Research & Resources

Advocacy has been at the heart of the Foundation since its inception and is one of the core reasons for our existence.

Our advocacy work includes submissions, research, and policy positions  – all of which you will find in this section – and media commentary which you will find here.

We conduct regular research into community attitudes and beliefs about children, child abuse and child protection, and this  is  particularly significant as the platform for developing and implementing strategies aimed at preventing abuse before it starts.

We also conduct research into child abuse and trauma in partnership with Monash University, and have international research and teaching partnerships with the University of North Carolina (USA), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute in Bolder Colorado (USA) and the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Network (USA).

The Foundation also has provided policy and program consultancy for a number of state government departments about trauma-informed practice for children, families and carers. 

It’s our aim to achieve reform and cultural change to better protect children, and we hope the information provided here will help you in your own efforts to promote the right of all children to a safe, supported and secure childhood.

Research

Research

The Foundation conducts public policy research about a range of issues related to protecting children. 

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Submissions

Submissions

The Foundation regularly makes submissions to government inquiries about problems facing children and young people. These submissions mark out the reform agenda of the Foundation that are drawn from i...

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Comm Attitudes

Community Attitudes Tracking

The Foundation conducts regular research that attempts to understand community attitudes and beliefs about children, child abuse and child protection.

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Resources

Free downloadable resources for professionals to use in their practice  

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The cost of child abuse

Our joint research project with Monash University and Access Economics found that child abuse cost the Australian community up to $30 billion in 2007.