A discussion of problems in defining and understanding the complexities of stepfamilies, and differences between stepfamilies and nuclear families.
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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.
Secrecy in adoptive families; competition and comparison in adolescent siblings; rural health conference report; outcomes-based approaches in programs
An outline of strategies that professionals may employ to support and strengthen parent/carer partnerships.
An overview about synchronising parenting methods and child characteristics, and ways in which parenting can be attuned to "fit" the child.
Relationship education evaluation; Family Life's Creating Capable Communities program; measuring resilience in young people
Child-focused and child-inclusive family dispute resolution; Sure Start evaluation; trends in choice of celebrant; adolescent health conference report
A summary of developments addressing challenges and directions for the field of marriage and relationship education.
Internet affairs; young men who sexually abuse; trends in couple dissolution; website reviews
A discussion of grandparents' roles in caring for children and ways in which service providers can support them.