Growing Up in Australia and Footprints in Time: The LSAC and LSIC Research Conference
Findings from The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) and The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC)

15-16 November 2011, Melbourne

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Tuesday 15 November 2011

0815 Registration opens
0915 Welcome to country / Welcome to conference / Conference opening
0945 Keynote presentation: Language development and change: Growth, patterns, and processes in the Australian Longitudinal Studies

Professor Steve Zubrick, Head, Division of Population Science, Telethon Institute of Child Health Research
Concurrent Session 1
Time Language and Learning I
Lincoln Room
Social Policy I
Argyle Room
Pelham Room
1115 Michael Bittman, Leonie Rutherford and Jude Brown

Digital Natives? Effects of new and old media on children's language acquisition and literacy
Elizabeth Washbrook, Bruce Bradbury, Jane Waldfogel, Miles Corak and Ali Akbar Ghanghro

The development of young children of immigrants in Australia, Canada, UK and U.S
Kerrian Little, Stephen Zubrick and Ann Sanson

The Assessment of temperament in 4 to 5 Year Old Indigenous children
1145 Laura Bennetts-Kneebone

Footprints in Time-Learning language, learning culture
Gerry Redmond, Bina Gubhaju, Diana Smart, Ilan Katz

Has the parental education – child outcome gradient narrowed in Australia since the 1980s?
Daniel Christensen, Francis Mitrou, David Lawrence, Ann Sanson and Stephen Zubrick

Child temperament, parenting style and emotional/behavioural problems in early childhood
1215 Brad Farrant and Stephen Zubrick

Early vocabulary development: the importance of a joint attention and parent child book reading
Killian Mullan and Gerry Redmond

A study of Indigenous children's developmental outcomes: the impact of child, family and socio-economic characteristics
Michelle Ernst, Linda Collins and Fred Wulczyn

Differential susceptibility to the environment: An examination of the moderating effect of temperament on the relation between the home environment and child development
1245 LUNCH

Lunchtime presentations: Footprints in the Field (Ros Thorne, Sharon Barnes and Lu Hidderley)
Data collection instruments – Wave 5 of the Longitudinal Study of Australia's Children (ABS LSAC Team)
Concurrent Session 2
Time Education
Lincoln Room
Mental Health
Argyle Room
Social Policy II
Pelham Room
1345 Linda Harrison, Janine Split and Susan Walker

Stability and change in teacher-child relationships trajectories from age 4-5 to 8-9 years: Associations with academic achievement in Year 5
Richard Fletcher, Emily Freeman, Craig Garfield and Graham Vimpani

The effects of early paternal depression on children's development
Amanda Cooklin, Elizabeth Westrupp, Lyndall Strazdins and Jan Nicholson

Employment and family conflict: Parenting quality and couple-relationship for mothers of 4-5 years olds
1415 Annette Neuendorf, Fiona Skelton and Laura Hidderley

Resilience and educational outcomes in Footprints in Time
Fabrizio D'Esposito, Rebecca Giallo, Paul Stewart, Fiona Mensah and Jan Nicholson

True blue baby blues: Prevalence and persistence of mental health difficulties in Indigenous Australian fathers with infants and young children
Bina Gubhaju, Bryan Rodgers, Peter Butterworth, Lyndall Strazdins et al

Investigating stability and change in multiple childhood adversity over time
1445 Nicola Taylor

Early pathways and capabilities
Rebecca Giallo, Amanda Cooklin, Catherine Wade, Fabrizio D'Esposito and Jan Nicholson

Fathers' postnatal mental health and child wellbeing at aged five: The mediating role of parental self-efficacy and parenting behaviour
Helen Rogers, Helene Shin and Rajinder Ghooti

Why some children thrive despite the odds being stacked against them: Investigating the characteristics of young mothers and their children who have good outcomes
1545 Policy panel session 1 – Health and Education

Dr Helen Cameron, Australian National Preventive Health Association (ANPHA)
Dr John Ainley, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Prof Mark Rose, Deakin University

Wednesday 16 November 2011

0900 Keynote Presentation: The Health of Australia's Children

Professor Melissa Wake, Director of Research, Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Women's Hospital
1000 Policy Panel Session 2: International Perspectives

