An overview of what is known about the prevalence of different forms of child abuse and neglect 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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Outlines recent research literature and discusses the use and effects of corporal punishment on children
Key considerations for those thinking about evaluating the outcomes or impact of a program for Indigenous families and communities
This paper offers guidance to the management of child protection and related services by drawing on occupational health literature
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
Stronger communities, safer children: Findings from recent Australian research on the importance of community in keeping children safe
Findings from a number of research reports relevant to the theme of National Child Protection Week 2016: “Stronger Communities, Safer Children”.
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
This paper defines the types of supported playgroups in operation in Australia, and assesses the evidence for their benefits for parents and children