Defines the types of supported playgroups in operation in Australia, and assesses the evidence for their benefits for parents and children.
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An overview of the consequences of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and some principles for supporting children and families affected
Australian research into FIFO work practices suggests this lifestyle has a range of effects on children and on family relationships.
A brief overview of the evidence-based principles of parent-skills training
Summarises lessons learned from services that are working effectively to reduce Indigenous disadvantage in Australia.
Issues for the safety and wellbeing of children in families with multiple and complex problems: The co-occurrence of domestic violence, parental substance misuse, and mental health problems
The co-occurrence of domestic violence, parental substance misuse, and mental health problems
Assessing and responding to parenting support needs in disadvantaged families: Lessons from parent education programs
How to assess and respond to the needs of parents who are seeking support in their parenting role - summary of 3 parenting education programs.
Examines bullying and its impact on young people’s health and wellbeing, and the significance of family relationships in dealing with bullying.
Looking at "postvention"for families - activities that can assist those bereaved by suicide to cope with what has occurred.