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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

Publications and Resources


  • Encouraging social impact investment to reduce youth homelessness. Budget 2017-18: More
  • Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians meeting communiqué, Nov 2017. ACCG: More
  • What does the contemporary Australian family look like? The Conversation: More
  • A new, unified approach to mental health in education. Beyond Blue: More
  • Identifying character strengths in children. Lea Waters PhD: More
  • Help combat loneliness in the community with 'Five smiles a day'. Friendship Project: More
  • Report warns that numbers of Aboriginal children in care could triple in 20 years. ABC News:More
  • Patterns of childhood development at age five, early markers of risk for mental illness.UNSW:More
  • Victorian Government invests in an app to help make parenting fun. Premier of Victoria: More
  • The law on relocation and recovery in family law matters. Mondaq: More
  • Call for work flexibility to protect mental health of children of parents in demanding jobs. CT More
  • Pre-employment strategies in schools aimed at reducing child abuse. Mondaq: More
  • Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) Project launched by Commissioner June Oscar. AHRC: More


  • PhD scholarship (3 years) for an Aboriginal student on the value of humor, laughter & imagination. Lowitja: More



  • Practice guide to build resilience in children and raise community awareness. Beyond Blue:More
  • Resources to help educators, parents and students protect against bullying. Student Wellbeing Hub: More
  • What's OK at Home? Website provides a resource on feeling safe for teens. DVRCV: More
  • Tips for building strong family relationships for children. KidsMatter: More
  • Family and Community Services Practice Framework. NSW FACS:More
  • Royal Commission Into the Protection and Detention of Children in the NT. Final report here
  • Families Australia Annual Report 2016-2017
  • UNSW Research Report:'No Child Should Grow Up Like This: Identifying long term outcomes of Forgotten Australians, Child Migrants and the Stolen Generations'
  • National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing: Join or find more information
  • Information about the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children and the Third Action Plan (2015 - 2018) is available here.
  • Building Stronger Australian Families: National Policy Forum (Nov 2017): ‘The work of fathering: balancing jobs and kids’ – Dr Graeme Russell, Professor Lyndall Strazdins and Mr Murray Kimber. Watch video here.
  • National Families Week 15 – 21 May 2018  'What does family mean to you?' Watch the video here.
  • CAA2017 conference wrap: here.
  • Vox pops CAA2017 Conference here.
  • Deadly Story: Aboriginal culture, country, community website for young people, carers, practitioners: More
  • Practical help in promoting imaginative play for developmental benefits. Verywell: More
  • Online library, working with families and carers in mental health. Mind: More
  • Meme/poster to remind us to value time with our children. Parent Skills: More


1st Asia Pacific Safe & Together Model Conference
Melbourne: 7-8 February 2018. Berry Street Childhood Institute and Safe & Together Institute:  More

2018 AJEC Research Symposium
Politics, power and agency in early childhood education Brisbane: 16-1 February 2018. Early Childhood Australia: More

The 2nd National Indigenous Mental Health & Wellbeing Forum
Perth: 21-23 February 2018: More

Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference
Gold Coast: 28-30 May 2018: More

Australian Early Development Census National Conference 
Melbourne: 14-16 March 2018: More

2018 Early Childhood Conference Be the Difference for Children and Families. Call for abstracts now open. More

NDS QLD State Conference 2018 Brisbane - Monday, 5th to Tuesday, 6th March 2018. Early bird registrations are now open.

2018 QCOSS State Conference Brisbane - Wednesday, 16th and Thursday, 17th May 2018. Find out more and register before early bird pricing ends on 16th March.

Doing School Differently Youth+ and Berry Street Childhood Institute. Call for abstracts now open. More

25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Gold Coast, QLD: 15-19 July 2018.More

ISPCAN XXII International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect Prague, Czech Republic. 2-5 September 2018 Abstract submissions open 1 December 2017:More

Australian Early Development Census National Conference 
Call for abstracts now open. More

No More Harm National Conference 2018 Melbourne - Thursday, 12th April 2018 to Friday, 13th April 2018. More


  • Child Aware Practice – free online training
    Child Aware Practice is for professionals, practitioners, team leaders and managers, or those who want to explore ways to implement Child Aware practice in their organisation or services. Emerging Minds: More
  • Young people and group work with Peter Slattery
    Camperdown, Sydney: 13-14 February, 2018 Group work Solutions: More
  • Restorative practice two-day workshop
    Canberra: 22-23 February 2018. Book Now
  • Richard Rose 2018 Australian Tour begins 27 February
    Enhance your engagement with children and young people affected by early life trauma. Berry Childhood Institute: More
  • Child Inclusive Mediation & Counselling Master-class with Prof. Jennifer McIntosh Melbourne: 16-17 April OR 27-28 August 2018 Children Beyond Dispute: More
  • Kids Matter Early Childhood Training CalendarAustralian early childhood mental health initiative: More
  • SAFE from the START National Training: The SFTS training is designed to provide workers from various disciplines with the tools to make a positive difference in the lives of children who experience violence. Enquiries to Nell Kuilenburg:Email
  • Child Australia Professional Development Calendar: Online courses that underpin and compliment the latest research, learning, and development for educators, families and children. More
  • Australian Institute of Social Relations Workforce Development:As the RTO of Relationships Australia South Australia, AISR will tailor programs to meet the needs of individuals, work teams and whole organisations. Nationally recognised qualifications enrolling now: More           Short Courses: More


  • Child Protection Environment


    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak


    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.