Prevention and early intervention
Investing in prevention and early intervention is a well recognised evidence based approach that offers the best long term outcomes for children and families.
For more information on the impact of child abuse and neglect, see:
- The Australian Institute of Family Studies fact sheet Effects of child abuse and neglect for adult survivors
- The Education Centre Against Violence fact sheet Health outcomes of and responses to violence and abuse and neglect.
For more on the public health model see:
- the Australian Institute of Family Studies fact sheet Defining public health model for the child welfare services context.
For more on early intervention practice, evidence and service delivery, see:
- Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth Better systems, better chances: A review of research and practice for prevention and early intervention
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences: Leveraging the Best Available Evidence
- The NSW Human Services Outcomes Framework (HSOF), and the application of the HSOF to specific early intervention evidence
- Brighter Beginnings-the first 2000 days of life, a NSW Health strategic policy framework that outlines the importance of the first 2000 days of a child’s life and guides service delivery priorities to ensure that all children have the best possible start in life
- Australian resources on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) model can be found on the Emerging Minds website.