Child Family Community Australia

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) is an information exchange for practitioners, policy makers, service providers and researchers working with children, families and communities. CFCA is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services.

Recent publications

The effect of trauma on the brain development of children
CFCA Practitioner Resource— Jun 2016

An overview of cognitive development in children who have experienced trauma, and principles to support effective practice responses

Risk assessment instruments in child protection
CFCA Resource Sheet— Jun 2016

Outlines the different approaches and instruments used to assess whether children are at risk of maltreatment

Mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect
CFCA Resource Sheet— May 2016

Information about who is required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect to government child protection authorities

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