Statewide Children’s Resource Program Resources

Through A Child’s Eyes: Children’s Experience of Family Violence & Homelessness  Designed to assist people in developing awareness and understanding of children’s experiences.  Containing children’s stories in their own words, information on the effects of violence, suggested interventions for parents, support workers and others.
Also includes a phone listing of local and state support services for help.
Children’s Fact Sheet Stories from children experiencing homelessness, along with facts and statistics and also discusses the impacts on children and what children need when dealing with homelessness.
Child Development Trauma Impacts for Practitioners  Information on what to expect in the developmental stages for the different age groups, what effects trauma may have on these age groups, and age appropriate tips for dealing with the trauma.
Children’s Activity Workbook
homelessness week fact sheet SCRP  A fact sheet launched for Homelessness Week 2017 on the impact of homelessness with a focus on prevention through educational engagement.
See Listen and Respond A resource for Specialist Homelessness and other services to assist in their work responding to children.
SCRP SHIP Data input resource 2017 This sheet explains when and how to enter data about children on the SHIP and related databases.
Supporting Your Children  Assists parents in supporting their children when they are experiencing times of stress or trauma.
Statewide Children’s Wellbeing Proforma  An assessment tool designed for use by agency workers over time with a family to assist them in their work with a child individually. It provides prompts about health, developmental, educational needs to assist workers to consider the child’s needs in a holistic way.


Community Development & Indigenous Issues
Dardee Boorai Charter

Child Safe Standards

Child Safe Standards fact sheet 2015

Child Protection Toolkit

Child Safe Toolkit
Commission for Children and Young people- Child safe standards information page

Child, Young People and Families Service Providers Newsletter

 DHHS Children Young People and Family Services Providers Newsletter March 2018

Child Youth and Area Partnerships


Engaging Young People 2016
Think Child Think Family
Does Camping Count? Children’s Experiences of Homelessness. Final Report

‘Do you see what I see’  A practice guide for Professionals Working with Young Children in Homelessness and Family Violence Services.

Family Violence

Refuge for Babies Manual
 Assessing Children and Young People Experiencing family violence: A Practical Guide for Family Violence Practitioners


Mother & Baby Unit presentation (Nov 2016 LOMA Forum)

Regional Reports

Children’s Resource Program, Loddon Mallee – Project Report  Provides a detailed model for the ongoing role of the Children’s Resource Program.
Play Connect Evaluation An evaluation of the ‘play Connect Program’ for children aged 0-5 and their parents who have experienced homelessness and family violence. Qualified Creative Arts Therapists use stories, songs, rhymes and a wide range of expressive art activities to engage children and their caregiver in the therapeutic process.

Roadmap for reform

Strong Families; Safe Children Roadmap for Reform August Newsletter


Home and Away: Child and Youth Homelessness (2016)
The Cost of Youth Homelessness in Australia Study (2015)

The Trauma and Homelessness Initiative (2014)

Care not Custody- a new approach to keep kids in residential care out of the criminal justice system (2017)
Statewide Children’s Resource Program’s Homeless Children’s Brokerage Report 2016_17


Victorian Child Friendly Cities and Communities Charter