Best practice guidance on how support services can develop and maintain networks that are positive, sustainable, and work to meet client needs.
All publications are also listed in our library catalogue.
Sets out the principles of good practice that underpin effective support services: accountability; accessibility; and effectiveness and diversity.
The study proposes service model options that could enhance and complement existing support services.
Past Adoption Experiences: National Research Study on the Service Response to Past Adoption Practices
This report presents the findings of the National Research Study on the Service Response to Past Adoption Practices
Provides a summary of the ways in which adoption currently operates, past adoption practices, and the potential impacts adoption has on those involved
Articles include: lessons from other sectors in screening for family violence; issues related to past adoption practices; incarcerated mothers
Identifying parental substance use and misuse in clinical practice; action research at the Hobart Family Relationships Centre; the late discovery
This document briefly outlines changes to the adoption scene in Australia in recent years
Investigates the effects of relinquishing a child on the subsequent adjustment of the mother
Discusses the appropriateness of adoption as a means of establishing the legal status and family relationships of stepchildren with their stepparents