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A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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: 11)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
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Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 135)
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Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
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Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
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)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access  
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
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: 28)
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: 30)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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)
Caderno CRH     Open Access  
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: 11)
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)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 10)
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: 4)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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: 14)
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)
Desafios     Open Access  
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: 63)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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: 14)
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: 8)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Family Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription  

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  • Issue 99 - Institute seminars
    • PubDate: Thu, 18 May 2017 22:05:33 GMT
       
  • Issue 99 - The expert panel project: What have we learned to date?
    • Abstract: Robinson, Elly
      The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) was commissioned by the Department of Social Services (DSS) to establish a panel of experts to assist agencies funded under the department's Families and Children Activity ("the Panel"; 2014-2019). The role of the Panel is to advise, mentor, support and train service providers to increasingly offer services and programs that are shown to improve outcomes for families and children.

      PubDate: Thu, 18 May 2017 22:05:33 GMT
       
  • Issue 99 - Supported playgroups for parents and children: The evidence for
           their benefits
    • Abstract: Commerford, Joanne; Robinson, Elly
      Playgroups are local, community-based groups that bring together preschool-aged children and their parents or carers for the purpose of play and social activities (Dadich and Spooner, 2008). The delivery of playgroups throughout Australia has been an integral part of the landscape of early childhood programs for many decades; however, despite the prominence of playgroups in the lives of Australian families, there have been limited efforts to establish through formal evaluation processes whether they contribute to outcomes for children, parents and/or communities. While there is generally a lack of evaluation studies to support the effectiveness of playgroups, vastly different funding and operational models also contribute to a highly diverse group of programs being labelled as playgroups. This creates difficulties in establishing an understanding of "what works".

      PubDate: Thu, 18 May 2017 22:05:33 GMT
       
  • Issue 99 - Insights from the Australian government department of social
           services' families group
    • Abstract: Baxter, Roslyn
      The focus of the Department of Social Services (DSS) is on the development of policies, programs and payments to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia. Over the last few years, DSS has worked with service providers, peak organisations and state and territory governments to lay solid foundations, through embedding evidencebased practice and increasing our focus on early intervention and prevention, where we know we are likely to have the greatest and most lasting impact on families and children.

      PubDate: Thu, 18 May 2017 22:05:33 GMT
       
  • Issue 99 - Evaluating the outcomes of programs for Indigenous families and
           communities
    • Abstract: Muir, Stewart; Dean, Adam
      This resource outlines some issues and common challenges that require careful thought when planning an evaluation of a program targeting Indigenous people. This is not, however, a how-to guide to evaluation. Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) has an extensive range of resources that outline evaluation principles and methods. In any case, the specifics of an evaluation will depend on the program and the context. Rather, this resource highlights the need for commissioning organisations and funding bodies to adequately plan for evaluation, to consider potential barriers and solutions before the evaluation starts, and to ensure the meaningful participation of Indigenous people. Developing an Indigenous-focused evaluation culture will not guarantee an evaluation's success, however the absence of such a culture is likely to make the evaluation task more difficult and less likely to meet local community needs.

      PubDate: Thu, 18 May 2017 22:05:33 GMT
       
  • Issue 99 - Practitioners on evidence
    • Abstract: Morley, Sam
      PubDate: Thu, 18 May 2017 22:05:33 GMT
       
  • Issue 99 - What can early interventions really achieve, and how will we
           know?
    • Abstract: Lynch, John
      The call for "evidence-based" policymaking has become common. This has been attributed to the confluence of a better-educated public, a rapid rise in research capacity, and vastly expanded information technology. Overall, there is a drive for more accountability in public spending that moves with the political times and the ability to demonstrate better outcomes with less waste.

      PubDate: Thu, 18 May 2017 22:05:33 GMT
       
  • Issue 99 - Research to recommendations
    • Abstract: Coate, Jennifer
      The idea of translating "research to results" is at the heart of one of the key mechanisms of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission). In an endeavour to meet our terms of reference, the Royal Commission has engaged in a major research program, which has assisted us to arrive at recommendations that are likely to span policy, legislative reform, structural reform and administrative reform.

      PubDate: Thu, 18 May 2017 22:05:33 GMT
       
  • Issue 99 - Director's report
    • Abstract: Hollonds, Anne
      PubDate: Thu, 18 May 2017 22:05:33 GMT
       
  • Issue 99 - Two-generation programs Can 1 + 1 be more than 2?
    • Abstract: Duncan, Greg
      Two-generation programs provide services to both parents and children. Their goal is to help disadvantaged families by coordinating services offered to parents and children in synergistic combinations.

      PubDate: Thu, 18 May 2017 22:05:33 GMT
       
  • Issue 99 - "Working out what works for families": Evidence and the
           Australian child and family service system
    • Abstract: Hand, Kelly
      My one word is "Data". The collection and application of data will have a massive effect on service delivery in social services and indeed in most other areas in government ...

      PubDate: Thu, 18 May 2017 22:05:33 GMT
       
  • 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
       
 
 
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