A snapshot of child protection activity in Australia during 2015-16
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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Practical guidance for involving children in child-safe organisations, based on what children and young people have said themselves
An overview of what is known about the prevalence of different forms of child abuse and neglect in Australia
An overview of what we know, and what needs to be better understood, about children’s attachment needs in the context of out-of-home care
Examines Australian and international research to identify key areas of support that may help young people successfully transition from care
The effect of trauma on the brain development of children: Evidence-based principles for supporting the recovery of children in care
An overview of cognitive development in children who have experienced trauma, and principles to support effective practice responses
Outlines the different approaches and instruments used to assess whether children are at risk of maltreatment
Enhancing the implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: Policy and practice considerations
Outlines the contemporary understanding of the Principle, and reviews the barriers at the policy and practice levels that impede its implementation
A practical guide for organisations, professionals and any other person responding to children and young people disclosing abuse
Review of kinship carer surveys to identify messages for policy and practice about the characteristics and support needs of kinship care families