The purpose of this guide is to help in the implementation of evidence-informed programs and practices in the child and family service sector.
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 is for practitioners and policy makers who want to learn more about the needs assessment process or how to conduct a needs assessment.
Practical guidance for involving children in child-safe organisations, based on what children and young people have said themselves
Key considerations for those thinking about evaluating the outcomes or impact of a program for Indigenous families and communities
This paper offers guidance to the management of child protection and related services by drawing on occupational health literature
The effect of trauma on the brain development of children: Evidence-based principles for supporting the recovery of children in care
An overview of cognitive development in children who have experienced trauma, and principles to support effective practice responses
This paper reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of counselling and psychotherapy, and outlines the factors that contribute to its success
This paper defines and clarifies what trauma-informed service delivery means in the context of child and family welfare services in Australia
Provides practical information on the structures, practices and actions that support a change toward a strong culture of evaluation and research
An overview of the innovative use of technology in service delivery for organisations working with families, children and young people.