23 November 2020
ACU’s Institute of Child Protection Studies part of new Global Safeguarding Alliance
ACU’s Institute of Child Protection Studies is part of a new Global Safeguarding Alliance (GSA) that will promote knowledge and worldwide exchange on safeguarding and the prevention of abuse of children, adolescents and other vulnerable people.
9 October 2020
ACU news item on kContact, a research project led by Associate Professor Stephanie Taplin, Institute for Child Protection Studies. The kContact research project helped improve supervised contact visits for about 45,000 children in out-of-home care and their birth parents.
23 September 2020
ACU news item on published paper which found that gender diverse youth feel significantly less safe at school than other students. But they trust adults to tackle sexual harassment and support them in risky situations.
23 September 2020
Education HG reported that gender diverse youths feel significantly less safe at school than other students but they trust adults to tackle sexual harassment and support them in risky situations. These findings were made by Douglas Russell, Daryl Higgins and co-authors in the paper 'Gender diversity and safety climate perceptions in schools and other youth-serving organisations' published in Children and Youth Services Review.
1 September 2020
CathNews reported on an open letter to the federal Government on behalf of the Parenting and Family Research Alliance. Professor Daryl Higgins joined professors John Toumbourou, Chair in Health Psychology at Deakin University, and Jan Nicholson, Director of the Judith Lumley Centre at La Trobe University, to point to the glaring gap in rebates for parenting programs that are effective at improving the mental health of their children and families.
31 August 2020
Catholic Leader reported on a letter to the editor of The Age by Professor Daryl Higgins and prominent health academics calling for an urgent change to Medicare rebates to help address mental health issues among children.
18 August 2020
Letter to the Editor of The Age by leading child protection expert Daryl Higgins and prominent health academics calling for an urgent Medicare rebate change to cover families seeking parenting advice to protect their children’s mental health.
24 February 2020
Virginia Trioli interview on ABC Radio Melbourne with Daryl Higgins Director of the Institute of Child Protection Studies; Penny Savidis, partner at Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers; and Professor Donald Palmer, State University of New York, Stony Brook. Discussion of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and whether recommendations are being applied.