This paper reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of counselling and psychotherapy, and outlines the factors that contribute to its success
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A review of the research on the effectiveness of relationship education and counselling
Reviews recent research findings into couples in long-term relationships (married and de facto) that provide insight into the couple relationship.
Discussion of the factors affecting relationship satisfaction for new parents and the types of programs that can support the transition to parenthood.
Articles include: communication with young people in a family services setting; investigating gender differences in romantic relationships
Articles include shariah law and marriage in Australia, working with families after traumatic events, a whole-of-agency public health approach
Focus on natural disasters: literature review on responses of families, children and adolescents; a whole-of-service response to the 2006 Grampians
Articles on barriers and enablers to engaging with men from a variety of cultural backgrounds, different meanings of child-focused ideal for family
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