Community-based family services

Research report
29 March 2017

The objective of this report, commissioned by Family and Relationship Services Australia (FRSA), was to begin a national conversation as to how investing in coordinated strategies to increase...

Research report
29 March 2017

Examines how specialist domestic and family violence services listen to Aboriginal women - what they see and hear, what they have learnt, and how they apply this in practice.

18 March 2017

This study investigated the impact of Tasmania’s child and family centres on parents’ use and experiences of early childhood services using a mixed methods approach.

16 March 2017

During 2015 - 16, 162,175 (30.2 per 1,000) Australian children received child protection services (investigation, care and protection order and/or were in out-of-home care), and children from...

1 March 2017

The Parentline service provides benefits to both parents and to children living in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Parents report that the service assists them in developing confidence in...

Discussion paper
3 November 2016

This options paper proposes possible responses to thirteen specific child protection areas identified as part of ongoing reforms.

Journal article
15 August 2016

Protecting children from abuse and neglect is a responsibility of all sectors and community members.

19 May 2016

Community playgroups have significant social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, particularly mothers, finds this report.

Literature review
20 April 2016

This review aims to identify evidence-based strategies to address common parenting issues faced by parents of young children.

Journal article
21 March 2016

This paper describes challenges for services seeking to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families who are subject to child protection measures.