The Early Intervention Research Directorate (EIRD) held a Research Forum on 10 April 2018, where the External Expert Consortium of researchers shared their overarching key findings from child abuse/neglect prevention & early intervention research to date.
These research findings impact how individuals, organisations and systems respond to vulnerable children and families.
This forum challenged participants to think about new ways of approaching the complex area of child abuse/neglect prevention and early intervention.
Professor Leah Bromfield, Co-Director at the Australian Centre for Child Protection presented the findings from the EIRD Desktop Evaluations.
The vision and objectives of the evaluations were:
- A service system matched to population need
- Programs and practitioners supported to provide high quality, evidence aligned interventions
- Capacity building priorities informed by understanding of existing service system strengths and limitations.
Professor Bromfield reports on the progress to date.