Child abuse and neglect is a social and public health problem, as well as a children's rights issue in Australia.
Early and middle childhood
An overview of the possible effects and adverse consequences of child abuse and neglect for children and adolescents
A review and synthesis of the Australian and international literature on same-sex parented families.
The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI): Results over time, and the work of the Fraser Mustard Centre
This webinar discussed changes in AEDI results over the last three years, and described the work of the newly-established Fraser Mustard Centre.
Dr Jennifer McIntosh outlines a risk-screening tool that assists separating parents and professionals to detect and evaluate well-being and risks.
The latest approaches to healing intergenerational trauma experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people
Financial support after separation can affect children’s wellbeing across a range of areas, and negotiation of financial arrangements is one of the key tasks for many parents in the post-separation period.
Regular school attendance plays a significant role in shaping both school-related and later life outcomes, including reduced levels of unemployment, risk of destructive behaviour, use of addictive substances, welfare dependency and involvement in the justice system.
Indigenous children continue to experience poorer health and developmental outcomes compared to non-Indigenous children. Understanding what might be contributing to these different outcomes is essential for the development of possible solutions to reduce this “gap”.