Figures and Tables Preface Acknowledgments Contributors PART A: CONTEXTS AND CONSEQUENCES 1. Contexts and Consequences: Impacts on Children, Families and Communities 2. Research on Children, Families and Communities PART B: CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN: EFFECTS OF DISABILITY, ETHNICITY, GENDER AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 3. Disability: Characteristics, Contexts and Consequences 4. Ethnicity: Spotlight on Person-context Interactions 5. Playfulness: Interactions between Play Contexts and Child Development PART C: FACE TO FACE INFLUENCES: FAMILIES, SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES 6. Families as a Context for Children 7. From Home to the World beyond: The Interconnections among Family, Care and Educational Contexts 8. Isolation in Rural, Remote and Urban Communities 9. Refugees in Australian Society PART D: BEYOND FACE TO FACE POLICY: 'IN THE BEST INTERESTS' OF CHILDREN 10. Child Protection and Substitute Care: The Responsibility of Families, Community and State 11. Strong State Intervention: The Stolen Generations 12. Child Care and Australian Social Policy 13. Children, Families and Communities: Looking Forward
Jennifer Bowes is a Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Early Childhood and Director of the Children and Families Research Centre at Macquarie University. Rebekah Grace is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Children and Families Research Centre at Macquarie University.