Family Matters 2010-2012
Exercising wisdom: Deciding family law matters
This issue of Family Matters focuses on presentations made at the 12th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, 25-27 July 2012. The articles in this edition particularly address family law issues.
Growing Up in Australia and Footprints in Time
Features presentations from the Growing Up in Australia and Footprints in Time Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) and Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) Conference, held 15-16 November 2011 in Melbourne
Prevalence of potential family life difficulties; women's return to work after maternity leave; transition to school; and effects of separation on grandparents.
Protecting children: Evolving systems
National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children; child protection and law reforms; links between child maltreatment and adolescent offending; neurobiological effects of childhood maltreatment; and transitioning from out-of-home care.
Family resources, roles and responsibilities
Intergenerational bequests; fathering in Australia; family violence; the effect of pregnancy and newborns on the household budget; grandparenting and the 2006 family law reforms; shared care time; and interventions for adolescent problem behaviours.
Sustaining families in challenging times
Who's really time poor; children in poverty; UK family policy, lone mothers and paid work; Families at Risk; Living-apart-together (LAT) relationships; Past adoption practices.
A summary of the AIFS Evaluation of the 2006 family law reforms; care time arrangements ater the 2006 reforms; post-separation parenting; child support; relocation disputes; work-family strain amongst mothers.
Violence, abuse and neglect
Connections between childhood family experiences and wellbeing in early adulthood; young people with parents who use alcohol or other drugs; family violence; sexual assault victim/survivors' criminal justice needs.
Family and place
Neighbourhood influences on young children's problems; addressing disadvantage; child developmental systems; Communities for Children; Family Relationship Centres; family dispute; aftermath of natural disaster.