Families Australia

Publications

Access publications with a focus on Child Aware practices and principles.

Publications relating to the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020 can be found here.

Increasing men’s awareness of the effects on children exposed to family and domestic violence (2016)
Dr Peter Lucas, Dr Romy Winter, Dr Clarissa Hughes, Pro. Kenneth Walsh
Family Violence Men’s Education Project Final Report, The Salvation Army and University of Tasmania

The effect of trauma on the brain development of children: Evidence-based principles for supporting the recovery of children in care (2016)
Sara McLean
CFCA Practitioner Resource, Australian Institute of Family Studies

Enhancing the implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: Policy and practice considerations (CFCA Paper No. 34 2015)
Fiona Arney, Marie Iannos, Alwin Chong, Stewart McDougall and Samantha Parkinson
CFCA Paper, Australian Institute of Family Studies

Guilty until proven innocent? – The Assumption of Care of a baby at birth (2015)
Christine A. Marsh, Jenny Browne, Jan Taylor, Deborah Davis
Faculty of Health/Midwifery, University of Canberra

Family Links Geelong Pilot Project (2015)
Roger Hastrich
Final Evaluation Report December 2015, Victorian Association for the Care & Resettlement of Offenders

The good practice guide to Child Aware Approaches: Keeping children safe and well (2014)
Cathryn Hunter and Rhys Price-Robertson
CFCA Paper, Australian Institute of Family Studies

Advancing the Visibility of the Child in Adult and Child and Family Services (2014)
Stewart McDougall and Christine Gibson
Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia

Child Aware Scoping Study (2014) – commissioned by Families Australia and prepared by
Erin Barry, Tim Moore & Morag McArthur
Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University

Child protection Australia 2012-13 (2014)
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Professional foster care: barriers, opportunities, options (2013)
Acil Allen Consulting report to the Australian Government Department of Social Services

An outline of national standards for out-of-home care (2011)
Australian Government Department of Social Services

National research agenda for protecting children (2011)
Australian Government Department of Social Services

Child protection and nursing and midwifery education curriculum standards (2010)
Dr Carolyn Briggs, Dr Denise Ryan, Ms Nicola Brown, Dr Joanne Gray, Dr Janet Gree, Prof. Catherine Fowler, Prof. Caroline Homer
Professionals Protecting Children series, Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia

Child protection and psychology education in Australia (2010)
Angela Crettenden, Danielle Zerk, Edwina Farrall, Lynette Arnold
Professionals Protecting Children series, Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia

Violence prevention: The evidence (2010)
World Health Organization

Mapping the adoption of Family Group Conferencing in Australian States and Territories (2008)
Nathan Harris
Australian Institute of Family Studies

National Audit of Australian Child Protection Research 1995-2004 (2005)
Daryl Higgins, Rennell Adams, Leah Bromfield, Nick Richardson and Melissa S. Aldana
Report, December 2005, Australian Institute of Family Studies

 

Presentations

Achievements of the Child Aware Local Initiative
Presentation at the 5th Child Aware Approaches Conference (2017)
Christine Gibson
Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia

Learnings from the Child Aware Local Initiative
Presentation at the Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference (2016)
Christine Gibson
Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia

Protecting Australia’s Children: Understanding child neglect and potential actions for prevention and early intervention
Presentation for Child Aware Local Initiative (2014)
Professor Fiona Arney
Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia

Reaching the ‘hard to reach’
Presentation for Child Aware Local Initiative (2014)
Dr Gail Winkworth
Australian Catholic University

Responding to the Child’s Experience of Trauma: Safety first, understand the child’s experience, then caregiving in relationship
Presentation for Child Aware Local Initiative, ACT (2014)
Anna Huber, Psychologist & Infant Mental Health Practitioner
Doctoral Research: Macquarie University

Presentations from the Child Aware Approaches Conferences can be found via the Conferences tab.

 

Posters

Build Your Village Here: making the most of local opportunities for you and your children
Child Aware Local Initiative, Maryborough VIC

Child Aware Local Initiative poster
Poster presentation at the ISPCAN Conference, Calgary, Canada (2016)
Stella Conroy, Families Australia

Children’s Rights poster
Australian Human Rights Commission

‘No bullying’ poster
Child Aware Local Initiative, Katherine NT

‘All Children Have Rights’ poster
Child Aware Local Initiative, Geeveston, TAS

 

Video Resources

NEW – Australia Wide, Series 2017 Ep. 17 – Annie Guest reporting on ‘Animal Therapy’ (Timecode: 1 min 30 – 9 min)

What does Child Aware mean?

Child Aware Local Initiative, Katherine NT

Child Aware Local Initiative, Maryborough VIC

Child Aware Local Initiative, South Tuggeranong ACT

Everyday Wisdom: a cross-generational discussion – Child Aware Local Initiative, Lismore NSW

Delegates and speakers review the Child Aware Approaches Conference

 

Useful Websites

Australian Centre for Child Protection

Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma Loss and Grief Network

Australian Government Department of Social Services (Families and Children publications)

Beyond Blue ‘Dadvice’ – advice for new fathers

California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare

Campbell Collaboration: Better Evidence for a Better World

Institute of Child Protection Studies

NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian Safe Book Series

Raising Children Network

Student Wellbeing Hub

 

Training

Child and Family Sensitive Practice
Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia