This paper provides an update on developments in therapeutic residential care and touches on issues that should form the focus of future research.
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 out-of-home care statistics in Australia
This resource sheet summarises data that link the child protection system and youth justice supervision in Australia.
This paper is designed to encourage practitioners to critically reflect on the role diagnostic systems play in their work with children and families.
This resource sheet provides a summary of findings from a survey exploring how professionals in the youth and family sector use digital technology.
Outlines the role and duties of children's commissioners, and how they differ between Australian states and territories
A four-guide series on developmental differences intended for professionals supporting vulnerable children and their families.
Developmental differences in children who have experienced adversity: Emotional dysregulation (practice guide 1 of 4)
The focus of this resource is emotional dysregulation; which may put a child at increased risk of social and emotional difficulties over time.
Developmental differences in children who have experienced adversity: Diminished social reward (practice guide 2 of 4)
This resource focuses on diminished response to social reward; which we believe may put a child at increased risk of developing depression over time.
Developmental differences in children who have experienced adversity: Difficulty with executive functioning (practice guide 3 of 4)
A resource on difficulty with executive functioning; which we believe may put a child at increased risk of learning and behavioural issues over time.