An overview of conceptual definitions of abusive and neglectful behaviours, and legislative definitions of "a child in need of protection"
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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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
Domestic and family violence in pregnancy and early parenthood : Overview and emerging interventions
Describes the issues relevant to understanding domestic and family violence during pregnancy and outlines implications for practice
Intimate partner violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer communities: Key issues
Outlines the issues around intimate partner violence in LGBTIQ communities and describes implications for practice
This paper describes the characteristics of families using Children’s Contact Services, and outlines key issues for service provision in this area
An overview of child abuse and neglect terminology, including broad definitions of physical abuse, emotional maltreatment, neglect and sexual abuse
Enhancing the implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: Policy and practice considerations
Outlines the contemporary understanding of the Principle, and reviews the barriers at the policy and practice levels that impede its implementation