kContact Publications and Presentations

Publications and presentations associated with the kContact Project will be uploaded to this page as the project progresses.

Project Outputs

Bullen, T., Taplin, S. (2016, August). kContact study: Characteristics and perspectives of parents having supervised contact with their children in out-of-home care. Presentation at the 21st ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect. Calgary, Canada.

Bullen, T., Taplin, S., McArthur, M., Humphreys, C. Kertesz, M. (2016, July). kContact: Keeping Contact between parents and children in care: Perspectives of parents, carers and professionals on supervised contact with children in care and parent-child relationships. Presentation at the Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Bullen, T., Taplin, S., McArthur, M., Humphreys, C. Kertesz, M. (2016). Interventions to improve supervised contact visits between children in out of home care and their parents: A systematic review. Child and Family Social Work.

Bullen, T., Taplin, S., Kertesz, M., Humphreys, C., & McArthur, M. (2015). Literature review on supervised contact between children in out-of-home care and their parents. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Bullen, T., Taplin, S., McArthur, M., Humphreys, C., & Kertesz, M. (2014, August). Contact between children in care and their parents: The development of guidelines to facilitate contact. Presentation at the 8th Association of Children's Welfare Agencies Conference. Sydney, Australia.

Humphreys, C., Kertesz, M., & White, F. (2014, October). Keeping Contact: Collaborative Research in the Real World. Presentation at the Sector Research Symposium, Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare. Melbourne, Australia.

Kertesz, M., Buchbinder, J., Moeller-Saxone, K., & Humphreys, C. (2015, October). How can we benefit from research? Balancing the expectations and needs of stakeholders in Child and Family CSOs. Presentation at the Sector Research Symposium, Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare. Melbourne, Australia.

Kertesz, M., & Riddiford, M. (2016). Which children in care are really having family contact and what does this mean for practice? Presentation to the 6th Annual Sector Research Symposium, Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare. Melbourne, Australia.

Taplin, S., Bullen, T., McArthur, M., Humphreys, C., Kertesz, M., & Dobbins, T. (2015). kContact, an enhanced intervention for contact between children in out-of-home care and their parents: protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 15, 1134.

Webinars

Humphreys, C., & Kertesz, M. (2016, 21 July). Webinar: Perspectives on children’s contact with their parents. Melbourne: University of Melbourne and Australian Catholic University.
Click here to access the associated PDF file of the presentation.

Associated Publications

Bullen, T., Taplin, S., & Barry, E. (2015). Supporting quality contact visits for children in out-of-home care. Research to Practice Series, Issue 10. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Relevant Staff Publications

Humphreys, C., & Kiraly, M. (2011). High-frequency family contact: A road to nowhere for infants. Child and Family Social Work, 16(1), 1-11.

Humphreys, C., & Kiraly, M. (2009). Baby on Board: Report of the Infant in Care and Family Contact Research Project. Melbourne: Alfred Felton Research Program, University of Melbourne.

Kiraly, M., & Humphreys, C. (2013). A tangled web: parental contact with children in kinship care. Child & Family Social Work. doi: 10.1111/cfs.12060.

Kiraly, M., & Humphreys, C. (2013). Family Contact for Children in Kinship Care: A Literature Review. Australian Social Work, 66(3), 358-374.

Taplin, S. & Mattick, R.P. (2014). Supervised contact visits: results from a study of women in drug treatment with children in care. Children and Youth Services Review. 39, 65-72.

Media

Institute of Child Protection Studies. (2013, 3 July). Half-million dollar ARC grant for ACU's Institute for Child Protection Studies [Media Release]. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.