This paper provides a national overview and comparison of cross-agency responses to severe child abuse.
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This resource explores how an understanding of abuse and neglect of children with disability can assist in establishing child-safe organisations.
Information about who is required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect to government child protection authorities
Examines Australian and international research to identify key areas of support that may help young people successfully transition from care
An overview of the economic costs of child abuse and neglect to the departments responsible for child protection services in Australia
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
A guide to the various child safety screening programs in each Australian state and territory
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
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