While the concept of healing trauma experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander young people has gained impetus, and the need to address intergenerational trauma is increasingly being acknowledged, the task of improving the wellbeing of those affected is complex and challenging. It requires time, resources and commitment.
Responding to Child Sexual Assault in Aboriginal Communities: A report under Part 6A of the Community Services (Complaints, Reviews and Monitoring) Act 1993
The NSW Ombudsman has conducted an audit of the NSW Interagency Plan to Tackle Child Sexual Assault in Aboriginal communities.
This webinar, jointly presented by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) and the CFCA information exchange in February 2013, covered Australia's family leave policy history, the social context, family models in Australia and a review of international paternity leave policies and practices.
The consequences and magnitude of violence against children cannot be fully understood without quality research. Yet research on violence is sensitive - and particularly so when it involves child participation.
On Monday 12th November 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced she would recommend to the Governor General to establish a Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia.
Leaving care is a major life transition that involves high levels of anxiety and complexity for the young people involved. The process is made more difficult when young people transitioning from Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) services are also involved in the juvenile justice system.
There is now a well-established evidence base that demonstrates the benefits of early childhood services in improving early childhood developmental and health outcomes.
Safe and supportive Indigenous 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 Indigenous children in Australia.
The National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020 is a substantial investment in protecting Australia's children from child abuse and neglect.
Social and emotional outcomes of young Australian children from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Evidence from developed countries suggests that young children from Indigenous and cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD) backgrounds experience poorer health and wellbeing outcomes compared to their peers.