Dale Bagshaw



Children and Families in Transition (CAFIT) is a joint University of South Australia (Centre for Peace Conflict and Mediation, Hawke Research Institute) and Centacare (SA) project, funded by the Telstra Foundation. We have researched the experiences and special service needs of separated families and their children in order to develop early intervention strategies to promote child-centred practices and positive, cooperative parenting. This research has informed the development of a broad-based model of service provision, which has been piloted and tested. The research findings and the services provided will assist separating families to recognise and centralise the best interests of their children in their post-separation arrangements.