- Roadmap for reform
- Universal Health and Education
- Targeted Health and Human Services
- Child Safe Environments
- Adults Supporting Kids (ASK)
- CFSS Family Support Services
- CFSS Intensive Family Services
- Out-of-home care prevention programs
- Programs to prevent intergenerational trauma
- Community Services Support Program - Family Support and Early Intervention
- Early Intervention Research Directorate
Reports and publications
DHS partners with various academic institutes to undertake data capture and analysis, service model and tool development, evaluation, and modelling activities.
BetterStart at The University of Adelaide
The BetterStart group of Adelaide University, part of the Faculty of Health Sciences, undertakes research into health and development from perinatal period into adolescence. BetterStart has worked in collaboration with EIRD since 2018 and has provided valuable insights through their Early Childhood Health and Development Project. Currently EIRD fund BetterStart to examine supply and demand of adult support services.
- Five by Five – Supporting Systems Framework for Child Health and Development (PDF 1.5 MB)
- The South Australian Early Childhood Health and Development Project – No. 2 (PDF 864 KB)
- Can linked data help to better target family support programs for child health and development? No. 3 (PDF 582 KB)
- The SA Early Childhood Data Project (PDF 1 MB)
- An innovative linked data platform to improve the wellbeing of children — the South Australian Early Childhood Data Project (PDF 246 MB)
- Child Protection in South Australia (PDF 2.1 MB)
Telethon Kids Institute
One of the largest medical research institutes in Australia, based at the Perth Children’s Hospital, Telethon Kids Institute undertake research into childhood diseases. Telethon Kids Institute have undertaken research and evaluation of pilot programs.
Social Work Innovation Research Living Space (SWIRLS) at Flinders University
EIRD are working in partnership with Flinders University’s Social Work Innovation Research Living Space (SWIRLS) to facilitate the development a culturally informed practice tool to guide assessment and evaluate intervention outcomes for Aboriginal children and their families and to strengthen the culturally informed evidence base that supports culturally responsive practice for Aboriginal children and family’s wellbeing.
The practice tool will be designed to operationalise and assess Aboriginal children’s safety and wellbeing outcomes and broader family level change to sustain children’s safety and wellbeing. The tool will be informed by evidence and research, existing culturally responsive frameworks and practice tools, the knowledge, experience, and wisdom of Aboriginal people, including practitioners and community.
Published Reports and Data Summaries
- CFARN Evaluation (Executive Summary Report) - (coming soon)