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This latest report from the Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre’s Focus on Western Australia series looks to add to our understanding of the lives of young children in Australia, the environment within which they live and learn, and the services provided to families to enable their children to thrive https://bcec.edu.au/assets/2020/08/BCEC-The-Early-Years-Investing-in-Our-Future-Report-2020-270820.pdf https://bcec.edu.au/assets/2020/08/BCEC-The-Early-Years-Investing-in-Our-Future-Report-2020-270820.…
To reframe how we talk about parenting means beginning our communications with what children need to develop well, rather than what parents should do to be effective. It also means we must stop highlighting how hard parenting is, because that gets people stuck on problems rather than solutions. The research also shows a way forward on how to use metaphor to help explain that the external environment shapes parenting.…
The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of Ms Anne Hollands to the role of the National Children’s Commissioner. Read more: link https://humanrights.gov.au/about/news/media-releases/commission-welcomes-new-childrens-commissioner
The Department of Communities (Communities), Connecting Early Years Networks undertook a statewide survey of Early Years Networks (Networks) members and a statewide survey of backbone supports to: ascertain member composition, participation and understanding of local Network operations gain further insight of local backbone support provided to Networks and obtain baseline data to inform the support role of Communities to Networks going forward.…
On 22 July 2020, the Department of Communities launched a strategy to reduce family and domestic violence. Path to Safety: Western Australia’s Strategy to Reduce Family and Domestic Violence 2020 – 2030 sets out a clear whole-of-government and community plan for reducing and responding to this issue over the next decade. https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/strategies/family-and-domestic-violence-reduction-strategy/ https://www.communities.wa.gov.…