Examines Australian and international research to identify key areas of support that may help young people successfully transition from care
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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An overview of the economic costs of child abuse and neglect to the departments responsible for child protection services in Australia
Stronger communities, safer children: Findings from recent Australian research on the importance of community in keeping children safe
Findings from a number of research reports relevant to the theme of National Child Protection Week 2016: “Stronger Communities, Safer Children”.
Outlines ways in which practitioners can support healing and recovery in families affected by parental mental illness
The effect of trauma on the brain development of children: Evidence-based principles for supporting the recovery of children in care
An overview of cognitive development in children who have experienced trauma, and principles to support effective practice responses
Outlines the different approaches and instruments used to assess whether children are at risk of maltreatment
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
An overview of conceptual definitions of abusive and neglectful behaviours, and legislative definitions of "a child in need of protection"
This paper reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of counselling and psychotherapy, and outlines the factors that contribute to its success