Child protection contact among children of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: A South Australian linked data study

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Health and Wellbeing, Children and Young People, Journal article

This Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health study provides valuable insights for practitioners in child and family services. It examines child protection contact among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) children in South Australia and reveals a higher likelihood compared to non-CALD children. Practitioners can benefit from this research as it emphasises the importance of targeting support within the child protection system to address the specific challenges that CALD children and their families face.

Compliance with and enforcement of family law parenting orders: Final report

Client Voice, Evidence Informed Decision Making, Children and Young People, Report

This Australian National Research Organisation for Women's Safety report details findings from a research program focusing on compliance and enforcement of family law parenting orders. The report found decision-making process did not include children and young people's voices and systemic issues in the family law system and may be relevant for family and law services.

I believe you: Children and young people’s experiences of seeking help, securing help and navigating the family violence system

Family Violence, Client Voice, Children and Young People, Report

The Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre (MGFVPC) conducted a research project in collaboration with FSV to develop MARAM practice guidance. This report presents findings from in-depth interviews with Victorian children and young people (ages 10-25) who have experienced family violence, providing valuable insights for practitioners working in this field.

Mind the Gap: Child and adolescent mental health and psychosocial support interventions – An evidence and gap map of low and middle-income countries

Mental Health, Children and Young People, Report

This UNICEF report analyses the high rates of mental disorders among children and adolescents worldwide. The report identifies gaps for early intervention which can provide insights for service providers.

Place matters: The environment we create shapes the foundations of healthy development

Health and Wellbeing, Children and Young People, Report

The working paper by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child explores how built and natural environments influence child development and lifelong health. It discusses the effects of policy change and systemic barriers on resource distribution for healthy development and is relevant for practitioners.

Emerging Minds podcast series on bullying explores supporting mental health of children who engage in or experience bullying. Part one discusses speaking sensitively about bullying, discouraging self-blame, and fostering self-worth. Valuable for practitioners seeking guidance on addressing bullying-related issues with children.

The nature and extent of domestic and family violence exposure for children and young people with disability

Disability, Family Violence, Children and Young People, Report

This Australia's National Research Organisation for Women report is one of three investigating the experiences of children and young people with disability exposed to domestic violence. This report provides insight into using administrative data sets to identify trends through quantitative and qualitative data analysis and will be helpful for service providers wanting to engage with data analysis.

Treading water: Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth transitions

Education, Children and Young People, Report

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research conducted a study using LSAY data to analyse the impact of COVID-19 on young Australians. Findings indicate increased underemployment, higher education participation, and a rise in probable serious mental illness among young people. The report sheds light on the effects of the pandemic on education, employment, wellbeing, and financial and social circumstances.