Centre for Child Development and Education


Evaluation of the Holding Children Together service in Alice Springs

The Holding Children Together Service, funded by the Communities for Children initiative and the Alice Springs Transformation Plan, has been developed as an innovative service designed to fill an identified gap in therapeutic service provision for young children in Alice Springs who have experienced trauma...

Bicultural practice in the Northern Territory children and families sector

This paper presents the results of a qualitative research project aimed to better understand the key elements of promising bicultural practice in the Northern Territory children and families sector. Findings were used to inform the development of a two-way practice framework that can be used...

Cultural responsiveness and school education with particular focus on Australia’s first peoples

The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on Culturally Responsive Schooling regarding Aborigines and other nations' first peoples. While special focus is given to this issue, for the schooling of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in Australia the...

Report on the implementation of family group conferencing with Aboriginal families in Alice Springs

With funding from the Transforming Alice Springs initiative, the Department for Children and Families (DCF) have established family group conferencing (FGC) for families of Aboriginal children where abuse and neglect has been substantiated to reduce the need for child protection matters to be determined through...
Literature review

Foster and kinship care recruitment campaign literature review

This paper aims to provide background information about the best ways of increasing the number of high quality foster and kinship carers in the Northern Territory by answering the following two questions: - What characteristics of potential carers, children, environments and systems influence decisions to...