This paper explores the development of the collective impact framework and its ability to create population-level change on complex social issues.
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A glossary of common terms used within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities
An overview of community development for service providers and practitioners
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”.
This paper seeks to clarify what community engagement involves, and the role it can play in improving outcomes for children and families
A review of the literature on Indigenous community-managed programs and organisations, with a focus on what works in these initiatives.
This paper explores how insights from the field of community capacity-building can improve child welfare practice and policy in Australia.
Safe and supportive Indigenous families and communities for children: A synopsis and critique of Australian research
A review of research on building safe and supportive families and communities for Indigenous children in Australia.
An exploration of the concept of community resilience and frameworks and tools developed to understand and measure it.
Safe and supportive families and communities for children: A synopsis and critique of Australian research
A review of research on building safe and supportive families and communities for children in Australia.