This paper 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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Discussion of the factors affecting relationship satisfaction for new parents and the types of programs that can support the transition to parenthood.
A brief overview of mental health problems and causes, and the impact of mental health problems on family relationships and dynamics.
Enhancing family and relationship service accessibility and delivery to culturally and linguistically diverse families in Australia
Identifying and using the issues and concerns of CALD families and service providers to make practice, procedure and policy recommendations.
Examines bullying and its impact on young people’s health and wellbeing, and the significance of family relationships in dealing with bullying.
Reporting on factors that may influence fathers' involvement with services and the competence of practitioners to engage with fathers.
Looking at "postvention"for families - activities that can assist those bereaved by suicide to cope with what has occurred.
Insights into the protective effects and risks that influence forms of functioning among Aboriginal families.
Prevention and early intervention in strengthening families and relationships: Challenges and implications
Challenges and strategies for encouraging individuals to engage in prevention and early-intervention activities focusing on healthy relationships.
A discussion of problems in defining and understanding the complexities of stepfamilies, and differences between stepfamilies and nuclear families.