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Australian Council for Children and Parenting
ACCAP is an advisory body to the Minister for Families, Community Services Indigenous Affairs and is serviced by a Secretariat located within the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. Ph: (02) 6212 9199. See:?

Raising Children Network
This is an Australian parenting website that focuses mostly on? parenting in the pre-teenage years. See its links for parents and families.

This is a quarterly magazine aimed at parents and families with teenagers as well as professionals who work with young people. It is published by Youth Off The Streets, a registered charity in Sydney that works with homeless and disadvantaged young people. See

The NSW Commission for Children and Young People has several resources useful for parents. See its publications section.

The DrugInfo Clearinghouse at the Australian Drug Foundation issues a series of free fact sheets, reading and resource lists and research summaries for parents on alcohol- and drug-related issues. Examples of their fact sheets include:

Free membership to the DrugInfo Clearinghouse is available at:

Many other organisations have publications for parents regarding drug use, see for instance, South Australia's page for parents and carers.

'Parenting young adolescents: As easy as A-B-C-D'
This short article by Hien Bui, ABCD Statewide Coordinator, UnitingCare Moreland Hall describes the ABCD-Parenting Young Adolescents Program currently being delivered across Victoria. The program, funded by the Department of Human Services Victoria, aims to equip parents with the communication skills, parenting practices, information and strategies to help them build positive, trusting relationships with their young adolescents. The program focuses on the critical transition years from primary to secondary school, and is targeted at parents of young people in Years 7 and 8. See:

'Can't Buy Me Love? Young Australians' views on parental work, time, guilt and their own consumption ('Australia Institute Discussion Paper' n.61, February 2004, ISSN 1322-5421, 12pp. Full text at:
Assoc. Prof. Barbara Pocock, research fellow in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide and Jane Clarke, a researcher in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide, are the authors of this Australia Institute discussion paper which examines the perspectives of young people with regard to their parents' paid and unpaid work, its implications for their lives and the links between work and consumption.