshi / Sandra Mathers / Fiona Roberts -- 9.Intergenerational inequality in Early Years assessments / Stephen Machin / Jo Blanden -- 10.Ethnic inequalities in child outcomes / Luke Sibieta / Lorraine Dearden -- 11.School choice / Anna Vignoles / Kirstine Hansen -- 12.Teacher assessments in the first year of school / Kirstine Hansen -- Contents note continued: 13.Childhood overweight and obesity / Carol Dezateux / Catherine Law / Tim Cole / Summer Sherburne Hawkins / Lucy Jane Griffiths -- 14.Resilience in children's development / Elizabeth Jones / Helen Cheng / Ingrid Schoon -- 15.Parental and child health / Melanie Bartley / Yvonne Kelly -- 16.Conclusions / Heather Joshi / Kirstine Hansen / Shirley Dex.Summary: This book documents the first five years of life of the children of the influential Millennium Cohort Study, which is tracking almost 19,000 babies born in 2000 and 2001 in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This book is the second in a series of books which will report on the findings from the data and follows on from "Children of the 21st Century: From Birth to Nine Months" (The Policy Press, 2005). It takes an extended look at the children's lives and development as they grow and begin formal education, and the implications for family policy, and service planning in health and social services. The chapters in this book are written by experts across a wide range of social science and health fields and form a unique look at the early lives of children that cuts across disciplinary boundaries. It is essential reading for academics, students and researchers in these fields. It will also be of interest to policy makers and practitioners with an interest in children's early years, family life, child development, child poverty, childcare and education and health care.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dental decay among Australian children /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011Description: PDF.Other title: AIHW Dental Statistics and Research Unit research report ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2011Summary: This report provides information on the dental decay experience of Australian children from the Child Dental Health Survey (CDHS) 2005. Data for this survey have been derived from routine examination data from a random sample of children enrolled in the School Dental Service (SDS). Decay experience is measured by the number of decayed, missing and filled teeth.Availability: (1)

Expenditures on children by families, 2010 /

by Lino, Mark | United States. Department of Agriculture. Center for utrition Policy and Promotion.

Publisher: Alexandria, Virginia U.S. Department of Agriculture. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Cost of raising a child report.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Miscellaneous publication number 1528-2010 Bibliography : pp. 24-25Summary: Since 1960, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided estimates of expenditures on children from birth through age 17. This technical report presents the most recent estimates for husband-wife and single-parent families using data from the 2005-06 Consumer Expenditure Survey, updated to 2010 dollars using the Consumer Price Index. Data and methods used in calculating annual child-rearing expenses are described. Estimates are provided for major components of the budget by age of child, family income, and region of residence. For the overall United States, annual child-rearing expense estimates ranged between Availability: (1)

Headline indicators : for children's health, development and wellbeing 2011 /

by Eldridge, Deanna | Beneforti, Mary | Macdonald, Malcolm | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cat. No. PHE 144 Bibliography : p. 138-146Summary: This report provides the latest available information on how Australia's children aged 0-12 years are faring according to the Children's Headline Indicators-19 priority areas covering health status, risk and protective factors, early learning and care, and family and community environments. The Children's Headline Indicators are designed to help guide and evaluate policy development by measuring progress on agreed priority areas for children, and have been endorsed by Ministerial Councils for health, community and disability services, and education. Australian children are faring well, but results vary between states and territories, and across particular population groups, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and those in remote or socioeconomically disadvantaged areas. It is clear, therefore, that there is scope for further gains across a number of indicators.Availability: (1)

Headline indicators for children's health, development and wellbeing /

by Victoria. Department of Human Services.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Department of Human Services 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2006 Publications Number: P3-3659 Prepared by the Victorian Government Department of Human Services on behalf of the Australian Health Ministers' Conference and the Community and Disability Services Ministers' ConferenceSummary: In 2005, the Australian Health Ministers' Conference (AHMC) and the Community and Disability Services Ministers' Conference (CDSMC) approved a project to develop a set of national, jurisdictionally agreed Headline Indicators to monitor the health, development and wellbeing of Australian children and to explore processes to facilitate ongoing data collation, analysis and reporting through a program to support Headline Indicators. This is one of four projects within the Child Health and Wellbeing Reform Initiative (led by the Northern Territory [NT]), aimed to improve child health, development and wellbeing. The Child Health and Wellbeing Subcommittee is committed to overseeing this work, and other projects begun under the Child Health Reform Initiative Project, since the disbanding of the National Public Health Partnership and Child and Youth Health Intergovernmental Partnership (CHIP). Informed by the emerging priorities of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and Australian Health Ministers' Conference (AHMC), the Subcommittee has a national leadership role in promoting and advocating for child health, development and wellbeing.Availability: (1)

