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Australia Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

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Works: 442 works in 526 publications in 1 language and 2,488 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Anecdotes 
Classifications: HV4630.A4, 362.8280994
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Evaluation of the 2006 family law reforms ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2006, the Australian Government introduced a series of changes to the family law system and increased funding for new and expanded family relationships services, including the establishment of 65 Family Relationship Centres. The reforms aimed to bring about a cultural shift in the management of separation, away from litigation and towards co-operative parenting. A study was commissioned to evaluate the impact of the changes and the reform's effectiveness in achieving its policy aims. This report presents the findings of this evaluation, which drew upon 3 projects: the Legislation and Courts Project (LCP), which examined the implementation of the legislative reforms; the Service Provision Project (SPP), which examined changes to the service delivery system; and the Families Project (FP), which examined the experiences of separated families. These projects involved a longitudinal study of 10,000 separated parents, two quantitative studies based on general samples of parents, analysis of data from 1,724 pre- and post-reform court files, and surveys with professionals, clients, and grandparents. Chapters include: Characteristics of separated parents: challenges and issues for family relationships and wellbeing; Use and effectiveness of new and expanded family relationship services; Pathways towards parenting arrangements; Family dispute resolution; Care-time arrangements: community opinions, prevalence and durability of different arrangements, and trends across the years; Care-time arrangements: negotiations and family profiles; Parental responsibility: decision-making about issues affecting the child and financial support; Parental responsibility and time: perspectives and practices of lawyers and other service providers; Family violence and child abuse: parents' pathways and professionals' perspectives; Children's wellbeing; Grandparenting and the family law reforms; The 2006 reforms and the courts; The implementation of Division 12A of Part VII: principles for conducting child-related proceedings; the application of the SPR Act 2006 amendments to the Family Law Act 1975; Summary of key findings and conclusions
Shut out : the experience of people with disabilities and their families in Australia : National Disability Strategy consultation report by Kirsten Deane ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The report provides detail on the key barriers and issues facing people with a disability, their families and carers and highlights the solutions offered by the submissions. The report also compares the level of interest against a range of themes and issues that have emerged and identifies the existing strategies that submissions suggest are working well."--FaHCSIA web site
Measuring the impact of SAAP-funded homelessness services on client self-reliance : final report ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and former Child Migrants Monday 16 November 2009 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This DVD serves as a visual record of the National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and former Child Migrants, offered by the Australian Government in the Great Hall, Parliament House on Monday 16 November 2009. Also included are the motions proposed in both Houses of Parliament later that day, by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP in the House of Representatives, and by Senator Chris Evand in the Senate. Archival footage courtesy of the ABC. 'Home" theme courtesy of Peter Best."--DVD case
Engaging fathers in child and family services : participation, perceptions and good practice : Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2004-2009 by Claire Berlyn ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Income support customers a statistical overview ( )
in Undetermined and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories on 'growing up' from Indigenous people in the ACT metro/Queanbeyan region ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simpson Desert Land Claim Stage IV, comprising Simpson Desert Land Claim (claim no. 41) and Central Simpson Desert (repeat) Land Claim (claim no. 144) by Australia ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marriage breakdown in Australia : social correlates, gender and initiator status by Belinda Hewitt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paper aims to obtain a better understanding of marriage breakdown in the Australian context, with a particular focus on gender differences in the social correlates of marriage breakdown. The report analyses retrospective data from all persons who were currently or had been previously married at Wave 1 of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey (2001). The findings are grouped into three main themes: social characteristics are important for understanding marriage breakdown; women are more likely to initiate separation than men; gender differences in the decision to separate or remain married."--FaHCSIA Website
How well are Australian infants and children aged 4 to 5 years doing? : findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children wave 1 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This report presents an analysis of the data from the first wave of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) to explore the wellbeing of 5,107 children in the infant cohort of the study and the 4,983 children, aged 4 to 5 years, in the child cohort. Wave 1 of LSAC includes measures of multiple aspects of children's early development. These developmental measures are summarised in the LSAC Outcome Index, a composite measure which includes an overall index as well as three separate domain scores, tapping physical development, social and emotional functioning, and learning and cognitive development. This report explores five specific aspects of infants' and children's experiences, exposures and environments in relation to their Outcome Index scores: key sociodemographic characteristics covering the child, mother, family and neighbourhood; non-parental care experiences; child health-prenatal and postnatal experiences and exposures; maternal physical and mental health; the early educational experiences of the child cohort in the home and out-of-home contexts."--Page vii
Young carers in Australia : understanding the advantages and disadvantages of their care giving ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young carers are children and young adults who have informal caring responsibilities for other people, usually family members who have a chronic illness, physical or mental disability. This report examines the impact of caring on young carers and the implications for policy development. The first section is a literature review of Australian, British and American research, followed by a qualitative analysis of data on carer characteristics, using the Australian Census of Population and Housing (2006), the Survey of Disability Ageing and Carers (2003), and the HILDA Survey (2005). The report also presents findings from focus groups with 65 young carers, on the benefits and costs of caring and their support needs, as well as focus groups with policy makers and service providers
Factors associated with relationship dissolution of Australian families with children ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Footprints in time : the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children : key summary report from wave 1 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The following information provides a brief overview of the characteristics of Footprints in Time Study children. While the full value of a longitudinal survey, such as Footprints in Time, is only realised in later waves of the study, the Wave 1 data does provide a snapshot of a wide range of information about Indigenous children and their families. The information below provides a sample of the data including: family structure and housing, household finances, cultural identity, health and development, activities, parenting, stressful life events, environmental factors. The findings reported here are based on Wave 1 interviews conducted with the primary carer of the Study child, known as Parent 1 (P1). P1 is identified at the start of the interview as the adult family member who spends the most time with the Study child. In most instances (96 per cent) this was a parent, usually the mother (93 per cent). In 50 instances (3 per cent) the primary carer was a grandparent and in 39 cases (2 per cent) fathers identified themselves as the main carer of the child. The following information uses?parent? to refer to the primary carer of the child (P1), unless otherwise specified. Analyses exclude data with missing values."--Highlights from Wave 1, FaHCSIA web site
Indigenous families and children : coordination and provision of services : Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2004-2009 by Saul Flaxman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Engaging today, building tomorrow a framework for engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Engaging today, building tomorrow : a framework for engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (the Framework) is about understanding why it is important for all levels of government in Australia to engage more effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Framework is based on the premise that constructive engagement makes a valuable contribution to the development of good social policy and the achievement of positive outcomes -- both for government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians."--Introduction ... : a framework for engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
Engaging hard-to-reach families and children : Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2004-2009 by Natasha Cortis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stronger Families in Australia study : the impact of Communities for Children : Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2004-2009 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
National evaluation (2004-2008) of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2004-2009 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fathering in Australia among couple families with young children by Jennifer Baxter ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report explores the many ways in which fathers in couple families with young children contribute to family life, through the study of their time investment with children, their supportiveness as partners, their financial contribution, their parenting behaviours and styles, and their perceptions of their own adequacy as fathers. The report draws upon data from 'Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children' (LSAC), a national study of children and families. This report first reviews the existing literature on fathering - considering how fathering can be conceptualised and how fathering varies across families. It then explores selected aspects of fathering, including fathers' shared time with children, couples' sharing of unpaid work and co-parenting, and the parenting practices and styles of fathers and mothers, as well as variables including fathers' and mothers' employment status, parent marital status, marital quality, fathers' education, family size, fathers' mental health, and children's characteristics
Post-diagnosis support for children with autism spectrum disorder : their families and carers ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The paper consists of two reports on post-diagnosis support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The first report focuses on younger children, and the second on older children. The reports are based on literature reviews addressing the experiences of diagnosis, treatment and support for families with children who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They focus on the impact of Autism Spectrum Disorder on families and on their perceptions of the benefits of the treatment received and support models provided, as well as intervention studies and programs that assist transitions from school. The reports are also based on interviews with parents and Autism Spectrum Disorder service providers across Australia."--FaHCSIA website
 
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controlled identity Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Australia. Dept. of Families and Housing and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Australia. Dept. of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Australian Department of Family
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Australia
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