Through young black eyes : a handbook to protect Indigenous children from the impact of family violence and child abuse


This handbook is designed to assist individuals, families, leaders, services and communities to protect Indigenous children from family violence and child abuse by presenting relevant information about these issues in a simple, clear and practical way. The handbook describes forms and effects of family violence, child abuse and neglect and child sexual assault, as well as ways of responding to and preventing these. The booklet also covers mandatory reporting of alleged child abuse or neglect (current as of 2007), including the role of Aboriginal and Islander Child Care Agencies (AICCAs) in child protection, and provides a directory of relevant services and resource information, including useful contacts and telephone numbers for child abuse and neglect matters.

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