11 November 2019
How grandmother saved her two grandkids from being poisoned by daughter-in-law
Prof Daryl Higgins offers his view to 9News on the challenges of treating the rare condition Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSbP). His perspective focuses on the challenges of dealing with MSbP in Australia's courts system, and how the main focus of investigators is to remove a maltreated child from harm.
29 May 2019
Preventing another Stolen Generation in Australia: Crucial lessons from history are being ignored
Article in the Asia and the Pacific Policy Society Forum on research by ACU Associate Professor Stephanie Taplin, and colleagues Melissa O'Donnell and Rhonda Marriott.
1 May 2019
Free professional development to support those working with complex family situations
Article in The Sector promoting the Keeping Kids Central online training program which aims to improve the capacity of practitioners to engage with children and young people who have been exposed to family violence.
New online child safety resources deal with family violence
Article in Education Today promoting Keeping Kids Central online modules with practice tools and resources to help build skills that help engage children and young people.
17 April 2019
Crisis in accommodation for homeless young people under the age of 16 in ACT
Dr Debbie Noble-Carr, formerly a Research Fellow at Australian Catholic University, speaks to ABC journalist Tahlia Roy about homeless children in the ACT being forced to seek to unstable alternative shelters.
12 March 2019
First national study of child maltreatment
The Institute of Child Protection Studies is part of an international consortium of researchers who have been granted $2.3 million to study the prevalence and effects of child maltreatment. The comprehensive study will survey 10,000 Australians on the prevalence of the health and economic burden of child maltreatment, including: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and exposure to domestic violence. The five-year study, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, is the first ever to examine the health outcomes and burden of disease caused by child maltreatment.
5 March 2020
Researchers call for urgent action to prevent further intergenerational trauma
The Sector reported on a study confirming that Aboriginal children are now 10 times more likely than non-Aboriginal children to be placed in out-of-home care. The researchers call for urgent action to prevent further intergenerational trauma. This research was a collaboration with Murdoch University and the Institute of Child Protection Studies at the Australian Catholic University.
1 March 2019
Spike in Aboriginal child removals spark call for action
ACU news item on a study that confirms that Aboriginal children are 10 times more likely than non-Aboriginal children to be placed in out-of-home care has prompted an urgent call for action to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma. Associate Professor Stephanie Taplin from ACU’s Institute of Child Protection Studies was a co-author on the study published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect.
1 March 2020
Spike in Aboriginal child removals sparks call for action
Mirage News reported on research that confirmed that Aboriginal children were still being removed in high numbers, with some people referring to this removal as another Stolen Generation. Research was led by Professor Fiona Stanley, Dr Melissa O’Donnell, Professor Rhonda Marriott, and Associate Professor Stephanie Taplin.
25 February 2020
Indigenous babies being removed from parents at rising rates, study finds
The Guardian reported on study conducted by Associate Profession Stephanie Taplin and colleagues on Indigenous babies being removed from parents at rising rates.
27 February 2020
Rising rate of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care
National Indigenous Times article on new research that has confirmed that Aboriginal children are 10 times more likely than non-Aboriginal children to be placed in out-of-home care, fuelling the cycle of intergenerational trauma.