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Report

Research use in the Australian child and family welfare sector

The aim of the report’s authors was to bridge the gulf between knowledge and action, especially with reference to the Australian child welfare sector. Research evidence can powerfully inform policy and practice. Too often, however, this is not the case.
Report

Bystander approaches: responding to and preventing men's sexual violence against women

Bystander action is often promoted as an effective way of engaging non-violent men in challenging violence against women in their peer groups and communities. This paper explains the origins and rationale for bystander interventions, the characteristics of successful bystander programs in Australia and overseas, and...
Report

Education programs for Indigenous Australians about sexually transmitted infections and bloodborne viruses

This resource sheet examines available evidence for the effectiveness of sexual health education programs for Indigenous Australians.
Report

Good practice in delivering and evaluating interventions for young people with harmful sexual behaviours

This mixed-methods study conducted a national mapping of service responses to young people with harmful sexual behaviours. This report reveals that there are variations and gaps in services for young people with harmful sexual behaviours, and information about service availability is not readily accessible.
Report

Gambling in suburban Australia

This report presents a novel mixed-methods study of a social phenomenon that has not yet been well explored: the relationships between place, social circumstances, gambling and harm. It compares two socially distinct areas of a major city (Melbourne, Victoria) to identify a range of issues...
Report

Online support needs and experiences of family members affected by problem gambling

Problem gambling is estimated to effect seven or even more people around the gambler, and family and friends comprise up to one third of clients to gambling help and support services. The findings in this report suggest that family members experience a significant range of...
Discussion paper

Online and on-demand support for people affected by problem gambling: the potential for e-mental health interventions

This paper provides an overview of the evidence on e-mental health support and treatment options for people seeking help with problem gambling.
Discussion paper

Gambling in culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia

This paper reviews the research examining gambling in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, with a focus on Australia. Participation, problems, beliefs and attitudes of different CALD communities are examined to provide a brief overview of the research to date.
Briefing paper

Child protection and family law ... joining the dots

This paper looks at the specific issues facing those responsible for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children in the context of parental separation, and the two separate legal systems: family law and child protection.
Briefing paper

Improving policy and practice responses for men sexually abused in childhood

A significant number of men in Australia are victims of child sexual abuse. While a growing number of services offer therapeutic support and counselling for men, the issue of men's sexual victimisation has not become a public policy issue. It is suggested that conceptualising and...