A four-guide series on developmental differences intended for professionals supporting vulnerable children and their families.
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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Developmental differences in children who have experienced adversity: Emotional dysregulation (practice guide 1 of 4)
The focus of this resource is emotional dysregulation; which may put a child at increased risk of social and emotional difficulties over time.
Developmental differences in children who have experienced adversity: Diminished social reward (practice guide 2 of 4)
This resource focuses on diminished response to social reward; which we believe may put a child at increased risk of developing depression over time.
Developmental differences in children who have experienced adversity: Difficulty with executive functioning (practice guide 3 of 4)
A resource on difficulty with executive functioning; which we believe may put a child at increased risk of learning and behavioural issues over time.
Developmental differences in children who have experienced adversity: Threat bias (practice guide 4 of 4)
This series of practitioner resources describes four areas of developmental difference and outlines principles for supporting affected children.
This paper presents a review of available literature on problem sexual behaviours and sexually abusive behaviours exhibited in young people.
Information for practitioners and researchers on age of consent legislation in Australia
An overview of the issues involved when displaying images of children and young people online, including privacy laws, consent and safety
An overview of the possible effects and adverse consequences of child abuse and neglect for children and adolescents
Outlines the research into a history of child sexual abuse can influence men's perceptions and experience of fatherhood.