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Child & Family Social Work

This journal publishes contributions on matters of research, theory, policy and practice in the field of social work with children and their families.

Children and Young People with Disability Australia Education Survey 2016

The results of a 2016 national survey on the education experiences of 1396 students with disability.

Choosing a school: parental decision-making when special schools are an option

Parental rights to choose a school are widely acknowledged. School choices for parents of children with disability have been discussed in the academic literature; however, the decision-making...

Chronic pain in multiple sclerosis: A 10-year longitudinal study

Background and purpose: Pain is a common symptom associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), and has lasting effects on an individual's functional capacity and quality of life. A wide range of...

Classroom discourse of an experienced teacher of Indigenous children

This paper discusses strategies used by a teacher in Indigenous children's academic development. These strategies include constructing an inclusive classroom environment, empowering the students, avoiding authoritarianism and being responsive to the students.

Co-occurring mental disorder and intellectual disability in a large sample of Australian prisoners

OBJECTIVE: Prisoners with intellectual disability who have a coexisting mental health issue often have unmet health needs and are more likely to reoffend than those with intellectual disability...

Comparative expectations of teachers and parents with regard to memory skills in children with intellectual disabilities

This is a survey study exploring the expectations of teachers and parents on the memory skills of children with intellectual disabilities (ID).

Comparison of attitudes to the sexual health of men and women with intellectual disability among parents, professionals, and university students

Background This study investigates whether parents, professionals, and university students have different sexual attitudes towards men versus women with intellectual disability (ID) and which...

Comparison of social circumstances, substance use and substance-related harm in soon-to-be-released prisoners with and without intellectual disability

BACKGROUND: The transition out of prison is likely to be a challenging time for prisoners with intellectual disability (ID). However, little evidence exists to inform interventions for people with...

Complementary, Alternative, and Mainstream Service use Among Families with Young Children with Multiple Disabilities: Family Costs to Access Choices

Families raising a young child with multiple disabilities are charged with significant responsibilities such as learning about their child's condition and navigating mainstream and alternative...

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...