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Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access  
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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Arbor     Open Access  
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Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
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British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access  
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access  
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EspacesTemps.net     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Family Process     Partially Free   (Followers: 7)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Family Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription  
FIVE : The Claremont Colleges Journal of Undergraduate Academic Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Flaubert     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Formation emploi     Open Access  
FORO. Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Nueva Época     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Forum Marsilius-Kolleg     Open Access  

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  • Issue 98 - From the editors
    • Abstract: Kaspiew, Rae; Carson, Rachel
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:50:21 GMT
       
  • Issue 98 - Director's report
    • Abstract: Hollonds, Anne
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:50:21 GMT
       
  • Issue 98 - Identifying and responding to family violence and child safety
           concerns: Findings from the AIFS evaluation of the 2012 family violence
           amendments
    • Abstract: Carson, Rachel; Kaspiew, Rae; Dunstan, Jessie; Qu, Lixia; Horsfall, Briony; De Maio, John; Moore, Sharnee; Moloney, Lawrie; Coulson, Melissa; Tayton, Sarah
      The Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011(Cth) introduced amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) that were primarily intended to improve the family law system's screening of, and response to, family violence and child abuse. The reform agenda responded to the concerns raised about the capacity of the family law system to respond effectively in cases involving family violence and child abuse. These concerns had been raised in a number of reports examining the operation of the family law system (including Australian and New South Wales Law Reform Commissions, 2010; Chisholm, 2009; Family Law Council, 2009; Kaspiew et al., 2009).

      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:50:21 GMT
       
  • Issue 98 - One way or many ways: Screening for family violence in family
           mediation
    • Abstract: Cleak, Helen; Bickerdike, Andrew
      There have been multiple significant amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), but two of the three most recent major legislative changes, the 'Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006 (Cth)' and the 'Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011' (Cth), have, at their core, aspirations aimed at privileging the wellbeing of children, reinforcement of the legitimate place of both parents in the lives of children and the protection of children and former partners from family violence (Moloney, Weston, and Hayes, 2013). A further aspect of these reforms, provided as part of the 2006 family law reforms, required separating parents in dispute to attempt family dispute resolution (FDR) by registered FDR practitioners (family mediators) before proceeding to court. These changes resulted in a 25% decrease in court filings in parenting matters (Kaspiew, R., Moloney, L., Dunstan, J., and De Maio, J., 2015).

      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:50:21 GMT
       
  • Issue 98 - Donor identification: Victorian legislation gives rights to all
           donor-conceived people
    • Abstract: Allan, Sonia
      On Tuesday, 23 February 2016, the state parliament of Victoria passed legislation that will enable all donor-conceived people the opportunity to receive identifying information about their sperm, oocyte or embryo donor(s).1 Referred to as "Narelle's Law", the passing of the legislation honours the memory of a donor-conceived woman who died in 2013 from hereditable bowel cancer. Narelle Grech had searched for her donor for 15 years, and had engaged in extensive lobbying, alongside many others, to create legal change for donorconceived people to know their biological heritage (Tomazin, 2013).

      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:50:21 GMT
       
  • Issue 98 - Context: The responding to family violence study's discussion
           of family law DOORS
    • Abstract: Kaspiew, Rae; Carson, Rachel
      The Responding to Family Violence (RFV) study was one part of a very significant research program that examined the impact of the 2012 family violence amendments.

      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:50:21 GMT
       
  • Issue 98 - The family law doors: Research and practice updates
    • Abstract: McIntosh, Jennifer E; Lee, Jamie; Ralfs, Claire
      The Family Law DOORS (FL-DOORS) is a whole-of-family, first level risk screening framework designed for use across the family law sector. It was released in Australia in March 2013. During the summer of 2013-14, the Australian Institute for Family Studies (AIFS) surveyed the sector about its use and views of FL-DOORS, as part of a broader evaluation of the 2012 family violence amendments. AIFS published the findings in October 2015 in the Responding to Family Violence Report (RFV) and concluded, "At this stage, there is evidence of limited take-up of the FL-DOORS risk assessment tool in the family law system and some participants held concerns about the implications of its use in legal settings" (Kaspiew, Carson, Coulson, Dunstan, and Moore, 2015, p. xx). The data published in the RFV were sourced more than 30 months ago, and when read alongside other comments in the RFV, may give the impression that FL-DOORS failed to reach its potential. Here we provide a series of updates on current use of and research with the FL-DOORS, referring to data from over 7,200 cases. We restate the rationale of FL-DOORS and address specific critique about the framework reported in the RFV. We consider the possibilities of universal screening in the family law sector, including the place of the Family Law DOORS as the only validated whole-of-family risk screening tool, applicable across the whole family law system.

