Introduction Fiona Arney and Dorothy Scott; 1. Think child, think family, think community Dorothy Scott, Fiona Arney and Graham Vimpani; 2. Working within and between organisations Dorothy Scott; 3. Family-centred practice in early childhood settings Dorothy Scott; 4. Including fathers in work with vulnerable families Richard Fletcher; 5. Parenting in a new culture: working with refugee families Kerry Lewig, Fiona Arney, Mary Salveron and Maria Barredo; 6. Working with Aboriginal families Gary Robinson and Sarah Mares; 7. Family decision making approaches for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families Fiona Arney, Alwin Chong and Kate McGuinness; 8. The relationship between family support workers and families where child neglect is a concern Elizabeth Reimer; 9. Working with parents with substance misuse problems Sharon Dawe and Paul Harnett; 10. Children in the midst of family and domestic violence Cathy Humphreys and Menka Tsantefski; 11. Attachment theory: from concept to care Sara McLean; 12. Understanding the journey of parents whose children are in out-of-home care Mary Salveron and Fiona Arney; 13. Spreading and implementing promising approaches in child and family services Fiona Arney, Kerry Lewig, Robyn Mildon, Aron Shlonsky, Christine Gibson and Leah Bromfield.
Provides a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction to family-centred practice in Australia.
Emeritus Professor Dorothy Scott has an adjunct academic position at the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia, and is also a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Professor Fiona Arney is Chair of Child Protection and Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia.