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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.

"Well hang on, that’s sort of not right" : family and staff perspectives on 'Cultures of Respect' in supported accommodation services for people with intellectual disability.

This study explored how families of adults with intellectual disability who use supported accommodation services and staff understand the concepts of rights, respect, dignity and abuse, and what they look like in practice.

“Everything Effects Everything Else”: Power, perception and hidden forms of restrictive practice in shared supported accommodation

The overall aim of this research was to contribute to improving the quality of life and dignity of people living in shared supported accommodation who are subject to restrictive practices.

“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 picture of Australia's children 2012

This report provides the latest information on how Australia is faring according to key indicators of child health, development, and wellbeing.

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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