A brief overview of the role of evaluation and innovation in the context of family support services
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An overview of the innovative use of technology in service delivery for organisations working with families, children and young people.
This paper looks at the risk factors associated with young people exiting the education system prematurely, particularly in a family context
Rarely an isolated incident: Acknowledging the interrelatedness of child maltreatment, victimisation and trauma
Experiences of child maltreatment are rarely isolated incidents; different forms of abuse often co-occur, and trauma often develops over time
This paper provides a theoretical basis to working with vulnerable and high-risk families where parenting is not "good enough" or even unsafe
Information about applying motivational interviewing techniques to support parents to enhance the safety and wellbeing of their children
A brief overview of the evidence-based principles of parent-skills training
Planning for safety with at-risk families: Resource guide for workers in intensive home-based family support programs
A guide for practitioners on assisting their clients to develop and implement a safety plan
This paper explores how insights from the field of community capacity-building can improve child welfare practice and policy in Australia.
An overview of the ethical review process and how it applies to service providers evaluating their own programs