Children, Families & Communities examines the factors that influence children's development. These include the effects of disability, ethnicity, family, school, neighbourhood (including rural, urban and remote communities) and state interventions and policies. This new edition has been revised and updated to include the very latest research and topical issues, such as children and technology, and children and natural disasters in Australia. New to this edition: Five new chapters covering topical issues: giftedness; Children, media and technology; bullying; children in emergencies; and policy support for children, families and communities. Substantial revisions and updates to the text including the latest research.