      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:50:21 GMT
       
  • Issue 98 - Laying the guideposts for participatory practice: Children's
           participation in family law matters
    • Abstract: Beckhouse, Kylie
      The legal representation of vulnerable children is conceivably the most critical role played by lawyers in the family law system. Perhaps reflecting the importance of the role performed by these legal representatives for children's best interests (called Independent Children's Lawyers or ICLs) the last decade has seen a flurry of research around children's participation from the perspectives of children, their families, academics and the legal profession.

      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:50:21 GMT
       
  • Issue 98 - AIFS conference 2016
    • PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:50:21 GMT
       
  • Issue 98 - Elder abuse in Australia
    • Abstract: Kaspiew, Rae; Carson, Rachel; Rhoades, Helen
      Elder abuse presents a range of complex challenges for the Australian community.

      The structures and frameworks in the areas of ageing generally and elder abuse particularly have parallels with those that shape responses to family and domestic violence and child protection, but the range of frameworks is greater and more complex. From a policy perspective, Commonwealth, state and territory governments have intersecting responsibilities in relation to ageing, aged care and health. Local governments also have responsibility for the delivery of services to the aged.

      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:50:21 GMT
       
  • Issue 98 - The family law implications of early contact between sperm
           donors and their donor offspring
    • Abstract: Kelly, Fiona; Dempsey, Deborah
      Over the past decade, increasing domestic and international attention has been given to the rights of children conceived using donated sperm, eggs or embryos (Law Reform Committee, 2012; Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee, 2011; Nuffield Council on Bioethics, 2013). In particular, concerns have been raised about the psychological implications for donor-conceived people of being unable to access the identity of their donor(s) (Applehy, Blake, and Freeman, 2012; Blyth, Crawshaw, Frith, and Jones, 2012; Rodino, Burton, and Sanders, 2011). Donor linking - the process whereby donor- conceived people, donors and/or recipient parents seek access to each other's identifying information - has emerged as a key response to these concerns. While Australia lacks a national framework for donor linking, three states (Victoria, NSW and Western Australia) have introduced legislation that prospectively prohibits donor anonymity. The legislation requires that all donors recruited in those states consent to having their identity revealed to their donor offspring when the children reach the age of majority.

      PubDate: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:50:21 GMT
       
  • Issue 97 - Welfare conditionality as a child protection tool
    • Abstract: Hand, Kelly; Katz, Ilan; Gray, Matthew; Bray, JRob
      Child neglect is a significant issue in Australia, as it is many other countries. While the primary responses to child neglect are child protection and welfare systems and legal processes, welfare conditionality is increasingly being used to try to ensure that children receive the best possible parenting and are not neglected.

      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:46:11 GMT
       
  • Issue 97 - Assessing the effectiveness of school-based sexual abuse
           prevention programs
    • Abstract: Walsh, Kerryann; Zwi, Karen; Woolfenden, Susan; Shlonsky, Aron
      Child sexual abuse is a serious problem for children worldwide with prevalence estimated at between 10-20% for girls and 5-10% for boys when sexual abuse is measured on a continuum from exposure through unwanted touching to penetrative assault prior to 18 years of age (Barth, Bermetz, Heim, Trelle, and Tonia, 2013; Ji, Finkelhor, and Dunne, 2013; Pereda, Guilera, Forns, and Gomez-Benito, 2009; Stoltenborgh, Van Ijzendoorn, Euser, and Bakermans-Kranenburg, 2011). Many individuals, however, do not ever disclose their abuse (London, Bruck, Ceci, and Shuman, 2005) nor report it to authorities (Wyatt, Loeb, Solis, and Carmona, 1999); the data available, therefore, may underestimate the true prevalence.

      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:46:11 GMT
       
  • Issue 97 - Why do families matter for our future?
    • Abstract: Hollonds, Anne
      It was recently put to me as the new Director of the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) that a key policy question for Australia right now is: "Why are families important?" This surprising comment highlighted that an understanding of the important role of families in our national life may not necessarily be a given, requiring fresh consideration by a new generation of policy makers. At the beginning of 2016 - coincidentally the 40th anniversary of the Family Court of Australia - it's a good moment to pause and reflect on some of our recent learnings about families to inform investment in future policy directions.

