Central Highlands Children and Youth Area Partnership (CHCYAP) Research Collaboration
The Central Highland Children and Youth Area Partnership (CHCYAP) is one of eight Area Partnerships, a Victorian whole-of-government collective impact initiative. Children and Youth Area Partnerships “work to address the systemic and local factors that contribute to the vulnerability of children, young people and their families.” The CHCYAP strives to ensure that all children and young people in the Central Highlands area are engaged in education, and are protected and nurtured, living free of violence in safe and respectful environments.
In August 2015, the CHCYAP established the CHCYAP Research Collaboration. Supported by a Steering Committee, the Research Collaboration Federation University Australia has joined with other CHCYAP partners to establish a research collaboration to advance and apply research knowledge about the three priority areas; build a community of practice among practitioners, researchers, managers, educators & people with lived experience and support organisations to design, implement and evaluate evidence-informed interventions.
The CHCYAP Research Collaboration Advisory Group has been established to provide broad oversight, guidance and support to the CHCYAP Collaborative Research Program.