A review of research on resilience, and how resilience is defined, measured and used in practice.
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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Safe and supportive families and communities for children: A synopsis and critique of Australian research
A review of research on building safe and supportive families and communities for children in Australia.
Investigates issues relating to evaluating whole-of-community initiatives.
In this Issues Paper, therapeutic residential care is described and contrasted with other models of out-of-home care.
A review of research regarding children's transition from home, to early childhood education and care services and then to school.
Interagency collaboration: Part A. What is it, what does it look like, when is it needed and what supports it?
Looks at what collaboration is, the benefits and risks and when it is likely to be most effective.
Interagency collaboration: Part B. Does collaboration benefit children and families? Exploring the evidence
Investigates the relationship between collaboration and improved outcomes for children and families.
Summary of how transport and disadvantage intersect and why some groups are especially vulnerable to transport disadvantage.
Articles include: lessons from other sectors in screening for family violence; issues related to past adoption practices; incarcerated mothers
Food insecurity in Australia: What is it, who experiences it and how can child and family services support families experiencing it?
Explores food insecurity in Australia with a focus on identifying those most likely to suffer it as well as considering its impact