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Literature review

What works in effective Indigenous community-managed programs and organisations

Many Indigenous organisations in urban, rural and remote areas are successfully managing a broad range of programs and services for their communities. This paper reviews available literature on Indigenous community-managed programs and organisations and summarises what is working in successful community-managed programs. It also considers...

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.

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.

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...
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...
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.
Discussion paper

Principles of trauma-informed approaches to child sexual abuse: a discussion paper

This discussion paper has been published by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It examines the growing interest in trauma-informed care and the implementation of trauma-informed approaches to support survivors of trauma, including survivors of child sexual abuse.

Scoping study for research into prevalence of child sexual abuse in Australia

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) is inquiring into how institutions have engaged with and responded to allegations and instances of institutional child sexual abuse. Key to this inquiry is the need to generate an understanding of the...

A platform for action

This report reflects key insights provided by participants at the roundtable as a platform for action by governments, business, communities and individuals. It also provides input to the Council of Australian Government’s agenda to reduce violence against women and their children. The roundtable was held...
Technical report

Communication needs and the Australian gambling field

Effective frameworks for communication can bridge gaps between research, clinical practice, and policy. The gambling sector in Australia comprises a number of stakeholder groups with diverse interests, objectives, and professional skills and resources. The diversity of the sector can present challenges in developing communication strategies...