Australian research into FIFO work practices suggests this lifestyle has a range of effects on children and on family relationships.
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 paper looks at the risk factors associated with young people exiting the education system prematurely, particularly in a family context
Good and innovative practice in service delivery to vulnerable and disadvantaged families and children
This paper is an overview of an analysis of the Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Client Access Strategies
Interagency collaboration: Part A. What is it, what does it look like, when is it needed and what supports it?
Looks at what collaboration is, the benefits and risks and when it is likely to be most effective.
Interagency collaboration: Part B. Does collaboration benefit children and families? Exploring the evidence
Investigates the relationship between collaboration and improved outcomes for children and families.
Collecting data from parents and children for the purpose of evaluation: Issues for child and family services in disadvantaged communities
An outline of the challenges child and family services face when collecting data directly from parents and children for evaluation
Information on social inclusion and social exclusion and how this impacts upon children and families in Australia.
What role can child and family services play in enhancing opportunities for parents and families : Exploring the concepts of social exclusion and social inclusion
Provides ideas about how social inclusion can be used to plan and deliver child and family services in ways that enhance opportunities for families.
A summary of research on social inclusion and the relevance of the concept and its application to family support services.
Summarises lessons learned from services that are working effectively to reduce Indigenous disadvantage in Australia.