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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What is theory of change?

Kathryn Goldsworthy
AIFS Evidence and Evaluation Support resource— September 2021

This resource explains what theory of change is, why to develop one and how it can be used for program planning and evaluation.

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Data sources in needs assessments

Kerry Haynes
AIFS Evidence and Evaluation Support resource— August 2021

This resource is a guide for those who are planning a needs assessment and want to identify and assess possible data sources.

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Physical punishment legislation

CFCA Resource Sheet— August 2021

Outlines recent research literature and discusses the use and effects of corporal punishment on children

Ethics in evaluation

Kerry Haynes
AIFS Evidence and Evaluation Support resource— July 2021

This document outlines the ethical issues that should be considered in any evaluation and when it is likely to need a formal review by an HREC.

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