Family Sensitive Policy and Practice Toolkit
For Kids' Sake, A Family Sensitive Policy and Practice Toolkit was launched by Minister John Hill on Thursday 15 December 2010. This toolkit aims to minimise cases of child abuse or neglect by increasing collaboration between child and adult service agencies. It is a new initiative developed by NCETA to improve the safety and welfare of children with parents who misuse alcohol or drugs. The toolkit builds a bridge between the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) treatment and child protection sectors to improve cooperation and collaboration.
For Kids' Sake comprises a comprehensive list of ideas and practical suggestions that organisations can adopt to be more child and family sensitive. It contains:
- For Kids' Sake:A workforce development resource
- Taking First Steps:A survey report of AOD workers
- The National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children
- Checklist for Family Sensitive Practice (poster)
- Family Sensitive Practice in the Alcohol and Other Drug Field (brochure)
- A CD-ROM with electronic versions of these materials, plus the following documents:
- Examples of Family Sensitive Policy and Practice already employed by some services including:
- Think Child, Think Family: an article by Professor Dorothy Scott
- Alcohol, Drugs and the Family Assessment Tools for Adult Family Members Supporting a Person with Substance Abuse Problems including:
- The 'Stress-Strain-Coping-Support' Model: The 'Stress-Strain-Coping-Support' Model: 5-Step Intervention
- Assessment tools for assessing 'Stress-Strain-Coping-Support'
- Assessment of Social Support for Family Members