In the Read

19

Jan 18

Bully fighters: resources to help everyone feel safe

This week’s In the Read focuses on bullying. A range of links is included to resources for children and young people;...
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15

Dec 17

Small Australian towns still don’t have access to service delivery professionals

The Regional Australia Institute has published the report Pillars of communities: Service delivery professionals in small Australian towns 1981 – 2011,...
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15

Dec 17

Engaging children and young people in developing children’s services

The Scottish government has published the report, A model of engagement with children, young people and planners in the development of...
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15

Dec 17

Future challenges facing young Australian from refugee and migrant backgrounds

VicHealth has released a report specifically focussing on the impacts on young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, building on the 2015 Bright...
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8

Dec 17

Increasing income support to address child poverty in Australia

A briefing paper from Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) outlines findings from their Poverty in Australia 2016 report and calls on the Commonwealth government to...
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8

Dec 17

More research needed into child protection workers facing occupational violence

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) released a short article on child protection workers facing occupational violence, concluding that the voice of...
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8

Dec 17

Study finds mainstream schools discourage inclusion of students with disability

A national study by researchers from the University of Melbourne and Curtin and Macquarie Universities, involving 745 Australian students with disability and 166 school...
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8

Dec 17

Report finds strong support for multiculturalism and immigration among Australians

The Scanlon Foundation has released the 2017 Mapping Social Cohesion report which demonstrates strong support for multiculturalism and immigration. It...
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1

Dec 17

What’s OK at home?

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria has developed a resource site called What's OK at home? to help young people understand what family...
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1

Dec 17

Innovative children’s social care program evaluation

The UK Department for Education has published a report that provides an overview of the evaluation of the children’s social...
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1

Dec 17

Improving mental health and wellbeing support for children

The UK's Social Care Institute for Excellence has released a resource hub aimed at supporting the emotional and mental wellbeing of...
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1

Dec 17

Value for money and evaluation resource sheet

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) has developed a resource sheet on program evaluation. The resource explores the topic of 'value...
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24

Nov 17

NT Royal Commission report released

The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has released its report, bringing together findings about how...
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24

Nov 17

Report finds educational neglect among Australian students in care

The Association of Child Welfare Agencies (ACWA) released a report providing a snapshot of the broad level of educational engagement of New...
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24

Nov 17

Resource sheet on children in care

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) have developed a factsheet to inform service providers, practitioners and policy-makers about children living in...
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24

Nov 17

Findings on Australian experiences of personal safety

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) have developed an infographic containing some of the most significant findings on...
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24

Nov 17

Toolkit for disaster resilient organisations

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has developed Resilient Community Organisations, a toolkit for community sector organisations to help measure and improve...
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24

Nov 17

Developments in Australian child protection reform

The latest paper from Child Family Community Australia examines developments within Australian child protection systems since 2010. The paper details findings from a data...
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24

Nov 17

Working with children whose parents have a drug or alcohol problem

The  UK charity National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has published an evaluation of the Family Environment:...
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24

Nov 17

Working effectively to address child sexual exploitation

Developed by Research in Practice, this 2017 paper brings together evidence that supports interventions and multi-agency and inter-professional approaches to...
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24

Nov 17

School exclusions and adopted children

Adoption UK has published a report on findings from a survey of adoptive parents in the United Kingdom asking about...
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17

Nov 17

Adoptions in Australia 2016-2017 headline figures

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released an infographic with headline figures from the forthcoming Australian Adoptions 2016-17...
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17

Nov 17

FASD resource hub

The National FASD Technical Network has developed an online resource designed as a one-stop-shop to provide current and evidence-based information,...
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17

Nov 17

Quality is key for early childhood education

The Mitchell Institute at Victoria University have released a paper examining how Australia is faring on process quality, which focuses...
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10

Nov 17

Supporting young people leaving out of home care

An October 2016 Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) paper Supporting young people leaving out of home care considers how best...
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10

Nov 17

Inequality of opportunity for Australian children

The Australian children growing up with opportunity article in The Australian Economic Review discusses the inequality of opportunity experienced by...
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10

Nov 17

Suicide linked to exposure to domestic violence in childhood

The 2015-2017 report from the New South Wales Domestic Violence Death Review Team states that in 2013, nearly 20 per cent...
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3

Nov 17

More infants and Indigenous children admitted to out-of-home care

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released the latest bulletin on the statistics of children admitted to out-of-home-care. The bulletin...
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3

Nov 17

New e-safety resource for young people

A new e-safety resource for young people has been developed by young people and the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. The Young...
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3

Nov 17

Online resource for new mums and their families

A new online resource called MumSpace has been developed by the Perinatal Depression e-Consortium to provide emotional and mental health support...
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3

Nov 17

The state of Australia’s welfare

The 13th biennial report into Australia's welfare by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has been released. Among other findings, the report shows...
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3

Nov 17

Report finds children experience violence across all stages of childhood

The UNICEF report A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents examines four specific forms of violence experienced by children:...
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3

Nov 17

“The kids are OK” consensus among research

An article published in the Medical Journal of Australia finds that the consensus of peer-reviewed research is that children raised in same-sex...
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3

Nov 17

Significant barriers to full time employment ongoing, finds report

The Jobs Availability Snapshot 2017 released by Anglicare Australia shows that despite one of the strongest periods of growth in full-time employment,...
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3

