Brad Morgan describes the experience of COPMI, and developing resources and training for the professionals who work with them.
Mental health and illness
Australian research into FIFO work practices suggests this lifestyle has a range of effects on children and on family relationships.
Outlines interventions and services developed to address the therapeutic needs of CSA victims.
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.
This paper reviews recent Australian and international research on the long-term effects of child sexual abuse
Summary of a presentation by Dr. Ken Rigby, AIFS Conference, July 2012
Mothers of school-aged children with disabilities often face numerous challenges, including mental health problems, and a health-care system with limited strategies specifically designed to support their needs.
Social and emotional outcomes of young Australian children from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Evidence from developed countries suggests that young children from Indigenous and cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD) backgrounds experience poorer health and wellbeing outcomes compared to their peers.
Mental health initiatives undertaken within a Victorian family support agency have recently been shown to improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, as well as families’ communication and relationships.
AIFS Seminar Report, March 2012