Publications

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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Voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in care: Perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People

Jenny R. Higgins, Daryl Higgins, Leah Bromfield and Nick Richardson
Promising Practices in Out-of-Home Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers and Young People: Strengths and Barriers No. 7 — September 2007

In this paper, international and Australian research on children’s wellbeing and the views of young people in care are reviewed

Voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in care

Children with complex needs: Perspectives of professionals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies, non-government agencies and government departments

Jenny R. Higgins, Daryl Higgins, Leah Bromfield and Nick Richardson
Promising Practices in Out-of-Home Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers and Young People: Strengths and Barriers No. 6 — September 2007

Looks at what kinds of support services were in place to support children in out-of-home care, and what support services were needed

Children with complex needs

Supporting carers: Perspectives of professionals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies, non-government agencies and government departments

Daryl Higgins, Leah Bromfield, Jenny R. Higgins and Nick Richardson
Promising Practices in Out-of-Home Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers and Young People: Strengths and Barriers No. 5 — September 2007

Looks at what type of support carers needed to continue in their caring role, and barriers that made it difficult to provide appropriate care

Supporting carers

Training carers: Perspectives of professionals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies, non-government agencies and government departments

Nick Richardson, Leah Bromfield, Jenny R. Higgins and Daryl Higgins
Promising Practices in Out-of-Home Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers and Young People: Strengths and Barriers No. 4 — September 2007

Looks at what kind of training would assist in providing safe, nurturing care and continuity of cultural needs for children in care

Training carers

Why standard assessment processes are culturally inappropriate: Perspectives of professionals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies, non-government agencies and government departments

Leah Bromfield, Jenny R. Higgins, Daryl Higgins and Nick Richardson
Promising Practices in Out-of-Home Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers and Young People: Strengths and Barriers No. 3 — September 2007

Shortcomings raised by participants in relation to assessment procedures when used to assess potential Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers

Why standard assessment processes are culturally inappropriate

Barriers, incentives and strategies to enhance recruitment of Indigenous carers: Perspectives of professionals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies, non-government agencies and government departments

Leah Bromfield, Jenny R. Higgins, Daryl Higgins and Nick Richardson
Promising Practices in Out-of-Home Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers and Young People: Strengths and Barriers No. 2 — September 2007

Presents participants’ views on main barriers and incentives that influence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ decision to become a carer

Barriers, incentives and strategies to enhance recruitment of Indigenous carers

Why is there a shortage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers?: Perspectives of professionals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies, non-government agencies and government departments

Leah Bromfield, Jenny R. Higgins, Daryl Higgins and Nick Richardson
Promising Practices in Out-of-Home Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers and Young People: Strengths and Barriers No. 1 — September 2007

In this paper we present study participants’ views about the shortage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers

Why is there a shortage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers?

Indigenous responses to child protection issues

Jenny R. Higgins and Nikki Butler
Promising Practices in Out-of-Home Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers, Children and Young People: Profiling Promising Programs No. 4 — September 2007

Programs that collaborate with child protection services to enhance culturally relevant responses to child protection issues are profiled.

Indigenous responses to child protection issues

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