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
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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Examines Australian and international research to identify key areas of support that may help young people successfully transition from care
Outlines ways in which practitioners can support healing and recovery in families affected by parental mental illness
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
This paper seeks to clarify what community engagement involves, and the role it can play in improving outcomes for children and families
This paper defines and clarifies what trauma-informed service delivery means in the context of child and family welfare services in Australia
This paper describes the characteristics of families using Children’s Contact Services, and outlines key issues for service provision in this area
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