The following are some websites which have research publications and other literature about working with families. The list is associated with the post on research evidence for family (and community) workers.
Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) including:
- Publications on a wide range of topics
- Practice guides
- Other practice resources
- Bibliographies (e.g., Playgroups)
- Ask them for help (they have a free research and information helpdesk for Australian child, family and community welfare practitioners, service providers, researchers and policy makers)
Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) including
Department of Social Services Publications including a range of reports and policy documents
What Works Wisconsin (by University of Wisconsin-Extension) including
Registers of evidence based programs for children and family services
- Australian Institute of Family Studies Program Profiles
- The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) – Program Registry
My blog also includes various resources including
- Brief overviews of research publications on a range of topics (e.g., playgroups, connecting families and schools, and the Benevolent Society resilience practice framework)
- Links to useful articles around a theme (e.g., engaging “hard to reach” families, evidence-based programs and practice, strengths-based practice and mutual self-help parent support groups)
- Posts on related topics (e.g., 9 principles for supporting families and communities, domestic violence and informal social networks and playgroups as a foundation for working with hard to reach families)
- A series on What is/are…. (e.g., the strengths perspective, complex problems, community capacity building)
- A list of blog posts relevant to students and practitioners on working with families, community engagement and working with communities, school and community/family partnerships and strengths-based practice/asset-based community-driven development.
This post came from a project I’m working on supporting nine children and parenting support programs in regional and rural NSW to enhance their capacity to implement evidence-based programs and practice. The project was funded by the Department funded by the Department of Social Services through the Children and Families Expert Panel. You can see other posts relating to this work at https://sustainingcommunity.wordpress.com/resources-for-students/expert-panel-caps/.
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