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Children and Families Research Centre

Facilitating health and well-being of children and families


This research theme investigates ways to strengthen supports, optimise contextual factors and enhance knowledge that will ultimately facilitate wellbeing and reduce the risks associated with disadvantage and marginalisation of children, families and groups.

Research will focus on enhancing knowledge, skills and attitudes which constitute healthy environments for children and families. This includes children and families who are living in fragile contexts such as impoverished, disaster and post conflict conditions and those who are excluded from main stream supports and services due to environmental or personal barriers. 

Theme Leader: Professor Jacqueline Hayden or visit her profile page on the Institute of Early Childhood website


Project Highlight


Project Highlight

Vulnerable and at-risk families and Children in extreme and disaster situations


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