This paper reviews evidence about client violence, and the threat of it, towards workers in the child, family and community welfare sector.
CFCA produces a range of publications. These include CFCA Papers, which offer an objective exploration of how research applies to policy and practice, and are written by or in collaboration with expert researchers and service providers. CFCA Resource Sheets and Practitioner Resources are shorter papers that focus on a specific issue in depth.
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Working together to keep children and families safe: Strategies for developing collaborative competence
This practice paper focuses on improving cross-sectoral relationships between child protection and child and family welfare practitioners.
A snapshot of the rates of involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection and out-of-home care during 2016–2017
An overview of conceptual definitions of abusive and neglectful behaviours, and legislative definitions of "a child in need of protection"
A glossary of common terms used within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities
Therapeutic residential care services in Australia: A description of current service characteristics
This paper describes the configuration and characteristics of current therapeutic residential care services in Australia.
The purpose of this guide is to help in the implementation of evidence-informed programs and practices in the child and family service sector.
Focusing on recent research, this paper discusses elder abuse in Australia and its prevalence, impact and associated risk factors.
Information on how to report suspected child abuse and neglect, including key contacts in each state and territory
This resource is for practitioners and policy makers who want to learn more about the needs assessment process or how to conduct a needs assessment.