      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:46:11 GMT
       
  • Issue 97 - Doing gender overnight?: Parenthood, gender and sleep quantity
           and quality in Australia
    • Abstract: Plage, Stefanie; Perales, Francisco; Baxter, Janeen
      The importance of sleep for individuals in all life-course stages cannot be underestimated. Sleep affects physical and mental health, workrelated productivity, and longevity, among other things (see e.g., Grandner, Hale, Moore, and Patel, 2010; Lamberg, 2004; Leproult and Van Cauter, 2010; Taheri, Lin, Austin, Young, and Mignot, 2004). Hence, the promotion of healthy sleeping habits is a fundamental pillar of public health strategies to improve population wellbeing (Altevogt and Colten, 2006). In Australia, the annual direct and indirect costs of poor sleep amount to over $5 billion (Hillman and Lack, 2013). Yet, we know surprisingly little about the social determinants of sleep in contemporary Australia.

      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:46:11 GMT
       
  • Issue 97 - The Expert Panel project: Towards better outcomes for families
    • Abstract: Robinson, Elly; Esler, Marian
      The Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) commissioned the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) in 2014 to assist with the establishment of a panel of experts to help agencies funded under the department's Families and Children Activity. The Families and Children Activity provides early intervention and prevention programs and services to improve the wellbeing of families and children.

      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:46:11 GMT
       
  • Issue 97 - Marriage and relationship education: Recent research findings
    • Abstract: Commerford, Joanne; Hunter, Cathryn
      The ways in which intimate couple relationships1 are entered into and sustained have altered significantly over the last few decades (Moloney and Weston, 2012), with many unprecedented changes to how couples form and dissolve relationships and make decisions to have children (Weston and Qu, 2013). Couples choosing to live together without being married, getting married at increasingly later ages and having greater access to divorce, are some of the trends in relationships that are important to consider when designing programs and delivering services to couples and families (Weston and Qu, 2013).

      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:46:11 GMT
       
  • Issue 97 - Parent-only care in Australia What it is and why it matters
    • Abstract: Phillips, Emma; Baron, Paula
      This article is concerned with parent-only care. Recently, there has been much in the media about increasing women's workforce participation1 and the related issue of child care. These discussions largely assume that parents are prepared to outsource their child care. But this assumption does not apply universally. To date, the views of parent-only carers have not been raised.

      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:46:11 GMT
       
  • Issue 97 - Payee mothers' interactions with the department of human
           services - child support
    • Abstract: Natalier, Kristin; Cook, Kay; Pitman, Torna
      In Australia, an estimated 85% of separated parents share the costs of raising their children under the Child Support Scheme (CSS), with some interaction with the Department of Human Services - Child Support (DHS-CS) (previously the Child Support Agency [CSA]) (Fehlberg, Kaspiew, Millbank, Kelly, and Behrens, 2014). Yet despite its impact on the finances of separated parents and their children, there is no recent research that directly and systematically investigates clients' interactions with DHS-CS. In a first step to addressing this empirical gap, this paper summarises findings from a qualitative study of payee mothers' descriptions of their interactions with DHS-CS.

      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:46:11 GMT
       
  • Issue 97 - Research to results: Using evidence to improve outcomes for
           families: AIFS conference 2016
    • PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:46:11 GMT
       
  • Issue 97 - Settlement experiences of recently arrived humanitarian
           migrants: Building a New Life in Australia - Wave 1
    • Abstract: Jenkinson, Rebecca; Silbert, Michelle; De Maio, John; Edwards, Ben
      Humanitarian migrants are fleeing trauma and persecution. Many have spent periods of time in refugee camps or detention centres pending resolution of their status. The journey that people make from refugee to citizen is one where they will encounter many hurdles, but also support from people who took the journey before them, from the community, and from different levels of government.

      PubDate: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:46:11 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Institute seminars
    • PubDate: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:33:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - The child family community Australia
    • Abstract: Robinson, Elly; Knight, Ken
      The Australian Institute of Family Studies has a long history of providing research in an easy-to-use format to inform the development of policy and practice. A rigorous, evidence-informed approach to policy and practice is important not only to help achieve intended outcomes, but also to reduce the possibility of unintended outcomes (Peterson, 2006) or costly mistakes (Banks, 2009).

      PubDate: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:33:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Family law update
    • Abstract: Moore, Sharnee; Carson, Rachel
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:33:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Facts sheet
    • Abstract: Baxter, Jennifer; Higgins, Daryl; Hayes, Alan
      This Facts Sheet has been prepared for the 2012 National Families Week, with this year's theme being "Families make all the difference: Helping kids to grow and learn". It provides a range of information on ways in which families nurture and support children's physical, learning and social emotional development.

      PubDate: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:33:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - AIFS research directions 2012-15
    • Abstract:
      The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), as the Australian Government's key family research agency, has the overarching aim to advance understanding of the factors affecting family wellbeing in Australia.

