Social-emotional wellbeing from childhood to early adolescence – research brief

Emerging Minds and AIFS, Australia, 2020

Resource Summary

This research brief presents key findings from the exploratory analyses of data from Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). It investigates the role of parenting, parents’ mental health and parents’ health behaviours on the social-emotional wellbeing of their children between the ages of four and 13 years old.

It is important to note that, although fathers’ health and parenting practices do matter, the focus of this brief is largely on maternal health and parenting due to a relative lack of detail regarding resident fathers among LSAC study children. This research was conducted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) for Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health.

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