Research reports

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2016:

Moore, T., McArthur., M., Heerde, J., Roche, S., & O'Leary, P. (2016). Our safety counts: Children and young people's perceptions of safety and institutional responses to their safety concerns. Melbourne: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University.

2015:

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.

Moore, T., McArthur, M., Noble-Carr, D., & Harcourt, D. (2015). Taking us seriously: children and young people talk about safety and institutional responses to their safety concerns. Melbourne: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University.

Saunders, V., Roche, S., McArthur, M., Arney, F., & Ziaian, T. (2015). Refugee Communities Intercultural Dialogue: Building Relationships, Building Communities. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Taplin, S., Richmond, G., McArthur, M. (2015). Identifying alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy: Outcomes for women, their partners and their children (PDF, 645KB). Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs.

2014:

Noble-Carr, D., Farnham, J., & Dean, C. (2014). Needs and Experiences of Biological Children of Foster Carers: A Scoping Study. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

2013:

Barker, J., Kolar, V., Mallett, S., & McArthur, M. (2013). What works for children experiencing homelessness and/or family/domestic violence? Part 1: Literature Synthesis. Melbourne: Hanover Welfare Services.

Kolar, V., Barker, J., Mallett, S., McArthur, M., & Nette, A. (2013). What works for children experiencing homelessness and/or family/domestic violence? An Abridged Report. Melbourne: Hanover Welfare Services.

Noble-Carr, D., Barker, J., & McArthur, M. (2013). Me, Myself and I: Identity and Meaning for Vulnerable Young People. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Richmond, G. (2013). Central Australia Cross Border Project. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Saunders, V., & McArthur, M. (2013). Children of Prisoners: Exploring the needs of children and young people who have a parent incarcerated in the ACT. Canberra: SHINE for Kids.

Thomson, L., McArthur, M. (2013). Detailed Evaluation Plan: Child, Youth and Family Services Program. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

2012:

Barker, J., Humphries, P., McArthur, M., & Thomson, L. (2012). Literature Review: Effective interventions for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Barker, J., Humphries, P., McArthur, M., & Thomson, L. (2012). Reconnect: Working with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

McArthur, M., & Thomson, L. (2012). National Analysis of Workforce Trends in Statutory Child Protection. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Saunders, V., McArthur, M., Moore, T., Inglis, A., & Golic, V. (2012). Getting it right: how best to engage refugee children and their parents in research about their Resettlement in Australia. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Thomson, L., McArthur, M., & Thomson, B. (2012). Supporting young people in education: Impact of changes to FTB A on young people and their families. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

2011:

Australian Children's Commissioners and Guardians & Noble-Carr, D. (2011). What Australian kids say about their world. Australian Children's Commissioners and Guardians.

Barker, J., Kolar, V., Mallett, S., McArthur, M., Saunders, V. (2011). More Than Just Me: Supporting Fathers who are Homeless. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Camilleri, P., McArthur, M., & Thomson, L. (2011). ARC Discovery Grant Project: Challenges, possibilities and future directions: A national assessment of Australia's Children's Courts. ACT Report. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Layton, M., & McArthur, M. (2011). Healthy Home Healthy Me: Review of the Northside Community Services 2011 Severe Domestic Squalor and Hoarding Pilot Project. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

McArthur, M., Conroy, S., & Wilson, F. (2011). How Relevant is the Role of Values in Child Protection Practice? A national survey of Statutory Child Protection Staff 2009. Occasional Paper. Canberra: Regulatory Institutions Network, ANU.

McArthur, M., Thomson, L., Woodward, M., Barker, J., Layton, M., & Winkworth, G. (2011). Evaluation of the Supporting Children After Separation Program and the Post Separation Cooperative Parenting Program. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Riley, J., & Thomson, L. (2011). Draft Evaluation Plan: First Point. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

2010:

Butler, K., McArthur, M., Winkworth, G., Thomson, B., & Crowe, R. (2010). Experiences and Aspirations of Younger Mothers. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Butler, K., White, M., Winkworth, G., & McArthur, M. (2010). Evaluation Framework: ACT Early Childhood Schools Initiative. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

McArthur, M., Butler, K., Grealy, C., & Olver, K. (2010). Supported Playgroups and Parent Groups (SPPI) Outcomes Evaluation. Urbis Social Policy Team. Victoria: Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Saunders, V., & Moore, T. (2010). Exploring the needs and supports of young adult carers living in the ACT. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Thomson, L., McArthur, M., Butler, K., & Thomson, B. (2010). Integrated Family Support Project Outcome Evaluation. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

2009:

Butler, K., McArthur, M., Winkworth, G., Saunders, V., Layton-Thompson, M., Conroy, S., Crowe, R., & Rollins, W. (2009). Getting what we need: Families' experiences of services. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Chesterton, P., & Butler, B. (2009). Evaluation of FaHCSIA Funded Clearinghouses. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Institute of Child Protection Studies. (2009). Separation and divorce: Researching with Children. Literature Review. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