      PubDate: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:33:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Family grief therapy: A vital model in oncology, palliative
           care and bereavement
    • Abstract: Schuler, Tammy A; Zaider, Talia I; Kissane, David W
      Life events are formed by inescapable experiences that bring some degree of challenge, change or loss and need for adaptation to those affected. The most natural support base in this setting can be the family. Distress and grief associated with life events, such as a life-threatening illness and bereavement, can be helpfully shared with the family, who assist with processing and making sense of the event, provide mutual support and caregiving and, eventually, help with coming to terms with the losses and moving forward with life (Kissane and Bloch, 1994).

      PubDate: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:33:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Parental separation and grandchildren: The multiple
           perspectives of grandparents
    • Abstract: Deblaquiere, Julie; Moloney, Lawrie; Weston, Ruth
      Perhaps I want that ideal situation where a child is yours for a couple of days and you adore them and they adore you and you do wonderful things together, and the grandma, as we know, gives, just gives the time, you know, which a mum doesn't have. (Maternal grandmother). You know, I'll see her, I pick her up from school, bring her home, have a wee chat to her and I'll say do you want me to hear your reader darling' Yes or no. Then I leave her because her mum hasn't seen her for a while. You know, so it's a fleeting loving of a child. (Maternal grandmother). You know, I could see her a lot more than we do, my husband and I, but they say, "Oh no, we've only got her Friday night and Saturday night and Sunday of this weekend, and, you know, if you take her ". So we rarely have her to sleep over. Rarely - and only in the school holidays now - would I have a day where I'm able to bring her to the city to see whatever it might be. (Maternal grandmother). I ... hid so that I could see [my granddaughter] when [my son] was finally allowed to see her on his own. Because [the child's mother] has been hell that way. But I hid, so that when she ... left the baby behind, I was allowed to appear and see the baby. So I saw her twice in two years. And how it affected me is, I don't think I will ever, ever have that ... I won't let myself have that bond that I had when she was a baby. Because I don't want to ever go through that hurt ever again. (Paternal grandmother). I've had to fight to get to see my granddaughter on a Saturday. And it's been made known by my son - not so much by his ex-partner - that if I wasn't paying for her [extracurricular lessons], I wouldn't be seeing my granddaughter at all. (Paternal grandfather). We really never had much contact with the grandchild at all, even before the separation. So that's pretty awkward. But it's the distance thing. (Maternal grandfather).

      PubDate: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:33:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Family transitions as children start school
    • Abstract: Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob; Kearney, Emma
      Becoming a parent is a significant event. As children grow and develop, parents make adjustments related to the changes in their children's development. One of the major adjustments parents make is in response to children starting school. Even when children have attended prior-to-school settings, starting school "involves adjustments by the entire family, including altered schedules and changing expectations of parenting ... School entry therefore represents a potentially stressful normative change for parents as well" (DeCaro and Worthman, 2011, p. 441).

      PubDate: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:33:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Starting school: A pivotal life transition for children and
           their families
    • Abstract: Sayers, Mary; West, Sue; Lorains, Jen; Laidlaw, Bella; Moore, Tim G; Robinson, Rachel
      All children arrive at primary school with knowledge and experiences from growing up within the context of family, neighbourhood, service and community environments. Traditional concepts of school readiness have placed emphasis on a child's skills; however, preschool skill-based assessments of children's functioning have been shown to be poor predictors of subsequent school adjustment and achievement (La Paro and Pianta, 2001; Pianta and La Paro, 2003). More recent thinking about the transition to school recognises that "school readiness does not reside solely in the child, but reflects the environments in which children find themselves" (Kagan and Rigby, 2003, p. 13).

      PubDate: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:33:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - The role of planning, support, and maternal and infant factors
           in women's return to work after maternity leave
    • Abstract: Coulson, Melissa; Skouteris, Helen; Dissanayake, Cheryl
      Workforce participation by mothers - particularly those with young children - is not a new phenomenon. In countries such as the US and Australia, an increase in maternal employment has been evident since the 1960s, although other countries, such as the Netherlands and Spain, did not follow suit until the 1990s (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD], 2007). The benefits from women being employed are broad, as employment is related to improvements in their mental health, physical health, financial resources and social supports (Gjerdingen, McGovern, Bekker, Lundberg, and Willemsen, 2001; Lee and Powers, 2002; Rout, Cooper, and Kerslake, 1997; Schnittker, 2007). Additionally, employers benefit from women returning to work after maternity leave. The costs of replacing an employee are quite high (Davidson, Timo, and Wang, 2010; Tracey and Hinkin, 2008), with estimates of turnover costs ranging from 29% to 46% (Bernthal and Wellins, 2001). Moreover, the costs cited in the literature often do not consider the indirect costs of employee turnover, such as those associated with the initial inefficiency of a new employee, which, when estimated to be approximately 80% of the total cost (Phillips, 1990), far outweighs the direct costs of replacing an employee (Davidson et al., 2010; Phillips, 1990; Scholss, Flanagan, Culler, and Wright, 2009).

