This paper provides an update on developments in therapeutic residential care and touches on issues that should form the focus of future research.
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An overview of out-of-home care statistics in Australia
This resource sheet summarises data that link the child protection system and youth justice supervision in Australia.
A snapshot of the rates of involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection and out-of-home care during 2015-16
A snapshot of child protection activity in Australia during 2015-16
An overview of what is known about the prevalence of different forms of child abuse and neglect in Australia
An overview of what we know, and what needs to be better understood, about children’s attachment needs in the context of out-of-home care
Examines Australian and international research to identify key areas of support that may help young people successfully transition from care
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
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