An overview of child abuse and neglect terminology, including broad definitions of physical abuse, emotional maltreatment, neglect and sexual abuse
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 resource sheet summarises data that link the child protection system and youth justice supervision in Australia.
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 presents a review of available literature on problem sexual behaviours and sexually abusive behaviours exhibited in young people.
This resource explores how an understanding of abuse and neglect of children with disability can assist in establishing child-safe organisations.
Findings from the latest research on activities and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect
Information about who is required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect to government child protection authorities
A snapshot of the rates of involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection and out-of-home care during 2015-16
Information for practitioners and researchers on age of consent legislation in Australia
An exploration of strategies to engage and address issues for family members who are continuing to live with domestic violence.