      PubDate: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:33:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - The prevalence of potential family life difficulties in a
           national longitudinal general population sample of Australian children
    • Abstract: Jacobs, Jennifer; Agho, Kingsley; Raphael, Beverley
      A large body of literature has linked family life difficulties with a range of mental health problems during childhood, adolescence and adulthood, including anxiety, depressive disorders, drug and alcohol misuse and psychosis, as well as other problems such as obesity (e.g., Green et al., 2010; Kessler, Davis, and Kendler, 1997; Read and Bentall, 2012; Schilling, Aseltine, and Gore, 2007; Zubrick, et al., 2005). These life difficulties have been variously referred to as adverse childhood experiences, life events and maladaptive family functioning. This does not, however, indicate the relevance or clinical significance of these experiences, which can only be determined with prevalence estimates in general population samples. Prevalence estimates provide an indication of the numbers and nature of these adverse experiences, and can also contribute to estimating their correlates and outcomes.

      PubDate: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:33:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Experiences and effects of life events: Evidence from two
           Australian longitudinal studies
    • Abstract: Baxter, Jennifer; Qu, Lixia; Weston, Ruth; Moloney, Lawrie; Hayes, Alan
      When asked what he feared most, then Prime Minister Harold MacMillan is said to have responded: "Events dear boy, events". This article examines particular types of events that may occur at different stages of life and may have consequences for the wellbeing of those involved, such as serious personal injury/ illness, serious injury/illness or death of a family member, relationship changes, and changes related to financial matters. The full list of life events covered is discussed further below.

      PubDate: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:33:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Director's report
    • Abstract: Hayes, Alan
      The ebb and flow of family life is punctuated by events, some of which we can anticipate, while others take us by surprise - the proverbial bolts from the blue. The former may allow us some time to prepare. The unexpectedness of the latter typically challenges our resilience and capacity to cope. Whether expected, or not, they can have profound effects, for good or ill, on individuals and their families. The extent to which they spill into family life in part depends on the collective capabilities and resources of the family and the extent of its connectedness to its community and the support of those around it. The Institute's work often highlights the events in life that can change the path that a child or family takes. Such research provides valuable evidence to inform the work of policymakers and service providers.

      PubDate: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:33:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - Book notes [Book Review]
    • Abstract:
      Review(s) of: Marginalised young people, surveillance and public space: A research report, by (2010). Dean Wilson, Jen Rose and Emma Colvin. Melbourne: Youth Affairs Council; Walking this path together. Anti-racist and anti-oppressive child welfare practice, by (2009). Susan Strega and Sohki Aski Esquao (Eds.). Nova Scotia, Canada: Fernwood Publishing; Everyday learning about bullying, by (2010). Robyn Dolby. Deakin West, ACT: Early Childhood Australia. Price: $14.95; Women and the law in Australia, by (2010). Patricia Easteal (Ed). Chatswood, NSW: Lexis Nexis Butterworths. Price: $150.00; The dad factor: How father-baby bonding helps a child for life, by (2011). Richard Fletcher. Sydney: Finch Publishing. Price: $29.95; Behind the mask: The hidden struggle of parenthood, by (2010). Jane Bennett. North Fitzroy, VIC: PANDA and Gidget Foundation. Price: $32.00; Girltopia: A world of real conversations for real girls, by (2010). Jane Bennett. Bendigo, NSW: St Luke's Innovative Resources. Price: $62.50.

      PubDate: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 16:07:25 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - Institute seminars
    • PubDate: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 16:07:25 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - Maternity leave and reduced future earning capacity
    • Abstract: Baker, David
      At the beginning of 2011, publicly funded leave to care for newborn children became a reality through the new Paid Parental Leave Act 2010. The provision of public funding to support working parents taking time out of the workforce to have a child has been generally welcomed since the policy announcement. Introduction has been long overdue - our New Zealand neighbours have benefited from such a scheme since 2001 - and goes part of the way to addressing the previously inequitable provision of paid leave among employees.

      PubDate: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 16:07:25 GMT
       
 
 
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