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UK Researcher needs Aussie research post 2006

We are told that the Aussie experience of shared parenting has failed

I think our family ustice Review has taken advantage of the distance between us to make spurious claims upon which they ope future policy will be made.

I need, urgently please:

1. Any research suggesting the outcomes, good or bad, preferably quantitative

2. Any research indicating the expected fall in serious abuse post 2006

3. Any research indicating pre - 2006 abuses specific to type and who the perpetrators were.

4. Any research on whether the 2006 changes have affected the substantiation of domestic violence allegations. Pre and post figures required.

5. Anything else that might help.


The AIFS stuff seems so long winded and difficult to source what is needed. Anybody who has done the work, could you please pass it on, with refs?

Replies can also go to lonsb65@gmail.com


Many thanks

Stuart Graham

Last edit: by Secretary SPCA

Good idea!

Kingsley Miller is the author of 'even Toddlers Need Fathers', a critique of the principle of 'Maternal Deprivation' as applied in family courts, which Professor Sir Michael Rutter described as an, 'interesting and informative guide'. He has also received a letter from Buckingham Palace stating, 'It was thoughtful of you to enclose a copy of your book 'even Toddlers Need Fathers' and Her Majesty has noted your concerns'.
To stugra65 and kip,

If you did a thorougher systematic review and search, you will find that Australian research on post separation children well being and parenting plans is at its infancy. The number of Australian researchers focusing on this issue is very small compared to the USA.

You will also note Australia does not have a healthy vigorous debate (unlike USA). The reason for this is that the predominately researchers are McIntosh and Smythe. Have a look at their studies and you will find their sampling size is quite small, hence the credibility and transferability issues determining the rigorous of these studies is a concern. Due to the very limited studies available, Mc Intosh's studies are quite influential with within the court circles.  In fact you could say she is a pioneer.

What we need are more researchers to back or refute her findings, as unfortunately, although understandable, the Australian courts and media have nothing else concrete to use and are taking these studies as gospel pertaining to the wider Australian children cohort.
Guest I am not sure if you call 10,000 respondents small. I would have thought it was a pretty reasonable effort in Australia and I am informed by the researchers that overseas countries are looking to the research as an authoritative start position.

I have sent some material to the UK and am happy to share.

Have you read this and seen the 2010 report attached to the forum?

McIntosh, J., Smyth, B., Kelaher, M., Well, Y., & Long, C. (2010). Post-separation parenting arrangements and developmental outcomes for infants and children: Collected reports. Canberra: Attorney-General's Department.

The Report

If you use the SEARCH tool there are many articles about some of the research. I also suggest you definitely read Research is fatally flawed

Unfortunately the domestic field has treated situational and characterological battering as one in the same, assuming that low level violence will escalate into severe domestic abuse ( Walker, 1979). However, the two types of violence may be qualitatively different ( Johnson and Feraro, 2000). The violence committed by family-only intimate partner abusers tends to be situational in context. In situational IPV women are as violent at least as men, although they usually do less damage.Left without intervention, most of these situationally violent marriages remain stable or de-escalate.They do not progress into characterological battery ( Dutton and Corvo, in press)

From all accounts the Dutton research is definitely worth a serious read.

Executive Secretary - Shared Parenting Council of Australia
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I am waiting for Stu to reply but from my own point of view I really appreciate the interest. Thanks for the help - kip

PS You are quite right. In the UK they are using the Australia experience to throw back shared parenting. However there has been a tremendous backlash.

Kingsley Miller is the author of 'even Toddlers Need Fathers', a critique of the principle of 'Maternal Deprivation' as applied in family courts, which Professor Sir Michael Rutter described as an, 'interesting and informative guide'. He has also received a letter from Buckingham Palace stating, 'It was thoughtful of you to enclose a copy of your book 'even Toddlers Need Fathers' and Her Majesty has noted your concerns'.
Kip I suggest you take a look at a post I made earlier with the summary report that indicated shared parenting in general was working pretty well.

Attorney General releases key reports that confirm shared parental responsibility is widely supported - 28 January, 2010. This was the very big study done in Australia.

Executive Secretary - Shared Parenting Council of Australia
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Secretary,

I think I have found it!

Evaluation of the 2006 family law reforms: Summary report

Rae Kaspiew, Matthew Gray, Ruth Weston, Lawrie Moloney, Kelly Hand, Lixia Qu and the Family Law Evaluation Team

Australian Institute of Family Studies, December 2009, 27 p., ISBN 978-1-921414-21-3


http://www.aifs.gov.au/institute/pubs/fle/summaryreport.html


I'll just be twittering that then!

Many thanks

Kip

Kingsley Miller is the author of 'even Toddlers Need Fathers', a critique of the principle of 'Maternal Deprivation' as applied in family courts, which Professor Sir Michael Rutter described as an, 'interesting and informative guide'. He has also received a letter from Buckingham Palace stating, 'It was thoughtful of you to enclose a copy of your book 'even Toddlers Need Fathers' and Her Majesty has noted your concerns'.
The PDF files were on that link I put up.

I did not load up the full report due to the size of it so let me know fi you cant find it.

Executive Secretary - Shared Parenting Council of Australia
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