Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

  1. 23 March 2017

    Parents need to get involved to improve a child's educational outcomes

    Dr Lisa O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer of The Smith Family, shares her experiences on why parents need to get involved to improve a child's educational outcomes.

  2. 15 February 2017

    How to Assess Family Engagement Using Data, Not Intuition

    Ms. Jenni Brasington, one of our international keynote speakers at the upcoming Parent Engagement Conference shares her expertise in how to assess family engagement.

  3. Dr Karen Mapp 16 December 2016

    Making the case for home-school partnership

    Parent Engagement Conference keynote speaker, Dr Karen Mapp, Senior Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), shares her experiences and understanding of the importance of family and school partnerships in fostering students' learning.

  4. Associate Professor Gerry Redmond 11 November 2016

    How crucial are the middle years for child and youth development?

    Associate Professor Gerry Redmond from Flinders University writes about the importance of investment in the middle years. 

  5. Trevor Fletcher 3 November 2016

    The importance of parent engagement in the high school years

    This article examines the importance of parent engagement in both primary and secondary schools.

  6. David Zarb 23 September 2016

    Playgroups, bug catchers and school readiness

    Does attending playgroup increase school readiness? This article examines the benefits of playgroups while focusing on preserving childhood innocence and the freedom to explore.

  7. Dr Andi Salamon and Lyn Farrell 18 August 2016

    Working in integrated ways to support transitions to school

    This article outlines an integrated services perspective on transition to formal schooling. As an integrated service The Infants' Home provides transition to school programs for children and families experiencing complex support needs, as well as children and families from mainstream backgrounds. 

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