In this Issues Paper, therapeutic residential care is described and contrasted with other models of out-of-home care.
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Food insecurity in Australia: What is it, who experiences it and how can child and family services support families experiencing it?
Explores food insecurity in Australia with a focus on identifying those most likely to suffer it as well as considering its impact
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.
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.
A discussion of problems in defining and understanding the complexities of stepfamilies, and differences between stepfamilies and nuclear families.
Child inclusion as a principle and as evidence-based practice: Applications to family law services and related sectors
Provides evidence of the potential benefits of the child-inclusion model in dispute resolution with two successful applications.