Reviews the evidence on the functioning and effectiveness of various diversionary programs to assess what works and what doesn't.
Closing the Gap
Reports prepared for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Family Studies was funded from 2009 to 2014 to deliver the Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse was a Council of Australian Governments’ initiative jointly funded by all Australian Governments.
Focuses on three of the COAG building blocks that were the focus of the Clearinghouse in Year 3: early childhood; health; and safe communities.
Engaging with Indigenous Australia: Exploring the conditions for effective relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Examines the Australian and international research evidence on how such engagement can be developed and maintained.
Draws on the literature from three sectors: early childhood services; environmental and natural resource management activities; and health programs.
Reviews effective mentoring relationships, how they work, and what further research is needed.
This paper focuses on the design and delivery of trauma-informed and trauma-specific children's services and care.
This issue paper reviews the effectiveness of programs that address community safety in either Indigenous or non-Indigenous settings.
This paper summarises the key evidence in support of community patrols. It also summarises some of the evidence on best practice.
Strategies and practices for promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Reviews Australian programs that aim to promote social and emotional wellbeing and identifies those that have shown to be effective.
This resource sheet reviews policies and programs that aim to prevent suicide and suicidal behaviour.
Reviews parenting and home-visiting programs in general, and then focuses on the evidence for programs aimed at Indigenous families.
Outlines what works, what doesn't, and what further research is needed, illustrated with case studies of promising programs in Australia.
Provides an overview of the research evidence on why Indigenous Australians have much lower employment rates than non-Indigenous Australians.
Explores what is known about service delivery coordination activities in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia.
This paper provides policy makers with key findings about what works to improve Indigenous people’s lives and assesses the gaps in the evidence.
Summarises current knowledge on best practice in child protection with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.