Early childhood provides a critical opportunity for early intervention and prevention, but barriers to accessing services prevent children and families – often those with the greatest need – from gaining their benefit. This policy brief focuses on the nature and importance of partnerships between parents...
Emergency recovery goes beyond survival. It is a complex process with potentially long-lasting impacts on people’s lives. Within research, policy and practice, there is a widespread assumption that preparing for a disaster has a positive impact on recovery. This report examines the emergency experiences of...
The Centre for Policy Development's Early Childhood Development (ECD) Initiative is working with sector leaders, senior officials and experts to catalyse progress towards a better ECD system. This evidence pack has been adapted from materials prepared by the CPD team for the first two meetings...
As the world continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an emerging need for bereavement support at a critical level. This report finds that online spaces are a crucial cornerstone of support to people grieving and people at the end of their life, providing...
The purpose of this evaluation guide is to provide easy-to-understand information on scoping an evaluation for men’s behaviour change programs (MBCPs) focusing on men who use domestic and family violence (DFV).
This report presents statistics on state and territory child protection and family support services, and selected characteristics of children receiving these services. This includes statistics for 2019–20, and trends over the 5-year period from 2015–16 to 2019–20.
This report identifies eight overarching sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) strategies for Australia and the Pacific to support achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The use of telepractice as a service delivery method has increased in Australia since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper reviews the evidence for telepractice as a service delivery method in the family and relationship services sector.
This research finds that inadequate social security payments play a significant role in shaping poverty and financial stress trends in Australia. It also finds that it is possible to address these challenges by increasing the overall social security budget.