Families at Risk: The Effects of Chronic and Multiple Disadvantage
Disadvantaged, At risk persons, Family characteristics
The Families at Risk study has produced local evidence drawing attention to the strengths and challenges for parents living in situations of chronic and multiple disadvantage with children aged 0 to 7 years. Life for the majority of these parents and young children is under-resourced, stressful and isolated, and interventions are required that open up pathways out of disadvantaged life situations. In order to achieve improved outcomes for families at risk, a paradigm shift is required so that unequal outcomes for families and children are seen as social injustices, rather than as products of individual dysfunction or deficit. This paper suggests how services should respond in order to address these inequalities.
Slee, P. (2006, January 01). Families at Risk: The Effects of Chronic and Multiple Disadvantage. Shannon Research Press. https://research.acer.edu.au/saier/24
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Shannon Research Press