Magistrate Gregory Levine of the Children’s Court of Victoria has recently been engaged in discussions with stakeholders and is working towards securing appropriate funding and resourcing for the establishment of a Pilot Family Drug Treatment Court program in the Children’s Court.
Early and middle childhood
Therapeutic residential care is becoming an increasingly relevant out-of-home care option for children and young people with multiple and complex needs.
Puberty has long been recognised as a transition point in which many emotional and behavioural problems emerge. These include depression and anxiety, substance use and abuse, self-harm and eating disorders.
Understanding the factors that lead to good decision-making in post-separation parenting arrangements is critical to ensure that outcomes for children are as positive as possible. But what do we know about children’s own views on the success or otherwise of these decisions?
Just how do you help a child understand why people bully others, how babies are made, or what makes puberty happen? Kids can ask all sorts of questions that parents and others find awkward, embarrassing, or just plain tricky.
This webinar, jointly presented by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) and the CFCA information exchange in February 2013, covered Australia's family leave policy history, the social context, family models in Australia and a review of international paternity leave policies and practices.
The issue of children and young people demonstrating problematic sexual behaviours – or acting abusively to other young people (who may be younger, or a similar age) – is complex.
On Monday 12th November 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced she would recommend to the Governor General to establish a Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia.
Summary of a presentation by Dr. Ken Rigby, AIFS Conference, July 2012
Research from the Parramatta Family Relationship Centre