From policy to implementation: Child and family sensitive practice in the AOD sector

April 2014

In 2013, NCETA was commissioned by the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) to examine policy frameworks that support or restrict the effective implementation of child and family sensitive practices in the AOD sector. This study built upon NCETA’s existing research program on child and family sensitive practice and included an audit and analysis of relevant jurisdictional policy frameworks; an assessment of the extent to which the policy frameworks support or hinder child and family sensitive practice in alcohol and other drugs service settings; interviews with key stakeholders regarding child and family sensitive practice, and their views about barriers and facilitators to its implementation; and an examination of reviews, research, and practice guidelines to inform an assessment of child and family sensitive best practice. The report is due to be published by the ANCD in 2014.