Towards Collaboration A Resource Guide for Child Protection Services & Family Violence Workers: Victorian Government of Australia

Early experiences have an effect on emotional development, the organisation of behaviour and personality. Experience shapes brain functions, and early experiences shape the foundations of life’s behavioural responses. Just because children cannot talk about their experiences does not mean that they cannot remember. Early intervention in trauma is not just for the child, or the parent: it is for the future too (Hewitt, 1999).

Towards Collaboration provides support and information, and enhances cross-sector collaboration. The resource guide provides a strong basis for regional development or reviewing protocols between local support services.