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Australasian Human Development Association (AHDA) /

by Australasian Human Development Association.

Publisher: 11/27/2002 09:11:41http://www.ahda.auckland.ac.nz/c_ahda1.htm 2005Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 11/27/2002 09:11:41 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Australasian Human Development Association (AHDA) is a multidisciplinary, non-profit association formed in the early 1980s. Its' goals are to foster and promote research on human development at all stages of the lifespan: prenatal development, infancy and childhood, adolescence and adulthood. The association aims to promote the application of research findings to inform professional practice in various disciplines, as well as to inform social policy concerned with individual development, families and communities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Barriers to inclusion and successful engagement of parents in mainstream services /

by Katz, Ilan | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | La Placa, Vincent | Hunter, Sarah.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 22-30Summary: The primary focus of this review is on research evidence addressing the barriers that parents face in engaging with mainstream support services, and the ways that services have successfully responded to overcoming those barriers. The review takes a broad view of 'mainstream' services, and includes health, education, social services, youth justice and leisure services.Availability: (1)

Building the brain's 'air traffic control' system : how early experiences shape the development of executive function /

by Himeur, Yamina (ed.) | Center on the Developing Child | Goyol, Kitka (ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, MA Harvard University. Centre on the Developing Child 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Center on the Developing Child working paper ; no. 11.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011 Bibliography pp. 13-17Summary: Being able to focus, hold, and work with information in mind, filter distractions, and switch gears is like having an air traffic control system at a busy airport to manage the arrivals and departures of dozens of planes on multiple runways. In the brain, this air traffic control mechanism is called executive functioning, a group of skills that helps us to focus on multiple streams of information at the same time, and revise plans as necessary. Acquiring the early building blocks of these skills is one of the most important and challenging tasks of the early childhood years, and the opportunity to build further on these rudimentary capacities is critical to healthy development through middle childhood, adolescence, and into early adult life.Availability: (1)

Child neglect and the Little Children Are Sacred Report /

by Flaherty, Nettie | Goddard, Chris.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Children are people too : a parent's guide to young children's behaviour. /

by Porter, Louise.

Edition: 4th. ed.Publisher: Bowden, S.A. Easy Street Publications 2006Description: 284 p.: ill.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Children's sense of safety : children's experiences of childhood in contemporary Australia. /

by Tucci, Joe | Mitchell, Janise | Goddard, Chris.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Australian Childhood Foundation 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.childhood.org.au/downloads/Childrens%20sense%20of%20safety%202008.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:46 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Children's well-being in UK, Sweden and Spain : the role of inequality and materialism - a qualitative study /

by Nairn, Agnes | Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute.

Publisher: Billericay, U.K. UNICEF 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Appendices pp. 74-90Summary: UNICEF's Report Card 7, published in 2007, put the low well-being of children in the UK firmly on the agenda. Compared with 20 other OECD2 countries, including substantially poorer countries such as Poland and Greece, the UK came bottom on three out of six dimensions of well-being, and came bottom overall in the league table. Other indices of children's well-being have also found the UK to be doing badly. UNICEF UK wished to understand this poor performance and how it relates to children's rights and well-being within the UK. To explore some of the potential drivers worth further investigation, UNICEF UK commissioned a scoping study. This reviewed the available data and literature to consider the factors which appeared to account for between-country differences in child well-being at an international level.Availability: (1)

Costs of children : research commissioned by the Ministerial Taskforce on Child Support. /

by Henman, Paul | Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and ndigenous Affairs | Percival, Richard | Harding, Ann.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2007Description: vi, 115 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-113) Contents: Updated costs of children using Australian budget standards / Paul Henman -- The estimated costs of children in Australian families in 2005-06 / Richard Percival and Ann Harding -- Costs of children and equivalence scales: a review of methodological issues and Australian estimates / Matthew Gray. FaCSIA0101.07.06Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Cross-national comparison of the impact of children on adult time . /

by Craig, Lyn.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2004Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Early home learning matters : a brief guide for practioners /

by Roberts, Kim | Family and Parenting Institute.

Publisher: London, U.K. Family and Parenting Institute 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This is the short companion volume to "Early Home Learning Matters: A good practice guide" by Kim RobertsSummary: This brief guide provides an overview of the key messages for practitioners contained in "Early Home Learning Matters: A good practice guide". This is an essential resource for anyone working with parents of children from birth to five years of age, or developing early years services. The link between social deprivation and poor outcomes for children is well established but, crucially, it is not set in stone. What the evidence also tells us is that when parents provide the experiences that children need for their early development, this has a huge and lasting impact on their future wellbeing and achievement, irrespective of their parents, of material or educational background. Involving and supporting parents by working in partnership is therefore an essential part of early years services.Availability: (1)

Early home learning matters : a brief guide for practitioners /

by Roberts, Kim | Great Britain. Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Publisher: London Family and Parenting Institute 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Title from cover. This short companion to 'Early home learning matters: a good practice guide' ... --introduction. Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This brief guide provides an overview of the key messages for practitioners contained in Early Home Learning Matters: A good practice guide. This is an essential resource for anyone working with parents of children from birth to five years of age, or developing early years servicesAvailability: (1)

Eleven plus : life chances and family income : summary article

by Taylor, Janet | Fraser, Alex.

Notes: Summary article in 'The Journal of the Queensland Association of State School Principles'Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
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Engaging parents in raising achievement : do parents know they matter? /

by Harris, Alma | University of Warwick | Goodall, Janet.

Publisher: Department of Children, Schools Families 2007Description: PDF.Other title: Research Report DCSF-RW004.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A research project commissioned by the Specialist Schools and Academic TrustSummary: Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising achievement in schools. Where parents and teachers work together to improve learning, the gains in achievement are significant. [Extract from executive summary]Availability: (1)

Growing up in Australia : 2007 longitudinal study of Australian children research conference. /

by Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007Description: HTML.Summary: LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN (LSAC)Availability: No items available

Issues of childrearing and poverty among Asian immigrants / Janet Taylor.

by Taylor, Janet, 1945- | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. : Brotherhood of St. Laurence, 1994Description: 22 p. ; 30 cm.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Life chances /

by Deacon, Kim | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Miller, Gregory.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Film Finance Corporation Ltd and Film Projects Pty Ltd 1995Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.Notes: Janet Taylor Distributed by Film Australia. Produced in association with The Brotherhood of St. Laurence. Produced with the assistance of NSW Film and TV Office. Family & early yearsSummary: LIFE CHANCES tells the stories of seven families from different cultures, educations and income levels and by focusing on a child in each family, it looks at discrepancies between the opportunities and choices offered to each of the children. ; The film is based on a longitudinal study by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, which follows 160 families with a child born in 1990 in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. The study is recording changes in the family unit over years, creating a larger picture of the social movement of the families and children concerned. It compares issues of income, education, health and community services. ; The opportunity to make a documentary arose out of this extensive research and the seven families who took part reflect the different situations into which Australian children are being born in the 1990’s. ; The film features families from Vietnamese, Hmong, Turkish, Greek and Anglo-Celtic backgrounds. By sharing the intimacy and diversity of family life, the film explores issues of cultural identity and social change and its impact on the next generation. It contrasts the expectations of new arrivals with those of Australian born families. ; Children are dependent on the family to provide the structure in their lives, so the film looks at how the experience of the family shapes the children. Focussing on the 4 year-old child, the film asks how their life now will shape their life in the future. ; Jacinta, an educated single mother, dedicates her time and attention to her only child Isabel; while Fue, the son of Laotian refugees, competes with five other children under six for his mother’s attention. Lindy and Alan take holidays, Helen’s family is unable to afford even a family outing. Some families are ‘living on the edge’, unaware of services others take for granted. ; We see the widening gap between the employed and the unemployed. A Single income family is now likely to be living on the poverty line. We see government cuts reducing the services families depend on. The film highlights the issues affecting each family; poverty, access to education, language, work stress, and lack of family support. ; Fitzroy, the oldest suburb of Melbourne was until recently the home of many of Melbourne’s poor, but is rapidly changing through a process of gentrification. A suburb of contrasts, from Housing Commission tenants to double-income homeowners, Fitzroy links all the families and provides the framework within which the stories are set. Featuring sites where people’s paths cross in daily life, the film connects families different in their cultural and economic experiences through their common environment. ; To understand Australian society better we need to know more about what is shaping individual lives, which policies are successful and which are not. Social welfare, multiculturalism and education all play an important part. ; Looking at the different opportunities available to children from one inner city suburb, LIFE CHANCES reveals issues shaping the lives of Australians. While the cycle of poverty and the obstacles to change are revealed by the study, the film focuses on personal stories; parents expectations for their children, the support they provide and the support they are able to access being the main factors affecting children’s chances of achieving their full potential. ; LIFE CHANCES is an FFC/SBS Accord documentary screened on The Cutting Edge program in 1995.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).

Men's uptake of family-friendly employment provisions. /

by Bittman, Michael | Hoffmann, Sonia | Thompson, Denise.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services 2004Description: xii, 208 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: (1)

Parent blaming in child protection and health settings : a matter for concern /

by Hansen, Patricia | Ainsworth, Frank.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Parent-child contact and post-separation parenting arrangements. /

by Smyth, Bruce (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2004Description: xii, 140 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 2004 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: (1)

Parenting partnerships in culturally diverse child care settings : a care provider perspective. /

by Hand, Kelly | Wise, Sarah.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2006Description: x, 29 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 27-29) May 2006Availability: (1)

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