The purpose of this guide is to help in the implementation of evidence-informed programs and practices in the child and family service sector.
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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Focusing on recent research, this paper discusses elder abuse in Australia and its prevalence, impact and associated risk factors.
Information on how to report suspected child abuse and neglect, including key contacts in each state and territory
This resource is for practitioners and policy makers who want to learn more about the needs assessment process or how to conduct a needs assessment.
Intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities: Scoping review of issues and service responses
This paper looks at intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities, and how service providers can provide appropriate support.
A list of national and state/territory helplines and telephone counselling services for children, young people and parents
This paper provides an update on developments in therapeutic residential care and touches on issues that should form the focus of future research.
An overview of the economic costs of child abuse and neglect to the departments responsible for child protection services in Australia
An overview of out-of-home care statistics in Australia
An overview of child abuse and neglect terminology, including broad definitions of physical abuse, emotional maltreatment, neglect and sexual abuse