This paper explores the development of the collective impact framework and its ability to create population-level change on complex social issues.
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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 defines the types of supported playgroups in operation in Australia, and assesses the evidence for their benefits for parents and children
This paper defines and clarifies what trauma-informed service delivery means in the context of child and family welfare services in Australia
This paper describes the characteristics of families using Children’s Contact Services, and outlines key issues for service provision in this area
A brief overview of the evidence-based principles of parent-skills training
Planning for safety with at-risk families: Resource guide for workers in intensive home-based family support programs
A guide for practitioners on assisting their clients to develop and implement a safety plan
Issues for the safety and wellbeing of children in families with multiple and complex problems: The co-occurrence of domestic violence, parental substance misuse, and mental health problems
The co-occurrence of domestic violence, parental substance misuse, and mental health problems