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Publications and resources

  • Here you’ll find a collection of our evidence-based publications and resources to support your work with children and families.


    Our Centre’s newsletter shares news and updates on our research, programs, training and events.

    Policy Brief

    Our Policy Brief series synthesises research evidence to inform decision making.

    Thriving Children, Thriving Communities webinar

    Our lunchtime webinar series focusses on equity and innovation in community child health.

    Every child thrives

    The Centre for Community Child Health vision, approach and impact.

    Early Years Advocacy

    The Centre's public submissions outline key issues affecting children and families and offer clear evidence-informed solutions.

    Combatting child poverty

    Resources on the determinants, impacts, and solutions for childhood and family poverty and financial hardship.

    COVID-19 and Kids Resource Hub

    Our COVID-19 and Kids Resource Hub brings together the latest research and evidence-based resources on COVID-19 and kids from the Centre, The Royal Children's Hospital, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne.

    Reinventing Australian Schools

    for the better wellbeing, health and learning of every child. Check out the discussion paper

    Children's Wellbeing Continuum

    A game-changing tool to support conversations about children's mental health and wellbeing.

    Platforms resource 

    Our Platforms guide and resources helps you plan, implement and evaluate place-based change.

    Impact Hub

    Learn more about 'Understanding research impact' and 'Program logic for impact.'

    Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status resources

    Our PEDS materials support you to administer and score PEDS in your work with families. 

    Talk about child development in a way that counts

    Our evidence-based communications toolkit helps you to build child development awareness and action.

    Celebrating 25 years

    Our 25 year anniversary report showcases our impact and vision.


    Our reports showcase evidence and findings from the Centre’s research and programs.

    Academic papers

    Our published academic papers share findings from our Health Services, Policy and Equity and Prevention Innovation research groups.

    Information for families

    The Centre is a proud founding partner of the Raising Children Network, Australia’s complete and trusted online parenting resource.

    Training and development resources

    Our online and eLearning courses for early childhood health, education, care and research professionals draw on our cutting-edge research and clinical work.

    School readiness funding resources

    Our collection of evidence-based school readiness resources help kindergartens to make a big difference in the lives of children and families by optimising early learning.  

    Learning and changing blog

    Our blog series explores the role of quality improvement in helping to redesign and enhance the services and systems that support children and families.

    Baby Business booklet

    Our Baby Business booklet helps parents to manage baby’s sleeping and crying in the first few months of life.

    Building it back different paper

    A report exploring how can schools be multi-opportunity platforms to ensure equitable life outcomes for all.


Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.