Child Conduct Problems Across Home and School Contexts: A person-centered approach – Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment

ABSTRACT To examine patterns of conduct problems across the home and school context, we used latent class analysis to analyze primary caregivers’ and teachers’ ratings on the conduct problems subscale of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (Goodman Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 38, 581–586, 1997) in the Family Life Project (N?=?1,292), a prospective study … [Read More] Child Conduct Problems Across Home and School Contexts: A person-centered approach – Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment

Child Routines and Self-Regulation Serially Mediate Parenting Practices and Externalizing Problems in Preschool Children – Child & Youth Care Forum

ABSTRACT Background: Studies clearly indicate that parenting practices relate to child externalizing behaviors, although the mechanisms underlying this relation are less well understood. There has been limited evaluation of child routines and self-regulation in relation to these variables, and no known studies have evaluated all of these variables simultaneously. Objective: This study examined child routines and self-regulation … [Read More] Child Routines and Self-Regulation Serially Mediate Parenting Practices and Externalizing Problems in Preschool Children – Child & Youth Care Forum

Longitudinal Associations Between Parental Bonding, Parenting Stress, and Executive Functioning in Toddlerhood – Journal of Child and Family Studies

ABSTRACT Early executive functioning is an important predictor for future development of children’s cognitive skills and behavioral outcomes. Parenting behavior has proven to be a key environmental determinant of child executive functioning. However, the association of parental affect and cognitions directed to the child with child executive functioning has been understudied. Therefore, in the present … [Read More] Longitudinal Associations Between Parental Bonding, Parenting Stress, and Executive Functioning in Toddlerhood – Journal of Child and Family Studies

Children’s Agency: ‘Getting By, Getting Back, Getting Out and Getting Organised’ Under Welfare-to-Work in Australia – Children & Society

ABSTRACT One in four children in lone-parent households in Australia lives in poverty. Welfare-to-work policies designed to ‘activate’ lone-parents into the labour market is one approach that successive governments have employed to address this issue. This article argues that activation policies that target parents risk overlooking the implications for the children in these families. It … [Read More] Children’s Agency: ‘Getting By, Getting Back, Getting Out and Getting Organised’ Under Welfare-to-Work in Australia – Children & Society

We can reduce poverty, inequality and the budget deficit: ACOSS Budget Submission 2017 – ACOSS

Media Release – Extract The Australian Council of Social Service today called on the Turnbull Government to throw out harsh proposals that have repeatedly failed to pass Parliament and adopt budget policies that are fair and sustainable. “After three years of chasing the ill-conceived 2014 Budget cuts, it’s time the Government recast its Budget strategy … [Read More] We can reduce poverty, inequality and the budget deficit: ACOSS Budget Submission 2017 – ACOSS

Ask Me! Self-reported Features of Adolescents Experiencing Neglect or Emotional Maltreatment: A rapid systematic review – Child: Care, Health and Development

ABSTRACT Background: Neglect is often overlooked in adolescence, due in part to assumptions about autonomy and misinterpretation of behaviors being part of normal adolescent development. Emotional maltreatment (abuse or neglect) has a damaging effect throughout the lifespan, but is rarely recognized amongst adolescents. Our review aims to identify features that adolescents experiencing neglect and/ or emotional … [Read More] Ask Me! Self-reported Features of Adolescents Experiencing Neglect or Emotional Maltreatment: A rapid systematic review – Child: Care, Health and Development

Locating Economic Risks for Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health: Poverty and affluence in families, neighborhoods, and schools – Child Development

ABSTRACT Research has identified risks of both poverty and affluence for adolescents. This study sought to clarify associations between income and youth mental and behavioral health by delineating economic risks derived from family, neighborhood, and school contexts within a nationally representative sample of high school students (N = 13,179, average age 16). Attending schools with more affluent … [Read More] Locating Economic Risks for Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health: Poverty and affluence in families, neighborhoods, and schools – Child Development

Female consumers as agents of change for transforming the environmental sustainability landscape – International Journal of Consumer Studies

ABSTRACT Faith in others (governments and businesses) can be seen as society’s predisposition to handle environmental problems. The paper examines whether women, who undertake a large majority of household purchases, can influence change in consumption practices so as to contribute to sustainability initiatives. Understanding women’s character in this manner is informative, it helps us to … [Read More] Female consumers as agents of change for transforming the environmental sustainability landscape – International Journal of Consumer Studies

Financial stress: We’re worrying ourselves sick over money – PS News Professional

Extract from an article by Darragh O’Keeffe Darragh O’Keeffe says increasing numbers of Australians are living with immense money worries that are impacting on their physical and mental health, but it is important to know that help is available. It was a break-up with her partner four years ago that plunged Shari Rainbow into sudden financial … [Read More] Financial stress: We’re worrying ourselves sick over money – PS News Professional

English government ramps up energy performance requirements of private rental sector (UK) – The Fifth Estate

Extract from an article by David Thorpe  Non-residential landlords in England and Wales will soon have to make their properties meet minimum standards. They can apply for an exemption – but are the arbitrators of these appeals properly qualified? New guidelines issued by the English government state that from April 2018 private non-domestic landlords must ensure … [Read More] English government ramps up energy performance requirements of private rental sector (UK) – The Fifth Estate

NDIS Service Provider Rating Site Expands to NSW – Pro Bono Australia

Extract from an article by Ellie Cooper Social enterprise Clickability, Australia’s first online platform to rate and review National Disability Insurance Scheme service providers, is expanding to New South Wales. Clickability, which has been described as a TripAdvisor for the NDIS, will launch in NSW on 1 March with the aim of helping people with … [Read More] NDIS Service Provider Rating Site Expands to NSW – Pro Bono Australia

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