Health impact assessment of the Northern Territory Emergency Response /

by Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 56-58)Summary: "AIDA has conducted a health impact assessment of the Northern Territory Emergency Response in collaboration with the University of New South Wales' Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation, and with assistance and financial support from the Fred Hollows Foundation. The report raises serious concerns about the continued future wellbeing of Indigenous children and families under the Northern Territory Intervention. The report assesses the potential health impacts of the Intervention on all aspects of Indigenous health and wellbeing, not just physical health. Using methodology endorsed by the World Health Organisation, the report found that the Intervention would potentially lead to ?profound? long-term damage, and that any potential benefits to physical health were largely outweighed by negative impacts to psychological health, social health and wellbeing as well as cultural integrity. The report also found that the increasing levels of mistrust caused by the previous government?s ill-conceived and rushed implementation of the Intervention will continue to compromise the current government's ability to work in partnership with Aboriginal communities to achieve shared objectives."--AIDA web site.Availability: (1)

How is learning enhanced through improved health and nutrition? Are there key health issues impacting differently on the learning of children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Indigenous backgrounds? /

by Williams, Irene | The Smith Family.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Smith Family 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 48-54Summary: This literature review addresses the question 'How is learning enhanced through improved health and nutrition?' Are there key health issues impacting differently on the learning of children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Indigenous backgrounds?Availability: (1)

Identifying indicators and tools for measuring social and emotional healthy living : Children ages 5-12 years /

by Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly | University of British Columbia. Department of Educational nd Counseling Psychology, and Special Education | Stewart Lawlor, Molly | Oberle, Eva | Thomson, Kimberly.

Publisher: Vancouver, Canada University of British Columbia 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Apirl 2009 Spring Final ReportSummary: Understanding the factors that predict children's successful adaptation is a fundamental interest of parents, teachers, and those societal agencies that wish to find ways in which to guide children on a positive developmental path. Such knowledge affords these individuals who influence children's development a deep understanding of the mechanisms and processes that may propel children away from or toward maladaptation and poor mental health and hence enables the creation and implementation of preventive efforts that promote positive development and prevent detrimental outcomes in childhood. Despite much progress in the field, however, the extant research during the past several decades has been almost exclusively devoted to identifying the predictors of negative facets of development, such as aggression and other antisocial outcomes, with scant attention paid to the discovery of factors that are associated with positive aspects of development and social and emotional health characteristics such as optimism, happiness, hope, compassion, and altruism. Most recently, there is an emerging paradigm shift occurring in psychology, education, and related fields - the prevailing focus on the negative factors that lead to poor outcomes is giving way to a focus on the positive factors that lead toward mental health and well-being.Availability: (1)

Little Australians : differences in early childhood development /

by Gong, Cathy | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | McNamara, Justine | Cassells, Rebecca.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. University of Canberra, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling 2011Description: PDF.Other title: AMP.NATSEM income and wealth report : issue 28.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2011 Bibliography : p. 20Summary: Four to five year old Australian children that are read to frequently, are in financially stable families, safe neighbourhoods, live in the city, and are female, perform better than their peers when it comes to their development, according to the latest AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report. The latest AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report: Little Australians uses data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children to measure differences in the development of Australian children aged four to five in three different domains: physical health; social and emotional functioning; and learning and cognitive development and also provides an overall development measure which incorporates all three domains.Availability: (1)

Mortality of children and parental disadvantage . /

by Yu, Peng.

Publisher: 2007Description: PDF.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Psychological well being of child and adolescent refugee and asylum seekers : overview of major research findings of the past ten years. /

by Thomas, Trang | Lau, Winnie.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2002Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.humanrights.gov.au/human_rights/children_detention/psy_review.html' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:20:56 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The kids in detention story : submission to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. /

by Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2002Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://home.vicnet.net.au/~rrrc/docs/hreoc-submission.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:40:40 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Sage handbook of child research /

by Melton, Gary B. (ed.) | Ben-Arieh, Asher (ed.) | Cashmore, Judith | Goodman, Gary S. (ed.) | Worley, Natalie K. (ed.).

