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'Good Enough Parenting': Parental disability and child protection

This paper focuses on child protection matters involving parents with a disability. It shows that parents with a disability received very little support and training needed in order to retain or regain care of their children. They were more harshly judged than parents without a disability.

"Permanent discharge": deaths of people under 50 years of age in residential aged care in Victoria

This research presents the cases of three "preventable" deaths of people under 50 years of age in residential aged care in Victoria, Australia, none of which was reported to the coroner and all of which have implications for systemic reform.

“I’ve never been a yes person”: Decision-making participation and self-conceptualization after severe traumatic brain injury

The aim of this study was to explore how participation in decision making contributes to self-conceptualization in adults with severe traumatic brain injury.

“There’s No Other Way to Describe it”: Images of Disability and Challenging Behaviour on a Current Affair

This paper draws attention to the negative images and stereotypes about young people with challenging behaviours and disability. It requests Australian educators and researchers to critique sensationalised and negative representation of people with disability in the mainstream media.

A brave new world? Neo-eugenics and its challenge to difference

This paper focuses on the surveillance and segregation of women with disabilities from a historical perspective. It indicated how the every-day lives of these women were affected by such practices.

Aging mothers and aging daughters: Life-long caring and intellectual disability

This paper examines the relationships between ageing, caring and intellectual disability. The article describes how dominant discourses associated with eugenics, institutional care and motherhood shape caring and daughter-mother relationships.

An Integrative Review of Literature on the Implementation of Positive Behaviour Support

This literature review integrates the core literature on Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and its systemic implementation in organisations.

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Yout

At the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), we progress and promote evidence-based programs and strategies to improve the wellbeing of children and youth.

Behavioral and physiological predictors of guide dog success

This paper reports on experiments conducted to find ways to reduce the costs of guide dogs for people with vision impairment. This study reports that four specific behavioural responses, which may reflect anxiety and restlessness, predict low suitability of dogs for guiding work.

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