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Resources and Useful Links

The following websites are invaluable for keeping services up to date with the latest research.  As well as providing an array of information each website also produces an electronic publication or newsletter that you can subscribe to so you can automatically receive publications directly to your email.

The Australian Childhood Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting children and families devastated by abuse, family violence and neglect. 

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is the Australian Government's key research body in the area of family wellbeing. Its role is to increase understanding of factors affecting how Australian families function by conducting research; and disseminating findings. The Institute's work provides an evidence base for developing policy and practice related to the wellbeing of families in Australia.

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) is a national non-profit organisation which focuses on bringing together researchers, policymakers and practitioners, to turn the best evidence on 'what works' for child and youth wellbeing into practical, preventative action to benefit all young Australians. 

The Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) has been at the forefront of Australian research into early childhood development and behaviour for over two decades. CCCH conducts research into the many conditions and common problems faced by children, such as obesity, language and literacy delay, and behavioural concerns, that are either preventable or can be improved if recognised and managed early. 

The Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) provide quality, evidence-based publications and resources for professionals in the areas of protecting children, supporting families and strengthening communities. 

The COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness) national initiative develops information for parents, their partners, carers, family and friends in support of these children. This information complements online training courses developed by COPMI for professionals to support families either individually or through community services and programs. 

The Community Builders NSW site is an interactive electronic clearing house for everyone involved in community level social, economic and environmental renewal including community leaders, community & government workers, volunteers, program managers, academics, policy makers, youth and seniors. 

Family & Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) is the national peak body for family relationship and support services. 

Families NSW is the NSW Government’s overarching strategy to enhance the health and wellbeing of children up to 8 years and their families. 

The Family Referral Service is here to listen to your needs and support you to find the right services for you or your family.

Healthy Start is a national capacity building strategy which aims to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for children whose parents have learning difficulties. 

HSNet is a free website available to anyone looking for a service in NSW. The site is mobile-ready and works on any internet-enabled device including tablets and smartphones, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For professionals in the human and justice sector, HSNet also offers free membership with access to resources and tools to improve communication and collaboration in the delivery of services to communities in NSW.

LEAD Professional Development Association Inc (formerly known as Family Worker Training and Development Programme Inc) is a not for profit, non-government association dedicated to providing professional development and training opportunities to people who educate and support local families. 

Let's Read promotes reading with kids. Reading with children from birth to five years. Reading together helps kids to develop a love of books and teaches important skills like naming letters and playing with word sounds. 

NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme - a new way of providing community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. 

Community Services (CS) has a NGO Learning Centre - a free portal that provides accessible training and resources for those working and providing services to children, young people, families and communities in NSW. 

Office of the Childrens Guardian - the NSW Commission for Children and Young People works to improve the safety, welfare and wellbeing of all children and young people in NSW. We speak up for kids to get their points of view heard by adult decision makers. We engage with the children and young people of NSW and listen to their feedback and input. 

The Parenting Research Centre is dedicated to supporting parents. We believe that the most effective way to support parents is through developing resources, programs and policies based on scientific evidence.  The Parenting Research Centre is an independent non-profit research and development organisation with an exclusive focus on parenting, dedicated to gathering scientific knowledge of effective parenting and developing practical programs to help parents raise happy healthy children. 

Playgroup NSW provides the support for all families with babies and children under 6 to participate in relevant playgroups, develop social and community connections, and access related learning resources. 

Resourcing Parents provides parenting education information to parents and carers of children aged 0-18 years. The calendar of Parenting Education programs is current and the site is funded by the NSW government to support families.