This paper reviews evidence about client violence, and the threat of it, towards workers in the child, family and community welfare sector.
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.
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.
Focusing on recent research, this paper discusses elder abuse in Australia and its prevalence, impact and associated risk factors.
Intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities: Scoping review of issues and service responses
This paper looks at intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities, and how service providers can provide appropriate support.
This paper provides an update on developments in therapeutic residential care and touches on issues that should form the focus of future research.
This paper is designed to encourage practitioners to critically reflect on the role diagnostic systems play in their work with children and families.
This paper provides a national overview and comparison of cross-agency responses to severe child abuse.
This paper presents a review of available literature on problem sexual behaviours and sexually abusive behaviours exhibited in young people.
This paper explores the development of the collective impact framework and its ability to create population-level change on complex social issues.
This paper outlines recent reforms to Australian child protection systems.
An exploration of strategies to engage and address issues for family members who are continuing to live with domestic violence.
This paper offers guidance to the management of child protection and related services by drawing on occupational health literature
Examines Australian and international research to identify key areas of support that may help young people successfully transition from care
This paper defines the types of supported playgroups in operation in Australia, and assesses the evidence for their benefits for parents and children
This paper seeks to clarify what community engagement involves, and the role it can play in improving outcomes for children and families
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
This paper describes the characteristics of families using Children’s Contact Services, and outlines key issues for service provision in this area