Edition: / Discrimination & Race RelationsPublisher: London, U.K. Sage 2014Description: xxii, 647 p.: ill.Notes: Contents: 1.The Nature and Scope of Child Research: Learning About Children's Lives / Ekaterina Yazykova -- pt. I SETTING-SPECIFIC ISSUES IN CHILD RESEARCH -- 2.The Settings of Childhood / Asher Ben-Arieh -- 3.Childhood as a Legal Status / Roger J.R. Levesque -- 4.Children as Political Actors / Anna Skosireva -- 5.Children, Religion, and Spiritual Development: Reframing a Research Agenda / Eugene C. Roehlkepartain -- 6.Children as Patients / Priscilla Alderson -- 7.Children as Consumers / Ivar Pr nes -- 8.Young Children as Learners / Jan Kampmann -- 9.Children as Family Members / Becky Tipper -- 10.Children as Friends / Kristina L. McDonald -- pt. II POPULATION-SPECIFIC ISSUES IN CHILD RESEARCH -- 11.Children in Exceptional Circumstances / Judith Cashmore -- 12.Research on Ethnic Minority Children: A Tale of Risk and Resilience / Dari Jigjidsuren -- 13.Sexual Minority Youth and Youth with Sexual Minority Parents / Charlotte J. Patterson -- Contents note continued: 14.Children Who Have Disabilities / Bryony Beresford -- 15.Youth Who Have Broken the Law / Scott W. Henggeler -- 16.Children as Witnesses / Gail S. Goodman -- 17.Child Maltreatment and Bullying / Ingrid M. Cordon -- 18.Children Living Away from Home / Judith Cashmore -- 19.Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Displaced Persons: Children in Precarious Positions / Jacqueline J. Goodnow -- pt. III METHODS IN RESEARCH ON CHILDREN AND CHILDHOOD -- 20.Challenges and Innovations in Research on Childhood / Gail S. Goodman -- 21.Interviewing Children: A Primer / Lorinda B. Camparo -- 22.Children as Self-Informants in Longitudinal Studies: Substantive Findings and Methodological Issues / Amy Dworsky -- 23.Use of Administrative Data in Childhood Research / Bong Joo Lee -- 24.Children Taking Photos and Photographs: A Route to Children's Involvement and Participation and a `Bridge' to Exploring Children's Everyday Lives / Kim Rasmussen -- 25.Time-Use Studies / Lyn Craig -- 26.Parents' Reports about Their Children's Lives / Marc H. Bornstein -- 27.Adults' Memories of Their Own Childhoods / Ryan A. Dickson -- 28.School-Aged Children as Sources of Information about Their Lives / Asher Ben-Arieh -- 29.Infants and Young Children as Sources of Information about Their Own Lives: Methodology and Findings / Karen Tustin -- 30.Children as Researchers: We Have a Lot to Learn / Tove I. Dahl.Summary: This authoritative Handbook takes its lead from a number of key assumptions on the subject of research methods for child-related research. These include, to name but a couple of examples: the importance of recognising the significance of the different contexts in which children find themselves in determining the nature of appropriate research methods, and the importance of having clear ethical guidelines and standards governing the research activities of those involved in research on and with children. Accommodating basic principles such as these, this handbook aims to provide researchers, practitioners and scholars with an interest in undertaking research with children with a comprehensive and definitive manual. The book is divided into three parts, to allow for ease of navigation of the thematic structure: * Part I: Setting-Specific Issues in Child Research * Part II: Population-Specific Issues in Child Research * Part III: Methods in Research on Children and ChildhoodAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

What works in reducing inequalities in child health /

by Roberts, Helen.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2012Description: xi, 170 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: The UK has a deservedly strong reputation for work on understanding social inequalities in health. But there is some way to go in ensuring that research and other types of knowledge are used to reduce inequalities in child health. This revised and updated edition of an important report looks at macro public policy interventions, community interventions, and individual level interventions in a variety of settings, and for a range of populations: infancy, early years, childhood and adolescence, and those with particular needs including looked after children. It considers 'what works' in practice. There are new case studies, updated research, and reference to cost effectiveness - particularly relevant for doing the right thing in a climate of austerity. Drawing on evidence from the UK and beyond, the book presents these in an accessible form not just for those who make decisions now, but also for the students of today who are the decision makers of tomorrow.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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