An overview of the risk and protective factors for child abuse and neglect in families
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Outlines the different approaches and instruments used to assess whether children are at risk of maltreatment
Rarely an isolated incident: Acknowledging the interrelatedness of child maltreatment, victimisation and trauma
Experiences of child maltreatment are rarely isolated incidents; different forms of abuse often co-occur, and trauma often develops over time
This paper provides a theoretical basis to working with vulnerable and high-risk families where parenting is not "good enough" or even unsafe
This paper reviews recent Australian and international research on the long-term effects of child sexual abuse
This paper reviews the research on whether some family structures expose children to a higher risk of child maltreatment than others
This paper explores the theoretical understandings of supervisory neglect and how these understandings might assist in delivering practical responses
Food insecurity in Australia: What is it, who experiences it and how can child and family services support families experiencing it?
Explores food insecurity in Australia with a focus on identifying those most likely to suffer it as well as considering its impact
In this paper, we look at the issues facing those responsible for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children in the context of parental separation.
Issues for the safety and wellbeing of children in families with multiple and complex problems: The co-occurrence of domestic violence, parental substance misuse, and mental health problems
The co-occurrence of domestic violence, parental substance misuse, and mental health problems