About Child Family Community Australia

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The Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) information exchange’s mission is to be the primary source of quality, evidence-based information, resources and interactive support for professionals in the child, family and community welfare sector.

It plays a critical role in closing the gap between research, policy and practice. CFCA’s long term vision is to contribute to improved outcomes for children and families in need of support and/or protection.

CFCA’s products and services are designed to:

  • Increase knowledge of stakeholders about the latest available research and how it can be used in their work
  • Increase the use of evidence in decision-making processes by relevant policy makers and practitioners.

Publications

Papers and practice guides

Comprehensive syntheses of the evidence on a contemporary practice issue, with implications for decision making at a policy or service-system level. CFCA papers and practice guides are developed using a rigorous consultation and peer-review process with academics and practitioners who are experts in their field.

Resource sheets

Guided learning to support frontline practitioners into reflecting on a practice issue, what the evidence says, and what can be implemented into their practice.

Short articles

Brief evidence-based syntheses of issues in policy and practice, with a focus on what works.

Web-based resources

Webinars

Free, live educational broadcasts featuring research and practice perspectives on issues relevant to professionals and services working with families and children.

CFCA News

Fortnightly electronic newsletter featuring new or upcoming CFCA product releases, AIFS updates and sector news. Subscribe to the CFCA News.

Research and information helpdesk

Free research and information helpdesk for child, family and community welfare practitioners, service providers, researchers and policy makers. CFCA can assist with enquiries related to research findings, evaluation advice and practice/policy pointers. Subscribe to the CFCA News for access.

News items

Short summaries of external research and reports, as well as listings of sector events and professional development.

CFCA team

  • Dr Nerida Joss - Executive Manager, Knowledge Translation and Impact (KTI) Lab
  • Amanda Coleiro - Manager, Content and Knowledge, Knowledge Translation and Impact (KTI) Lab
  • Mitchell Bowden - Manager, Engagement and Impact, Knowledge Translation and Impact (KTI) Lab
  • Dr Trina Hinkley – Research Fellow, Knowledge Translation and Impact (KTI) Lab 
  • Dr Kristel Alla – Knowledge Translation Specialist, Knowledge Translation and Impact (KTI) Lab
  • Anagha Joshi - Senior Research Officer, Knowledge Translation and Impact (KTI) Lab
  • Dr Claire Farrugia - Senior Research Officer, Knowledge Translation and Impact (KTI) Lab 
  • Cat Strawa - Senior Research Officer, Knowledge Translation and Impact (KTI) Lab
  • Will Douglas - Research Officer, Knowledge Translation and Impact (KTI) Lab

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CFCA offers a free research and information helpdesk for child, family and community welfare practitioners, service providers, researchers and policy makers through the CFCA News.

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