This paper explores how insights from the field of community capacity-building can improve child welfare practice and policy in Australia.
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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An overview of the ethical review process and how it applies to service providers evaluating their own programs
Investigates issues relating to evaluating whole-of-community initiatives.
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
This sheet is aimed at providing program practitioners and providers with a range of resources relating to conducting program or practice evaluation.
This paper outlines different evaluation types, identifies the key elements to developing a rigorous evaluation and highlights possible limitations.
A survey of research projects undertaken by Family Relationship Centres, their concerns, usefulness of reflective practice and experience of research.
Produced by the former National Child Protection Clearinghouse.