1 The Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW (the Wood report) November 2008.

2 Measuring the cost of leaving care in Victoria by Catherine Forbes and Brett Inder of the Monash University Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics and Sunitha Raman of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare Inc., published 2006 by Monash University (Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, PO Box 11E, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Phone: (03) 9905-2471, Fax: (03) 9905-5747) ISSN 1440-771X.

3 Effects of trauma and neglect on family functioning by MacDonald, Frederick F., published in the Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association, Friday, September 22 2006.

4 Raising Children in a socially toxic environment by J Garbarino, 1995, cited in Northern Territory Government, "Ampe Akelyernemane Meke Mekarle 'Little Children Are Sacred' Report of the Northern Territory Board of Inquiry into the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse, 2007, Darwin, Australia, p.259,

5 A developmental model of childhood traumatic stress by R Pynoos, A Steinberg and R Wraith, in D Cicchetti and D Cohen (eds), Developmental Psychopathology, Volume 2: Risk Disorder and Adaptation, 1995, pp.72-75, also cited in Northern Territory Government, Ampe Akelyernemane Meke Mekarle 'Little Children Are Sacred',

6 The Effects of Childhood Stress on Health Across the Lifespan Prepared for the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centre for Injury Prevention and Control by J Middlebrooks and N Audage, 2008, p.5.

7 Targeting Adolescent Mothers with Depressive Symptoms for Early Intervention by T Field, J Pickens, M Prodromidis, J Malphurs, N Fox, D Bendell, R Yando, S Schanberg and C Kuhn, in Adolescence, Volume 35, No.138, 2000, pp.381-414. 388 J Middlebrooks, N Audage

8 Child Protection Australia 2006-07, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare available from http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10566