Parents

Evaluating programs for fathers

Short article— 13 November 2013

For busy practitioners who are striving to meet the needs of families with limited resources, taking the time out to ask how the dads are going may seem like a luxury.

Evaluating programs for fathers

Financial support for children after parental separation

Short article— 24 July 2013

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.

Family factors in early school leaving

CFCA Paper No. 16 — July 2013

This paper looks at the risk factors associated with young people exiting the education system prematurely, particularly in a family context

Family factors in early school leaving

Is it OK to be away? School attendance in the primary school years

Short article— 16 July 2013

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.

New resource: Three books from Interrelate Family Centres

Short article— 14 February 2013

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.

Making paternity leave work: Context, policy and practice

Short article— 11 February 2013

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. 

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