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.