A snapshot of the rates of involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection and out-of-home care during 2016–2017
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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Key considerations for those thinking about evaluating the outcomes or impact of a program for Indigenous families and communities
Enhancing the implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: Policy and practice considerations
Outlines the contemporary understanding of the Principle, and reviews the barriers at the policy and practice levels that impede its implementation
A review of the literature on Indigenous community-managed programs and organisations, with a focus on what works in these initiatives.
Explores some of the characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices that contribute to family functioning
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.
Summarises lessons learned from services that are working effectively to reduce Indigenous disadvantage in Australia.
Voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in care: Perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People
In this paper, international and Australian research on children’s wellbeing and the views of young people in care are reviewed
Children with complex needs: Perspectives of professionals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies, non-government agencies and government departments
Looks at what kinds of support services were in place to support children in out-of-home care, and what support services were needed
Supporting carers: Perspectives of professionals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies, non-government agencies and government departments
Looks at what type of support carers needed to continue in their caring role, and barriers that made it difficult to provide appropriate care