An overview of conceptual definitions of abusive and neglectful behaviours, and legislative definitions of "a child in need of protection"
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 presents evidence from a scoping review on the factors that influence the stability of placement moves for children in out-of-home care.
Outlines recent research literature and discusses the use and effects of corporal punishment on children
This resource gives a quick overview of some of the main evaluation designs used for outcomes evaluations or impact evaluations.
A guide to the various child safety screening programs in each Australian state and territory
This paper reports on the results of a rapid evidence review of research into factors influencing the utilisation of therapy for child sexual abuse.
This paper describes a rapid evidence review of research on the utilisation of therapy for child sexual abuse.
Information for practitioners and researchers on age of consent legislation in Australia
A list of national and state/territory helplines and telephone counselling services for children, young people and parents
This short resource defines program evaluation in the context of child and family support services for those who are new to evaluation.