Browse our list of peer-reviewed journal articles from the Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS).

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Higgins, D., Lawrence, D., Haslam, D., Mathews, B., Malacova, E., Erskine, H., Finkelhor, D., Pacella, R., Meinck, F., Thomas, H., & Scott, J. (2024). Prevalence of diverse genders and sexualities in Australia and associations with five forms of child maltreatment and multi-type maltreatment. Child maltreatment.

Higgins, D. J., & Hunt, G. (2024). Child, parent, and contextual factors associated with child protection system involvement and child maltreatment in the family: A rapid evidence review. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 147. DOI:10.1002/ajs4.306

Mathews, B., Finkelhor, D., Pacella, R., Scott, J. G., Higgins, D. J., Meinck, F., Erskine, H. E., Thomas, H. J., Lawrence, D., Malacova, E., Haslam, D. M. & Collin-Vézina,D. (2024). Child sexual abuse by different classes and types of perpetrator: Prevalence and trends from an Australian national survey, Child Abuse & Neglect, 147, 106562, ISSN 0145-2134,

O'Donnell, M., Burrow, S., Grose, M., Usher, R., Marriott, R.& Taplin, S. (2024). Child protection proceedings for infants: Analysis of court files to identify court outcomes and requirements for families in child protection safety plans. Children and Youth Services Review, 157, art. no. 107376. DOI:10.1016/j.childyouth.2023.107376

Trew, S. (2024). Made to feel different: Families perspectives on external responses to autism and the impacts on family well-being and relationships. National Autistic Society.


Gonzalez, C., Morawska, A., Higgins, D.J. & Haslam, D.M. (2023). Psychometric properties of the parenting belief scale in a multi-country sample of parents from high-income countries, Child Abuse & Neglect. Vol. 147, January 2024, 106565.

Haslam, D. M., Lawrence, D. M., Mathews, B., Higgins, D. J., Hunt, A., Scott, J. G., Dunne, M. P., Erskine, H. E., Thomas, H. J., Finkelhor, D. et al. The Australian Child Maltreatment Study ( ACMS ), a national survey of the prevalence of child maltreatment and its correlates: methodology. Medical Journal of Australia. DOI: 10.5694/mja2.51869

Haslam, D.M., Malacova, E., Higgins, D., Meinck, F., Mathews, B., Thomas, H., Finkelhor, D., Havighurst, S., Pacella, R., Erskine, H., Scott, J. G. & Lawrence, D. (2023). The prevalence of corporal punishment in Australia: Findings from a nationally representative survey, Australian Journal of Social Issues.

Havighurst, S., Mathews, B., Doyle, F. L., Haslam, D. M., Andriessen, K., Cubillor, C., Dawe, S., Hawes, D., Leung, C., Mazzucchelli, T. G., Morawska, A., Whittle, S., Chainey, C., & Higgins, D. J. (2023). Corporal punishment of children in Australia: The evidence-based case for legislative reformAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

Higgins, D. J., Mathews, B., Pacella. R., Scott, J., Finkelhor, D., Meinck, F., Erskine, H., Thomas, H., Lawrence, D., Haslam, D., Malacova, E., & Dunne, M. (2023). The prevalence and nature of multi-type child maltreatment in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 218 (6 Suppl): S19-S25, DOI: 10.5694/mja2.51868

Lawrence, D. M., Hunt, A., Mathews, B., Haslam, D. M., Malacova, E., Dunne, M. P., Erskine, H. E., Higgins, D. J., Finkelhor, D., Pacella, R., et al. The association between child maltreatment and health risk behaviours and conditions throughout life in the Australian Child Maltreatment Study. Medical Journal of Australia. DOI: 10.5694/mja2.51877

Lima, F., Taplin, S., Maclean, M., O'Donnell, M.            (2023). Infants entering out-of-home care: Health, developmental needs and service provision. Child Abuse and Neglect, art. no. 106577. DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106577

O'Donnell, M., Lima, F., Maclean, M., Marriott, R., & Taplin, S. (2023). Infant and Pre-birth Involvement With Child Protection Across Australia. Child Maltreatment, 0(0).

Mathews, B., Meinck, F., Erskine, H. E., Tran, N; Lee, H., Kellard, K., Pacella, R., Scott, J., Finkelhor, D., Higgins, J. D. et al. (2023). Adaptation and validation of the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire-R2 for a national study of child maltreatment in Australia. Child Abuse & Neglect. DOI: 10.1016/J.CHIABU.2023.106093

Mathews, B., Pacella, R., Scott, J. G., Finkelhor, D., Meinck, F., Higgins, D. J., Erskine, H., Thomas, H., Lawrence, D., Haslam, D. M., Malacova, E., & Dunne, M. P. (2023). The prevalence of child maltreatment in Australia: findings from a national survey. Medical Journal of Australia, 218 (6 Suppl): S13-S18, DOI: 10.5694/mja2.51873

Pacella, R., Nation, A., Mathews, B., Scott, J. G., Higgins, D. J., Haslam, D. M., Dunne, M. P., Finkelhor, D., Meinck, F., Erskine, H. E. et al. (2023). Child maltreatment and health service use: findings of the Australian Child Maltreatment Study, Medical Journal of Australia. DOI: 10.5694/mja2.51892 DOI: 10.5694/mja2.51877

Mathews, B., Papalia, N., Napier, S., Malacova, E., Lawrence, D., Higgins, D. J., Thomas, H., Erskine, H., Meinck, F., Haslam, D., Scott, J. G., Finkelhor, D., & Pacella, R. (2023). Child maltreatment and criminal justice system involvement in Australia: Findings from a national survey. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 681. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.

Russell, R. H. & Higgins, D. J. (2023). Friends and safeguarding: Young people's views about safety and to whom they would share safety concerns. Child Abuse Review (32)3, Special Issue: Youthscapes: Friends and peers as avenues of support as well as harm. May/June 2023, e2825.

Scott, J. G., Malacova, E., Mathews, B., Haslam, D. M., Pacella, R., Higgins, D. J., Meinck, F., Dunne, M. P., Finkelhor, D., Erskine, H. E., et al. The association between child maltreatment and mental disorders in the Australian Child Maltreatment Study. Medical Journal of Australia. DOI: 10.5694/mja2.51870

Suomi, A., Bailey, M., Lucas, N., Dowling, N., & Delfabbro, P. (2023). "It's like you're not even there…": Gambling harm experienced by children of gambling parents. Children and Youth Services Review: 145.

Trew, S., Couch, J., Cox, J. & Cinque, V. (2023). “We Were Already in Lockdown”: Exploring the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia—Mental Health, Social Isolation, Abandonment, and Financial Precarity,Health & Social Care in the Community, vol. 2023, Article ID 6650961, 10 pages, 2023.


Doyle, F.L., Morawska, A., Higgins, D.J., Havighurst, S.S., Mazzucchelli, T.G., Toumbourou, J. W., Cobham, V.E., Middeldorp, C.M., Harnett, P. (2022). