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'To be a good husband and father' : a study of men over 40 in Wyong who are not in full-time work. /

by University of Newcastle. Department of Social Work.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W. Department of Social Work, University of Newcastle 1994Description: 37 P. + appendices.Notes: December 1994 Cover titleAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"It's a long day on your own" : exploring and addressing the health impacts of grandmothering in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. /

by Drysdale, Penny | Yaman, Nilufer.

Publisher: Reservoir, Vic. Women's Health In the North 2000; The Victorian Cooperative on Children's Services for Ethnic Groups 2000Description: v, 77 p. (Main Report) ; 14 p ( Summary and Key Findings).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).

A cost benefit analysis of early childhood intervention : evidence from a randomised evaluation of a parenting programme /

by O'Neill, Donal | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: IZA DP No. 4518Summary: A number of researchers and policy makers have recently argued that the most effective way of dealing with long-run disadvantage and the intergenerational transmission of poverty is through early childhood intervention and in particular policies aimed at supporting the family in early childhood development. In this paper we carry out a randomised evaluation of one such programme aimed at improving the skills and parenting strategies of parents, particularly those who find their child's behaviour difficult or challenging. Our evaluation shows that the treatment significantly reduced behavioural problems in young children when measured 6 months after the intervention. Furthermore our detailed cost analysis, combined with a consideration of the potential long-run benefits associated with the programme, suggest that the long-run rate of return to society from this programme is likely to be relatively high.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A positive influence : equipping parents to support young people's career transitions : evaluation of the PACTS program

by Bedson, Lois | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Perkins, Daniel.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: 33 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2006 Bibliography: p. 33Summary: This is the final evaluation of PACTS (Parents As Career Transition Supports), an innovative Brotherhood pilot project that aims to empower parents to better support their children's transition from school to work and/or further education by building their knowledge of post-school pathways and the contemporary job market. The study found clear benefits to parents, including providing relevant information and skills, addressing their concerns and fostering communication with children about career options, but also noted that the recruitment of parents to the program was resource-intensive.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A review of the early childhood literature /

by Centre for Community Child Health.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AusInfo 2000Description: iv, 39 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2000 Includes bibliographical references Prepared for the Department of Family and Community Services as a background paper for the National Families Strategy.Availability: (1)

A tale of two fathers : more are active, but more are absent /

by Livingston, Gretchen | PEW Research Center | Parker, Kim.

Publisher: Washington, DC PEW Research Center 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011Summary: The role of fathers in the modern American family is changing in important and countervailing ways. Fathers who live with their children have become more intensely involved in their lives, spending more time with them and taking part in a greater variety of activities. However, the share of fathers who are residing with their children has fallen significantly in the past half century. In 1960, only 11% of children in the U.S. lived apart from their fathers. By 2010, that share had risen to 27%. The share of minor children living apart from their mothers increased only modestly, from 4% in 1960 to 8% in 2010.According to a new Pew Research Center analysis of the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), more than one-in-four fathers with children 18 or younger now live apart from their children -with 11% living apart from some of their children and 16% living apart from all of their children.Availability: (1)

Affirming family diversity /

by Milne, Roesmary et al.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. FKA Multicultural Resource Centre 1994Description: 1 v. (various pagings) : ill.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

After the school bell rings : supervision during out of school hours : an exploratory study looking at parenting, commitments and needs of Sudanese families living on the Atherton Gardens Estate, Fitzroy /

by Amarasena, Ashani.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2012 This thesis is submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Social Work (Honours) Dept. of Social Work, The University of Melbourne Includes bibliographic references pp. 76-84Summary: This research focused on the issue of supervision during out of school hours amongst Sudanese families living on the Atherton Gardens Estate. The issue was explored in relation to pre and post migration parenting, commitments, and experiences of community-based services upon resettlement. Concurrently, it focussed on unmet service provisions and sought suggestions from participants on how services can better assist Sudanese families on the estate with supervision related concerns.Availability: (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)

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)

Brotherhood of St. Laurence: first three years project: phase two draft report /

by Rogers, Rosemary | Martin, Jenny | Centre for Community Child Health.

Publisher: Centre for Community Child Health 2001Description: 135p.Notes: First Three Years Project - Stage IIAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Child protection, risk assessment and blame ideology /

by Gillingham, Philip | Bromfield, Leah.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Child well-being and sole parent family structure in the OECD : an analysis /

by Chapple, Simon | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD 2009Description: PDF.Other title: OECD social, employment and migration working paper : no. 82.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 60-73Summary: This paper addresses the causal impact of being raised in a sole-parent family on child well-being across the OECD. The question is answered by a cross-OECD meta-analysis and a literature review. ; The overall conclusion is that the literature on the effects of sole parenthood on child well-being, while extensive and growing in sophistication, lacks a clear consensus on the existence of a causal effect. That any such effect is small is a conclusion which can be asserted with more confidence. There is enough in the literature to suggest policy makers should be concerned about the implications of family structure for child well-being. Policy makers should keep a close eye on social trends in terms of changes in family structure, as well as on the developing research literature on the impact of family structure on child well-being. However, there may not be enough in the literature yet, in the absence of extra-scientific priors, to advocate radical policy change, especially if levers to change family form are costly to undertake or uncertain in effect. What should be clear from this review is that this is an area of social science which is rapidly expanding. It may well be that in another decade research will cast a more certain light on the questions addressed here.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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).

Commonly used assessment and screening instruments /

by Black, Marsha | Powell, Diane.

Publisher: unpub. 2004Description: Word.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2004 Prepared for HIPPY USASummary: The information provided here should be useful for understanding the strengths, limitations, and appropriate uses of the instruments described. It can also be used to understand issues involved in the assessment and testing of young children in general and to educate stakeholders about these issues so that programs are not forced to use child assessment instruments in inappropriate ways.Availability: (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).

Crowded lives. /

by Tanner, Lindsay.

Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. Pluto Press 2003Description: 124 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: In this compact volume, Lindsay Tanner argues that by undervaluing and neglecting social relationships Australian politicians and policy makers are threatening the health and well-being of all Australians. He believes that the future of our society, the progress of our economy and the protection of our environment will be shaped by the quality of our human relationships.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Culture, health and parenting in everyday life /

by Chalmers, Sharon.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Cultural Research. University of Western Sydney 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Family structures and ways of parenting can influence the relationships between health workers and parent/carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. This study by Sharon Chalmers presents the results of focus groups and individual interviews with parents/carers from Arabic, Vietnamese and Chinese-speaking communities, three of the largest culturally diverse groups that access Sydney Children s Hospital.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Delivery of parenting skills training programmes : meta-analytic studies and systematic reviews of what works best /

by Barrett, Helen | Family and Parenting Institute.

Publisher: London, U.K. Family and Parenting Institute 2010Description: 99 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Printed copy held at Connie Benn CentreSummary: This study undertakes to review some of the huge body of information now available about parenting programmes. The aim is to discover how much is currently known about the usefulness and scope of parent skills training programmes for parents at different family life-stages and in different social settings and circumstances and, in particular, what is known about practices concerned with their delivery. ; The findings have been arranged in four sections: ; -interventions for parents of babies and very young children ; -interventions for parents of children in middle childhood ; -programmes for parents of teenagers ; -programmes for parents of children of all ages ; The research is drawn from meta-analyses and systematic reviews of evaluations of parent skills training programmes and the findings from these studies and reviews are clearly summarised at the end of the report.Availability: (1)

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