Australian research into FIFO work practices suggests this lifestyle has a range of effects on children and on family relationships.
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This paper looks at the risk factors associated with young people exiting the education system prematurely, particularly in a family context
Collecting data from parents and children for the purpose of evaluation: Issues for child and family services in disadvantaged communities
An outline of the challenges child and family services face when collecting data directly from parents and children for evaluation
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
Young parents face the challenge of meeting not only their own developmental needs at a time of significant growth, but also the needs of their child.
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.
Articles include using routine data collection at FRCs to examine the ways in which mothers and fathers utilise services
Summary of the results of the December 2007 review of the Clearinghouse; agency-based research on addressing client dropout; capacity challenges
A brief overview of mental health problems and causes, and the impact of mental health problems on family relationships and dynamics.