August current awareness bulletin
17 Aug 2012
National anti-racism strategy
Australian Human Rights Commission
25 July, 2012
Reporting on the community consultations towards a comprehensive national anti-racism strategy, this paper will inform the ongoing implementation of Australia’s 2011 multiculturalism policy.
Child protection and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children
Australian Institute of Family Studies
20 July, 2012
This paper presents and discusses a snapshot of data describing the rates of involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection and out of home care.
Young people and the law
Victoria Legal Aid
18 July, 2012
This education resource developed by Victorian Legal Aid is for young people aged 14–16 years and includes fact sheets and classroom activities.
Cultural diversity and child protection: A review of the Australian research on the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and refugee children and families
Jatinder Kaur, JK Diversity Consultants
12 July, 2012
This paper is the first publication of its kind to review the available research literature on CALD and refugee families in the Australian Child Protection System (CPS). Looking into the needs of migrants and refugees who settle in Australia. The knowledge from multicultural policies and refugee sector has not necessarily been incorporated into child protection practice, policy frameworks and legislation.
Fathers with a history of child sexual abuse: New findings for policy and practice
The trauma of child sexual abuse can manifest in many areas of victim/survivorsí lives, including their attitudes towards parenting and their relationships with their children.
CFCA Paper No. 6 outlines the key findings of the limited research that has investigated how a history of child sexual abuse can influence menís perceptions and experience of fatherhood, and also discusses some of the reasons why this important topic remains largely excluded from public, academic and policy discourses.
The economic costs of child abuse and neglect, June 2012
Child Family Community Australia
30 June, 2012
This resource sheet examines expenditure related to child abuse and neglect that is made by departments responsible for child protection services in Australia.
Communities working to reduce Indigenous family violence
Kylie Cripps, Megan Davis
Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse
The research brief discusses the reduction of Indigenous family violence.
Sexual abuse and subsequent offending and victimisation: A 45 year follow-up study
James RP Ogloff, Margaret C Cutajar, Emily Mann and Paul Mullen
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology
22 June, 2012
The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) have released a paper on the likelihood of child sexual abuse (CSA) victims becoming offenders. The report shows that CSA victims were almost five times more likely than the general population to be charged with any offence than their non-abused counterparts, with strongest associations found for sexual and violent offences.
Indigenous early childhood development. New Directions: Mothers and babies services
Department of Health and Ageing
22 June, 2012
This audit examined the effectiveness of the Department of Health and Ageingís administration of New Directions, a program aimed at improving child health and education in Indigenous communities.
Children in care
Updated CFCA Fact Sheet
In this paper we provide an overview of out-of-home care in Australia, including an examination of the key issues and challenges in foster care today.
Reflections on body image
29 May, 2012
All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image, UK and Central YMCA This report examines the causes and consequences of body image dissatisfaction and what can be done to promote positive body image