McArthur, M., Conroy, S., & Butler, K. (2009). Connecting Canberra's Inner North - Final Evaluation of the North Canberra C4C Initiative. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Saunders, V., Moore, T., Butler, K., McArthur, M., & Orr, B. (2009). ACT Youth Services Program: Future Directions. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Winkworth, G., & Butler, K. (2009). A report on the progress of 'Protecting Australia's Children' Panel - a project to increase collaboration between ACT Housing, ACT Child Protection Services and ACT Community Service Providers. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Winkworth, G., & Healy, C. (2009). Victorian Community Linkages Project: Increasing collaboration between State and Commonwealth service systems to improve the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children in the Frankston-Mornington Peninsula and Wodonga. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Winkworth, G., & Layton-Thompson, M. (2009). Working in the Grey: Increasing Collaboration between services in Inner North Canberra – A Communities for Children Project. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

2008:

Butler, K. (2008). Mental Health Carers Peer Support Group Project Evaluation Report. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Lifeline Canberra, & Institute of Child Protection Studies. (2008). First Responders - Emerging Suicide Helpers (FRESH) Evaluation Report. Canberra: Lifeline Canberra.

Moore, T., McArthur, M., & Noble-Carr, D. (2008). Taking Little Steps: Research with Children - a Case Study. In Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) & NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People (NSWCCYP) (Eds.). Research with Children and Young People: A Compendium. Sydney: ARACY & NSWCCYP.

Moore, T., Saunders, V., & McArthur, M. (2008). Lost in transition: Young people's transitions from custody to the community. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Noble-Carr, D., Moore, T., & McArthur, M. (2008). Who Cares? Experiences of young people living with a family member who has an alcohol or other drug issue. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Saunders, V., McArthur, M., Thomson, L., & Woodward, M. (2008). Relationships Australia Counselling Program Evaluation. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Thomson, L., Butler, K., & McArthur, M. (2008). Centacare STEPS Program Evaluation Framework. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Winkworth, G., & McArthur, M. (2008). Murray Darling Basin Initiative Focused Literature Review. Canberra: Australian Government.

2007:

Camilleri, P., Healy, C., Macdonald, E., Nicholls, S., Sykes, J., Winkworth, G., & Woodward, M. (2007). Recovering from the 2003 Canberra bushfire: A work in progress. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Healy, C., McArthur, M., Smith, G., & Winkworth, G. (2007). Evaluation Framework: Australian Government Disaster Assistance Package. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

McArthur, M., & Evans, L. (2007). Student Support Services Evaluation Framework. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

McArthur, M., Bennett, B., & Saunders, V. (2007). What do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families living in the ACT need in a family support program? Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

McArthur, M., & Thompson, L. (2007). Evaluation Framework for 'A family-centred flexible intensive response model': Affirm. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Moore, T., Bennett, B., & McArthur, M. (2007). They've Gotta Listen: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People in Out Of Home Care. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Moore, T., & Morrow, R. (2007). Hopping off the Roundabout - Supporting Young Carers in Western Australia. Report of findings from the Young Carers Roundtable in 2007. WA: Carers WA.

Moore, T., Noble-Carr, D., McArthur, M. (2007). Finding Their Way Home: Children's Experiences of Homelessness. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Noble-Carr, D. (2007). Engaging Children in Research on Sensitive Issues. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Noble-Carr, D. (2007). The Experiences and Effects of Family Homelessness for Children. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Thomson, L., & McArthur, M. (2007). Experiences of Former Foster Carers. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Thomson, L., McArthur, M., Winkworth, G., Saunders, V., & Evans, L. (2007). Evaluation of 'Families Together' Program. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Winkworth, G. (2007). Disaster Recovery, a Review of the Literature. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

2006:

Crowe, R., Coburn, K., McArthur, M., Moore, T., Saunders, V., Thomson, L., & Winkworth, G. (2006). Vulnerable Children and Risk in the ACT. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Institute of Child Protection Studies. (2006). Review of the Youth Support Workers in Schools Initiative. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

McArthur, M., & Winkworth, G. (2006). Family Group Conferencing. Scoping Paper. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Moore, T., Morrow, R., McArthur, M., Noble-Carr, D., & Gray, J. (2006). Reading, Writing and Responsibility: Young Carers and Education. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Winkworth, G., Layton-Thompson, M., Noble-Carr, D., & McArthur, M. (2006). A report on the multidisciplinary approach to the delivery of student services: ACT Department of Education and Training. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Winkworth, G., & McArthur, M. (2006). Framework for Screening, Assessment and Referrals in Family Relationship Centres and the Family Relationship Advice Line. Canberra: Australian Government.

Winkworth, G., & McArthur, M. (2006). Principles for Child-Centred Practice: Timely, developmentally appropriate, participatory and collaborative. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

2005:

Institute of Child Protection Studies. (2005). Strengthening Families Partnership Approach in ACT Consultation. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Richmond, G., McArthur, M., & Winkworth, G. (2005). Workforce Planning in the ACT Care and Protection System. Issues Paper. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Saunders, V., McArthur, M., & Winkworth, G. (2005). Screening of People Working with Children and Young People. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Thomson, L., McArthur, M., Winkworth, G. (2005). Good Practice for Placement Planning. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Thomson, L., McArthur, M., & Winkworth, G. (2005). What works in residential care? A review of the literature. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Woodward, M., McArthur, M., & Winkworth, G. (2005). Evaluation of the Schools as Communities Program in the ACT. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.