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
An exploration of the concept of community resilience and frameworks and tools developed to understand and measure it.
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 Resource Sheet briefly summarises a number of influential recent approaches to conceptualising and measuring disadvantage.
Summarises lessons learned from services that are working effectively to reduce Indigenous disadvantage in Australia.
Enhancing access to family dispute resolution for families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Explores the extent to which family dispute resolution (FDR) services are accessible to families from CALD backgrounds.
Assessing and responding to parenting support needs in disadvantaged families: Lessons from parent education programs
How to assess and respond to the needs of parents who are seeking support in their parenting role - summary of 3 parenting education programs.
This sheet is aimed at providing program practitioners and providers with a range of resources relating to conducting program or practice evaluation.