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Australia's welfare 2013: The 11th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides an overview of the wellbeing of Australians across domains of healthy living, autonomy and participation, and social cohesion, presenting information on welfare services especially with regards to key groups.

Between joy and sorrow: being a parent of a child with developmental disability

This article seeks to explore the experiences of parents who have children with significant developmental disability.

Caregivers of people with neurodegenerative diseases: Profile and unmet needs from a population-based survey in South Australia

This is a cross-sectional, whole of population study conducted in South Australia. Data were analysed to determine the profile and unmet care needs of people who identify as having provided care for a person who died an expected death from NDDs.

Carers' hope, wellbeing and attitudes regarding recovery

This study compared carers’ and mental health workers’ recovery attitudes, and undertook multivariate predictions of carers’ wellbeing, hopefulness and recovery attitudes.

Characteristics of the closest relationships between children with developmental disabilities and peers in inclusive settings

This study examined the features of the relationships between children with developmental disabilities and their peers in inclusive school settings. It focuses on intimacy, trust, companionship and confluent between these children.

Children & Society

Children & Society is an international, interdisciplinary journal publishing high quality research and debate on all aspects of childhood and policies and services for children and young people.

Coping strategies in mothers of school-aged children with intellectual disabilities

The role of the family is crucially important in providing a good education to students with special needs. However, this role is often overlooked. Parents can play a critical role in students' long-term achievement.

Coping with bullying in Australian schools: how children with disabilities experience support from friends, parents and teachers

The aim of this phenomenological study was to explore how children with disabilities experienced support when they were bullied at school.

Culturally and linguistically diverse carers in Australia: Background report

This report provides a profile of culturally and linguistically diverse carers in Australia, as well as an overview of the services, programs, resources and relevant policies and strategies for this group.

Developing the National Early Childhood Development Researchable Data Set

This information paper outlines the processes undertaken towards establishing the National Early Childhood Development Researchable Data Set.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...