Time: November 15, 2011 to November 16, 2011
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Website or Map: http://www.aifs.gov.au/growin…
Event Type: australia, research conference findings, health, australia’s children, australian institute of family studies
Organized By: Australian Institute of Family Studies
Latest Activity: Oct 14, 2011
Since 2004, LSAC has examined the impact of Australia's unique social and cultural environment on the next generation. The study is designed to identify policy opportunities for improving support for children and their families. In 2003-2004, the first cohort of 5000 children was aged 0-1 years and the second cohort of 5000 children was aged 4-5 years. Information, collected from the study child, parents (both resident and non-resident), carers and teachers, includes details of the children’s physical health and social, cognitive and emotional development, as well as their experiences in key environments such as the family, community, child care, pre-school and school settings.
Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children includes valuable data from more than 1700 families from across urban, regional and remote Australia. Indigenous interviewers are conducting annual waves of data collection providing exciting opportunities for current, policy relevant research that can contribute to improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. Footprints in Time now has two waves of data available to researchers collected from the primary carer and study child, and a second carer, usually Dads. The 86% retention rate between waves 1 and 2 and waves 2 and 3, has encouraged researchers to draw new relationships between Indigenous health, education, families and communities. This is the first time a conference will focus on findings from Footprints in Time and papers using the quantitative data, qualitative analysis or commenting on methodology are welcome.
The LSAC and LSIC Research Conference is a unique opportunity to take part in discussion of research based on LSAC and LSIC data. Whether you use LSAC or LSIC data or are interested in longitudinal studies more generally, this conference is the ideal opportunity to share knowledge with your peers and improve the research potential of these datasets.