Nov 17

Over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with mental and cognitive disabilities in the Australian criminal justice system

The Indigenous people, mental health, cognitive disability and the criminal justice system brief from the Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse examines current research into the...
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13

Oct 17

Progress report released on Supporting Families Changing Futures reforms

The 12 month progress report of the Queensland government's Supporting Families Changing Futures reforms has been released. The report offers...
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13

Oct 17

Indicators of poverty in Queensland

Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) has published a snapshot into poverty in Queensland. Australia’s poverty rate remains above the...
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13

Oct 17

Findings into family conflicts with young people at risk of homelessness

The Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) has released research into the risk factors for family conflict and breakdown that...
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13

Oct 17

Concerns for Indigenous education and employment outcomes in Queensland

The audit report, Education and employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2016-17 examines whether Queensland is 'closing...
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6

Oct 17

Educators’ understandings of children’s problematic sexual behaviour

A study from the University of South Australia into over a hundred Australian educators' experiences and understandings of pre-pubescent children's...
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29

Sep 17

The mental health of trans young people in Australia

Trans Pathways is the largest study ever conducted on the state of mental health and care pathways of trans young people aged...
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22

Sep 17

Cashless debit cards: cherry-picking evaluation findings?

The Commonwealth Government is intent on extending the geographic areas in which cashless debit cards are compulsory for some welfare...
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15

Sep 17

The state of early learning in Australia

The Early Learning: Everyone Benefits campaign has published the State of Early Learning in Australia 2017 report that considers the...
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8

Sep 17

Primary prevention is key for protecting children

As part of Child Protection Week, National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) and the Australian Institute...
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1

Sep 17

Improvements recommended for NDIS processes

The Senate’s Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme has released Provision of services under the NDIS for...
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25

Aug 17

Vulnerable teens more likely to self-harm and attempt suicide

The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has found high rates...
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21

Jul 17

Improving education and work prospects for children and young people

Youth Action, a NSW peak body for young people, recently released Career guidance: the missing link in school to work transitions....
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14

Jul 17

Tasmanian children and young people experiencing high vulnerability

The research project Too Hard? Highly vulnerable teens in Tasmania from Anglicare Tasmania documents the life histories of children and young people (aged...
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7

Jul 17

Building independence through planning for transition

A practitioner guide has been developed by the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Social...
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3

Jul 17

Understanding and Applying the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle

The Understanding and Applying the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: A resource for legislation, policy and program development resource...
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16

Jun 17

An annotated collection of resources on violence against women in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) has launched the special collection, Violence against women in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities,...
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9

Jun 17

Treatment of children with problem or harmful sexual behaviours – an evidence review

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released Rapid evidence assessment: Current best evidence in the therapeutic...
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2

Jun 17

Bringing Them Home 20 years on

Marking 20 years since the release of Bringing Them Home, the Healing Foundation has launched a report identifying that members...
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26

May 17

Latest edition of guide for homeless women in regional Queensland

The Lady Musgrave Trust, Queensland's oldest charity, has released the latest edition of A Handy Guide for Homeless Women in...
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12

May 17

The latest news on research and evidence in the Australian child and family service system

The latest issue of Family Matters published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) considers the issues involved in...
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12

May 17

Safety report findings released using animation

The Institute of Child Protection Studies at the Australian Catholic University has released an animation presenting the findings of the...
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12

May 17

Kids Helpline insights – report released

Kids Helpline Australia has published the report Kids Helpline Insights 2016 providing an overview of the type of support sought from young people...
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5

May 17

Improving service responses for refugee communities – report released

The recently released report Refugee Communities Intercultural Dialogue: Building Relationships, Building Communities aims to understand how services could better support refugee parents to...
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5

May 17

Release of reports into youth detention in Queensland

The Queensland Government has released the report of the Independent review of youth detention. It contains 83 recommendations following an...
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5

May 17

Extending leaving care age to 21 – modelling and findings

Anglicare Victoria recently commissioned the report Raising our children: Guiding young Victorians into adulthood which considered the socioeconomic benefits of raising...
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24

Apr 17

Practitioner resource for involving children in developing child-safe organisations

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has published the practitioner resource Protection through participation: Involving children in child-safe organisations. The...
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24

Apr 17

Hospitalised assault injuries among women and girls factsheet published

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has published a fact sheet on hospitalised assault injuries among women and...
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24

Apr 17

Youth mental health report released

Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute have released the Youth Mental Health Report Youth Survey 2012 - 2016 representing five years...
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13

Apr 17

Report on specialist domestic and family violence services for Aboriginal women

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) has published a research report, Women's specialist domestic and family violence services: Their...
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20

Jan 17

Queensland Family and Child Commission releases information kit for young people

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) has released Finding out about child protection in Queensland – a new information...
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18

Aug 16

More about the Royal Commission into the South Australian child protection system

The South Australian Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report, The life they deserve, was released in early August 2016. The...
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28

Apr 16

AIHW releases analysis of 2014 2015 child protection data

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released Child Protection Australia 2014-15 last week. Across Australia, the report showed...
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31

Mar 16

The views of children and young people in out-of-home care: overview of indicator results from a pilot national survey 2015

In March 2016, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released an overview of the results from the pilot...
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