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Publications and Resources
LATEST NEWS & RESEARCH:
- Encouraging social impact investment to reduce youth homelessness. Budget 2017-18: More
- Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians meeting communiqué, Nov 2017. ACCG: More
- What does the contemporary Australian family look like? The Conversation: More
- A new, unified approach to mental health in education. Beyond Blue: More
- Identifying character strengths in children. Lea Waters PhD: More
- Help combat loneliness in the community with 'Five smiles a day'. Friendship Project: More
- Report warns that numbers of Aboriginal children in care could triple in 20 years. ABC News:More
- Patterns of childhood development at age five, early markers of risk for mental illness.UNSW:More
- Victorian Government invests in an app to help make parenting fun. Premier of Victoria: More
- The law on relocation and recovery in family law matters. Mondaq: More
- Call for work flexibility to protect mental health of children of parents in demanding jobs. CT More
- Pre-employment strategies in schools aimed at reducing child abuse. Mondaq: More
- Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) Project launched by Commissioner June Oscar. AHRC: More
- PhD scholarship (3 years) for an Aboriginal student on the value of humor, laughter & imagination. Lowitja: More
- Commissioner for Children and Young People (2017). Profile of Children and Young People in WA. Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People.
- Commonwealth of Australia (2017). My Life My Lead - Opportunities for strengthening approaches to the social determinants and cultural determinants of Indigenous health: Report on the national consultations December 2017. Canberra: Department of Health.
- Commonwealth of Australia (2017). National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Mental Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing.Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
- FACS Analysis and Research (NSW). (2018). Child maltreatment in early childhood: developmental vulnerability on the AEDC. Sydney: Department of Family and Community Services, State of NSW.
- Higgins, Daryl J., Kaufman, Keith and Erooga, Marcus. How can child welfare and youth-serving organisations keep children safe?[online]. Developing Practice: The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal, No. 44, Apr 2016: 48-64.
- Howard-Wagner, D. (2017). Successful urban Aboriginal-driven community development: a place-based study of Newcastle.CAEPR Discussion Paper No 29. Canberra: Australian National University.
- Notley, T., Dezuanni, M., Zhong, H. F., and Howden, S. (2017). News and Australia’s Children: How Young People Access, Perceive and Are Affected by the News. Sydney: Crinkling News, Western Sydney University and Queensland University of Technology.
- Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia (2017). A better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence: Recommendations for an accessible, equitable and responsive family law system which better prioritises safety of those affected by family violence.Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
- Arefadib, N. and Moore, T.G. (2017). Reporting the Health and Development of Children in Rural and Remote Australia.The Centre for Community Child Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria.
- Change the Record Coalition (2017). Free to be kids: National plan of action.
- Robinson, C. (2017). Who Cares? Supported accommodation for unaccompanied children. Anglicare Tasmania.
- Brotherhood of St Laurence (2017). Reality Bites: Australia's youth unemployment in a Millennial Era. Fitzroy: Brotherhood of St Laurence.
- Practice guide to build resilience in children and raise community awareness. Beyond Blue:More
- Resources to help educators, parents and students protect against bullying. Student Wellbeing Hub: More
- What's OK at Home? Website provides a resource on feeling safe for teens. DVRCV: More
- Tips for building strong family relationships for children. KidsMatter: More
- Family and Community Services Practice Framework. NSW FACS:More
- Royal Commission Into the Protection and Detention of Children in the NT. Final report here
- Families Australia Annual Report 2016-2017
- UNSW Research Report:'No Child Should Grow Up Like This: Identifying long term outcomes of Forgotten Australians, Child Migrants and the Stolen Generations'
- National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing: Join or find more information
- Information about the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children and the Third Action Plan (2015 - 2018) is available here.
- Building Stronger Australian Families: National Policy Forum (Nov 2017): ‘The work of fathering: balancing jobs and kids’ – Dr Graeme Russell, Professor Lyndall Strazdins and Mr Murray Kimber. .
- National Families Week 15 – 21 May 2018 'What does family mean to you?' Watch the video .
- CAA2017 conference wrap: here.
- Vox pops CAA2017 Conference .
- Deadly Story: Aboriginal culture, country, community website for young people, carers, practitioners: More
- Practical help in promoting imaginative play for developmental benefits. Verywell: More
- Online library, working with families and carers in mental health. Mind: More
- Meme/poster to remind us to value time with our children. Parent Skills: More
1st Asia Pacific Safe & Together Model Conference
Melbourne: 7-8 February 2018. Berry Street Childhood Institute and Safe & Together Institute: More
2018 AJEC Research Symposium
Politics, power and agency in early childhood education Brisbane: 16-1 February 2018. Early Childhood Australia: More
The 2nd National Indigenous Mental Health & Wellbeing Forum
Perth: 21-23 February 2018: More
Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference
Gold Coast: 28-30 May 2018: More
Australian Early Development Census National Conference
Melbourne: 14-16 March 2018: More
2018 Early Childhood Conference Be the Difference for Children and Families. Call for abstracts now open. More
NDS QLD State Conference 2018 Brisbane - Monday, 5th to Tuesday, 6th March 2018. Early bird registrations are now open.
2018 QCOSS State Conference Brisbane - Wednesday, 16th and Thursday, 17th May 2018. Find out more and register before early bird pricing ends on 16th March.
Doing School Differently Youth+ and Berry Street Childhood Institute. Call for abstracts now open. More
25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Gold Coast, QLD: 15-19 July 2018.More
ISPCAN XXII International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect Prague, Czech Republic. 2-5 September 2018 Abstract submissions open 1 December 2017:More
Australian Early Development Census National Conference
Call for abstracts now open. More
No More Harm National Conference 2018 Melbourne - Thursday, 12th April 2018 to Friday, 13th April 2018. More
- Child Aware Practice – free online training
Child Aware Practice is for professionals, practitioners, team leaders and managers, or those who want to explore ways to implement Child Aware practice in their organisation or services. Emerging Minds: More
- Young people and group work with Peter Slattery
Camperdown, Sydney: 13-14 February, 2018 Group work Solutions: More
- Restorative practice two-day workshop
Canberra: 22-23 February 2018. Book Now
- Richard Rose 2018 Australian Tour begins 27 February
Enhance your engagement with children and young people affected by early life trauma. Berry Childhood Institute: More
- Child Inclusive Mediation & Counselling Master-class with Prof. Jennifer McIntosh Melbourne: 16-17 April OR 27-28 August 2018 Children Beyond Dispute: More
- Kids Matter Early Childhood Training CalendarAustralian early childhood mental health initiative: More
- SAFE from the START National Training: The SFTS training is designed to provide workers from various disciplines with the tools to make a positive difference in the lives of children who experience violence. Enquiries to Nell Kuilenburg:Email
- Child Australia Professional Development Calendar: Online courses that underpin and compliment the latest research, learning, and development for educators, families and children. More
- Australian Institute of Social Relations Workforce Development:As the RTO of Relationships Australia South Australia, AISR will tailor programs to meet the needs of individuals, work teams and whole organisations. Nationally recognised qualifications enrolling now: More Short Courses: More