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Mental illness and intellectual disability in magistrates courts in New South Wales, Australia

This study determined the prevalence of dual diagnoses of intellectual disability (ID) and/or cognitive impairment (CI) and psychiatric disorder in a sample of accused persons appearing before four Magistrates Courts in New South Wales. Findings highlight the unmet mental health needs.

National Framework for Reducing and Eliminating the Use of Restrictive Practices in the Disability Service Sector

The National Framework focuses on the reduction of the use of restrictive practices in disability services that involves restraint (including physical, mechanical or chemical) or seclusion.

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators 2003

This report assesses programmes and interventions against some key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage in Australia.

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2003 report

In April 2002, the Council of Australian Governments commissioned the Steering Committee to produce a regular report against key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage. This report has an important...

Parent management training and Asperger syndrome: a randomized controlled trial to evaluate a parent based intervention

The study assessed the outcomes of an intervention. The intervention aimed at increasing parental competence in management of problem behaviours associated with Asperger syndrome.

People with cognitive and mental health impairment - 2nd report

This report focuses on the law relating to people with mental health and/or cognitive impairments who have committed serious offences.

People with intellectual disability who offend or are involved with the criminal justice system

This review seeks to assess the impact of recent research on the field of offenders with intellectual disabilities.

Police contact with people with an intellectual disability: the Independent Third Person perspective

This study sought to explore the perspectives of volunteers on police identification of and responses to people with intellectual disability (ID) in Victoria. Participants completed a survey. They viewed police as competent in dealing with people with ID..

Prevalence and Outcomes for Parents with Disabilities and Their Children in an Australian Court Sample

This article sought to obtain the prevalence of parents with disabilities in statutory child protection proceedings.

Prevalence, clinical features, and correlates of inappropriate sexual behavior after traumatic brain injury: a multicenter study

This study investigated the prevalence and clinical features of inappropriate sexual behavior (ISB) among a community-based cohort of clients of the New South Wales Brain Injury Rehabilitation program.

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