Dr Polly Atatoa-Carr, Growing Up in New Zealand,
Dr Evalill Karevold, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Dr Synnve Scholberg, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Ms Maria Huerta, OECD Social Policy Division
Concurrent Session 3
Time Early Childhood Education
Lincoln Room
Health I
Argyle Room
Language and Learning II
Pelham Room
1130 Linda Harrison, Brad Farrant, Sarah Wise, Grant Smith and Stephen Zubrick

Does childcare in the first year of life pose a risk for concurrent and future poorer childhood health?
Rosario Ampon, Leanne Poulos, Anne-Marie Waters, Helen Reddel et al

Time trends in the incidence and prevalence of asthma in Australian children: a cohort and age-period analysis
Richard O'Kearney and Shaun Goh

Do language problems predict emotional and behavioural disorders in children and adolescents: Evidence from LSAC
1200 Kirsten Hancock, David Lawrence, David Zarb, Francis Mitrou, Donna Berthlesen, Jan Nicholson and Stephen Zubrick

Playgroups as sources of social support for mothers
Katherine Thurber

Nutrition and development
Jane McCormack, Linda Harrison, Sharynne Mcleod and Lindy McAllister

Correspondence between communication impairment in early childhood and outcomes at school
1230 Belinda Hewitt and Maggie Walter

Preschool participation among Indigenous Children
Pauline Jansen, Fiona Mensah and Melissa Wake

Childhood overweight and mental health problems: is there a dose-response relation?
Paula Cronin, Rebecca Reeve and Steve Goodall

Measuring the economic impact of speech impairment on academic achievement and social wellbeing: A study of LSAC
1300 LUNCH
Concurrent Session 4
Time Fathering/Parenting
Lincoln Room
Social Policy III
Argyle Room
Time use and media
Pelham Room
1345 Jennifer Baxter

Fathers involvement in young children's social and educational activities
Jo Blanden, Ilan Katz and Gerry Redmond

Persistent inequality? A comparison of the impact of family background on children's outcomes in the UK and Australia
Leonie Rutherford, Jude Brown and Michael Bittman

Children's media use and time choices
1415 Nina Lucas, Bircan Erbas and Jan Nicholson

What about Dad? How non-resident fathers influence child wellbeing
Simon Colquhoun and Mike Dockery

The link between Indigenous culture and well-being: Qualitative evidence for Australian Aboriginals
Jude Brown, Helen Skouteris, Michael Bittman and Leonie Rutherford

Parenting practices, children's media use and childhood obesity
1445 Maggie Walter and Belinda Hewitt

Indigenous family relationships and post-separation parenting
Lixia Qu and Ruth Weston

Does parental social marital status matter to child well-being?
Matthew Taylor

Is mother's time a public good with respect to child development? Explaining birth order effects in LSAC
Concurrent Session 5
Time Health II
Lincoln Room
Argyle Room
Pelham Room
1530 Fiona Mensah, Jan Nicholson, Liz Headley, Jon Carlin, Donna Berthelson and Melissa Wake

Analysis of the breadth, severity and stability of child health inequalities
Nina Lucas, Jon Quach, Emma Sciberras, Elizabeth Westrupp, Jan M. Nicholson, Jordana Bayer, Louise Canterford, Daryl Efron, Lisa Gold, Harriet Hiscock, Fiona K. Mensah and Melissa Wake

Economic cost of common childhood disorders

(Double session)
Boyd Hunter and Matthew McKay

Describing Indigenous communities covered in LSIC and with some preliminary exploration of data quality of community variables in LSIC data
1600 Preety Srtivastava and Xiang Zhang

Parental health, health risk behaviours and child weight
Amanda Knight and Leo Bild

Social inclusion and participation in community activities for children with disability
1630 Elizabeth Westrupp, Fiona Mensah, Rebecca Giallo, Amanda Cooklin and Jan Nicholson

Mental health in ‘low-to-moderate risk' preterm, low birth weight and small for gestational age children at 4-5 years
Richard Brown, Colin Green and Prabha Prayaga

The extent and socio-economic determinants of early indigenous Australians' disadvantage in cognitive development
Ben Edwards and Jennifer Baxter

A tyranny of distance or disadvantage? Children living in rural and regional Australia