Child young people: safety and well-being

Research in this area extends from healthy children and young people in their social and school environments through to severely disadvantaged children and young people and their families. This includes children and young people in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, Indigenous communities and low socio-economic communities. Research is typically informed by theoretical and conceptual perspectives about safety, risk, resilience, welfare and wellbeing. Understanding the policy context of responding to complex problems experienced by children and young people is also critical to research in this area, as are the interconnections between practice, policy and research. Principles of conducting ethical research with children who represent a vulnerable community group underpin the research activities.

Researchers in this area include:

Dr Jennifer Broadbent Honorary Associate
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Dr Lesley Laing Senior Lecturer, Undergraduate and Pre-service Programs
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Dr Denise Lynch Honorary Senior Lecturer
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Associate Professor Fran Waugh Pro Dean
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