This paper seeks to clarify what community engagement involves, and the role it can play in improving outcomes for children and families
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Information for practitioners and researchers on age of consent legislation in Australia
An overview of conceptual definitions of abusive and neglectful behaviours, and legislative definitions of "a child in need of protection"
Information on how to report suspected child abuse and neglect, including key contacts in each state and territory
A list of national and state/territory helplines and telephone counselling services for children, young people and parents
An overview of online safety for parents, including useful resources and practical tips for monitoring and protecting children online
This paper reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of counselling and psychotherapy, and outlines the factors that contribute to its success
This paper defines and clarifies what trauma-informed service delivery means in the context of child and family welfare services in Australia
This paper presents an overview of the effects of domestic and family violence on children, and outlines a range of evidence-based responses
An overview of the issues unique to domestic and family violence in regional, rural and remote communities