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Research seminars

The FACSIAR Research Seminar Series showcases research studies supported through the FACS External Research Program. The series facilitates the dissemination of new and emerging research evidence for policy makers and practitioners.

May 2017: Improving the outcomes of Aboriginal clients

The inaugural FACSIAR Research Seminar was held on 11 May 2017.

The theme of the seminar was Improving the outcomes of Aboriginal clients.

The first presentation, The Seeding Success Study by Dr. Kathleen Falster, Australian National University and the University of New South Wales, demonstrated the potential of large-scale population-based studies to improve interventions to support childhood health and development, drawing on analyses of the Seeding Success data resource.

This is followed by an overview of Footprints in Time: the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children and some recent study findings. by Fiona Skelton, National Centre for Longitudinal Data, Department of Social Services

The final presentation : Exploring cognitive mediators of early environmental risk on child outcomes by Dr Paul Gray, Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec), examines the impact of maltreatment on childhood development, focusing on cognitive models of emotion regulation and social understanding.

The three presentations focus on the research methodology, key findings and insights for FACS policy and practice. The seminar was chaired by Kate Alexander, Executive Director, Office of the Senior Practitioner, FACS.

Video recording of the seminar

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If you need further information, please contact,

FACS Insights, Analysis and Research (FACSIAR)
Email: facsar@facs.nsw.gov.au

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