Australian Centre for Child Protection

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    Award-winning team!

    The Australian Centre for Child Protection's Professional staff were recently awarded the 2014 Team Work Award for their collaborative work undertaken together with practice and policy staff to build the Centre's national and international profile.

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    Child Aware Local Communities - new eLearning courses

    Now available! 'Child Aware Supervision' - eLearning Course provides training for supervisors to grow capacity for child and family-sensitive practices.

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    'Unresolved trauma' contributes to child protection failures

    Leading child protection expert, Centre Director Prof Fiona Arney, discusses past and present causes of high rates of Aboriginal children being removed from families on National Indigenous Radio Service.

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    Centre launches video clip

    We unveil our PREZI video clip, which outlines the grave need for child protection research and the essential work that the Centre does for Australian children and families. It is available on our website and on YouTube.

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    "Empowering Indigenous communities to prevent child abuse and neglect"

    Our Director Prof Fiona Arney and Alwin Chong, Director of Yaitya Purruna Indigenous Health, discuss this and more in 'The Conversation'.

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    A/Prof Bromfield's article in The Conversation - Abuse and neglect: Australia's child protection 'crisis'

    Discussing recent instances of child abuse and neglect, resourcing constraints &need for substantial new investment by governments in prevention.

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    Director expands Centre's international influence

    Professor Fiona Arney was a guest of the Finnish National Institute of Health and Welfare, where she delivered key presentations and met with officials.

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    Centre research makes headlines in national media

    Research by Olivia Octoman and Deptuy Director Leah Bromfield that Families SA failed to investigate more than half the reports involving a child deemed at risk of significant harm has made headlines.

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Driving innovation in child protection policy and practice

The Australian Centre for Child Protection is dedicated to research that focuses on practical tools and techniques that benefit front-line staff in child and family protective services so that they can truly help children and families.

Areas of study and research

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