Publications: Child Protection and Foster Care

2016:

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.

Dawe, S., Taplin, S., & Mattick, R. (2016). Psychometric Investigation of the Brief Child Abuse Potential Inventory in Mothers on Opioid Substitution Therapy. Journal of Family Violence.

Moore, T., & McArthur, M. (2016). 'You Feel It in Your Body': How Australian children and young people think about and experience feeling and being safe. Children & Society.

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.

Roche, S., & Noble-Carr, D. (2016). Agency and its Constraints among Biological Children of Foster Carers. Australian Social Work.

2015:

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.

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., & Barry, E. (2015). Not Everything is Imaginary: Children's Conceptualisations of Interpersonal Safety. Research to Practice Series, Issue 11. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University.

Moore, T., McArthur, M., & Barry, E. (2015, 18 August). What do children and young people have to say about safety in institutions? [Opinion Article]. The Conversation.

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.

Noble-Carr, D., Farnham, J., Dean, C., & Barry, E. (2015). Needs and Experiences of Biological Children of Foster Carers. Research to Practice Series, Issue 8, January. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Taplin, S. (2015, 17 April). Adoption has a role in child protection, but it's no panacea [Opinion Article]. The Conversation.

Taplin, S., & Mattick, R.P. (2015). The nature and extent of child protection involvement amongst heroin–using mothers in treatment: high rates of reports, removals at birth and children in care. Drug & Alcohol Review, 34(1), 31 - 37.

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.

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:

McArthur, M. (2014, 29 October). Foster parents need more support to care for vulnerable children [Opinion Article]. The Conversation.

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.

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

Taplin, S., & Mattick, R.P. (2014). The nature and extent of child protection involvement amongst heroin–using mothers in treatment: high rates of reports, removals at birth and children in care. Drug & Alcohol Review. doi: 10.1111/dar.12165.

2013:

Camilleri, P., Thomson, L., & McArthur, M. (2013). Needs or deeds? Child protection and youth justice in the Australian Capital Territory. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 35(2), 193-206.

Camilleri, P., Thomson, L., & McArthur, M. (2013). The Childrens Court in the Australian Capital Territory. In R. Sheehan & A. Borowski (Eds.), Australia's Children's Courts Today and Tomorrow, 7, 9-26: Springer Netherlands.

Taplin, S., & Mattick, R. P. (2013). Mothers in methadone treatment and their involvement with the child protection system: A replication and extension study. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(8), 500-510.

Williams, E., & Tomison, A. (2013). Monitoring and evaluating community-based interventions for children and families in the Asia-Pacific region. In R. Srivastava, R. Seth, J. Van Niekerk (Eds.), Child abuse and neglect: challenges and opportunities, 159-72. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers: New Delhi.

2012:

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

2011:

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.

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.

Winkworth, G., & White, M. (2011). Australia's Children 'Safe and Well'? Collaboration with purpose across Commonwealth Family Relationship and State Child Protection Systems. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 70(1), 1 – 113.

2010:

McArthur, M. (2010). Child Abuse and Neglect and their underlying causes require multiple lenses with which to fully understand them. Communities, Children and Families Australia, 5(2), 3-5.

McArthur, M., Winkworth, G. (2010). Step by Step: Working Together to Increase the Safety and Life Chances of Children Whose Parents Misuse Substances. Communities, Children and Families Australia, 5(1), 46-59.

Thomson, L., & McArthur, M. (2010). Foster Carer Experiences of Leaving Foster Care in the Australian Capital Territory. Communities, Children and Families Australia, 5(2), 48-59.

Winkworth, G., & White, M. (2010). May Do, Should Do, Can Do: Collaboration between Commonwealth and State Service Systems for Vulnerable Children. Communities, Children and Families Australia, 5(1), 5-20.

2009:

Thomson, L., & McArthur, M. (2009). Who's in our family? An application of the theory of family boundary ambiguity to the experiences of former foster carers. Adoption and Fostering Journal, 33(1) 68-79.

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.

2008:

Zubrzycki, J., Thomson, L., & Trevithick, P. (2008). International Recruitment in Child Protection: The experiences of workers in the Australian Capital Territory.Communities, Children and Families Australia, 3(2), 30-38.

2007:

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.

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

Winkworth, G., & McArthur, M. (2007). Collaboration and Systems of Support for Vulnerable Children and Their Families: Improving the Interface between Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Interventions. Communities, Children and Families Australia, 3(1), 44-54.

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.

McArthur, M., Allen-Kelly, K., & Duggan, F. (2006). University-industry Partnerships - Keeping Child Protection Workers on the Job, Challenged and Happy. Communities, Children and Families Australia, 1(1), 24-32.

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

Winkworth, G., & McArthur, M. (2006). Being 'child centred' in child protection. What does it mean? Children Australia, 31(4).

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

2005:

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.

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.