Publications

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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Needs assessment

Jessica Smart
Families and Children Expert Panel practice resource— March 2019

This resource is for practitioners and policy makers who want to learn more about the needs assessment process or how to conduct a needs assessment.

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Developmental evaluation

CFCA Resource Sheet— February 2018

An overview of developmental evaluation—what it is, why it was established, and what it can be used for.

Evaluation and Value for Money

CFCA Resource Sheet— November 2017

A snapshot of evaluation and Value for Money as a process to assist organisations to plan, develop and improve their programs.

Developing a culture of evaluation and research

Jacqueline Stewart
CFCA Paper No. 28 — November 2014

Provides practical information on the structures, practices and actions that support a change toward a strong culture of evaluation and research

Developing a culture of evaluation and research

Dissemination of evaluation findings

CFCA Practitioner Resource— November 2013

Information on how to disseminate evaluation findings to the broader service sector, including tips for writing and publishing an evaluation report

Planning for evaluation I: Basic principles

CFCA Practitioner Resource— November 2013

An outline of the steps involved in planning an evaluation, and an overview of the key concepts relating to the broad stages of evaluation

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