Welcome to the Community Door information portal on children and families.

Prevention and early intervention programs are critical in reducing the costs of crisis services, such as those associated with the child protection system.

Prevention and early intervention services provide many things - support linking people to training and work, help securing a home, practical parenting support, and help navigating the school system. Children can also experience specific mental health issues.

The Commission of Inquiry into the Queensland Child Protection System has led to a number of reforms, particularly to the child protection system. You can find more information on the child and family reform page of Community Door.

In this section you will find current news, resources and other information relevant to those working with children and families.

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Improving the quality of residential care provided to children and young people through a new trauma-informed therapeutic framework, is a key reform initiative for the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (DCCSDS) and organisations providing out-of-home care services...
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“You can’t live without hope things will change for the better”: Colin Hay: ‘Next Year People’ Published in Anti-Poverty Week 2015, this short report by Sandy Paton from CentacareCQ reprises “Drought and Poverty in Central Western Queensland: Regional Development Area Fitzroy Central West”...
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Ask Nola, or North Queensland Online Legal Access provides free, secure, online legal information for community workers in rural, remote or regional areas of Queensland, and who are responding to women with legal needs. Ask Nola is a project of the North Queensland Women's Legal Service (NQWLS)...
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Family Matters – kids safe in culture, not in care is a national initiative working in partnership with the non-government sector (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and mainstream non-government agencies). It uses community engagement, systemic change, and communication strategies...
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The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022 (the National Plan) is a 12-year strategy that aims to make a significant and sustained reduction in violence against women and their children. Under the Second Action Plan 2013–2016: Moving Ahead (the Second Action...
Government and non-government agencies across the Brisbane region have been busy making headway to form three local level alliances (LLAs) that will play an integral role in building and sustaining the local family support system. LLAs are a key element of Family and Child Connect (FaCC) services...
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Stayin' on Track is a program designed to help transition young Aboriginal men to fatherhood through providing advice and links to services. The website speaks to young Indigenous men from around Australia and provides links to parenting information and support around father-child relationships,...
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The Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Guide for Parents booklet is designed to provide parents, caregivers, and/or family members of children with learning difficulties with a greater awareness and understanding of the impact learning difficulties can have on children during their school years...
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Who is Daisy? Violence against women is unacceptable. Daisy is an app that connects women around Australia to services. Daisy can link you up with a service phone number, be used to search the internet for more information and let you know what to expect when contacting a service. Family members...
Queensland parents, want help now? Free Triple P available to Queensland families.
The Queensland Government is committed to supporting Queensland families to thrive and has invested $6.6 million to provide all parents and carers of children up to 16 years with free access to the world-renowned Triple P – Positive Parenting Program. The Triple P program helps parents and carers...

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