Australian research into FIFO work practices suggests this lifestyle has a range of effects on children and on family relationships.
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Information on social inclusion and social exclusion and how this impacts upon children and families in Australia.
What role can child and family services play in enhancing opportunities for parents and families : Exploring the concepts of social exclusion and social inclusion
Provides ideas about how social inclusion can be used to plan and deliver child and family services in ways that enhance opportunities for families.
A summary of research on social inclusion and the relevance of the concept and its application to family support services.
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.
Are disadvantaged families "hard to reach"? Engaging disadvantaged families in child and family services
Provides ideas for practitioners and policy-makers about how to increase engagement of hard to reach families in child and family services/programs.
Articles include shariah law and marriage in Australia, working with families after traumatic events, a whole-of-agency public health approach