In late 2021, The Salvation Army did a nationwide Social Justice Stocktake to get to the heart of what people were seeing in their local communities. From there, they built a map of social justice priorities across Australia.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an important agreement by countries who have promised to protect children’s rights. The Convention explains who children are, all their rights, and the responsibilities of governments. All the rights are connected, they are all equally important and they cannot be taken away from children.
Children’s Emotional Development Is Built into the Architecture of Their Brains is an article written by National Scientific Council on the developing child.
A growing body of scientific evidence tells us that emotional development begins early in life, that it is a critical aspect of the development of overall brain architecture, and that it has enormous consequences over the course of a lifetime. These findings have far-reaching implications for policymakers and parents, and, therefore, demand our attention.
Published by Mission Australia, this paper identifies domestic and family violence as a key driver of homelessness in Australia, particularly for women and children. The paper discusses the importance of domestic and family violence prevention in order to prevent homelessness, requiring a cultural and systemic shift in individual and community attitudes regarding gender and violence.
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
This research examined the impact of housing and other support services on safety and wellbeing for families experiencing domestic and family violence. It reviewed the legislative framework, strategies, governance arrangements and major initiatives in each state and territory, together with interviews with key stakeholders and users to better understand integration of support services.
Couch surfers are among the most hidden groups of people experiencing homelessness. This report explores the circumstances, experiences and housing outcomes of couch surfers who sought assistance from specialist homelessness services between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2015. Based on service use patterns across a 4–year period, this comprehensive analysis highlights the diversity and the complexities of the couch surfer population.
The specialist homelessness services 2017-18 web report is the seventh annual report from the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC).
Australian Institute of Family Studies, Child Family Community Australia have conducted a study into Childen who Bully at school.
Full Report of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, handed down 30th April 2016.
A shared national framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia. Developed by Our Watch, VicHealth and ANROWS - on Tuesday 10th November.