An overview of the public health model and how it applies to the Australian child welfare and child protection system
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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This paper reviews the research and current policy surrounding prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)
An overview of the consequences of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and some principles for supporting children and families affected
Examines various aspects of supervision in work with adolescents, and provides tools to assist professionals and stimulate discussion
Provides practical information on the structures, practices and actions that support a change toward a strong culture of evaluation and research
Explores some of the characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices that contribute to family functioning
This paper aims to provide non-legal professionals in the family law sector with a general outline of the relevant reforms
An overview of the current evidence on who is likely to be a perpetrator of child abuse and neglect
A brief overview of child protection legislation across state and territory jurisdictions in Australia
Offers a broad overview of some of the main approaches to child protection used internationally, including Canada, Sweden, Belgium and the Gaza Strip.