This paper defines the types of supported playgroups in operation in Australia, and assesses the evidence for their benefits for parents and children
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 reviews the research and current policy surrounding prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)
An overview of the consequences of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and some principles for supporting children and families affected
Explores some of the characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices that contribute to family functioning
A review and synthesis of the Australian and international literature on same-sex parented families.
A review of research regarding children's transition from home, to early childhood education and care services and then to school.
Articles include: lessons from other sectors in screening for family violence; issues related to past adoption practices; incarcerated mothers
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
Articles include: communication with young people in a family services setting; investigating gender differences in romantic relationships
Examines bullying and its impact on young people’s health and wellbeing, and the significance of family relationships in dealing with bullying.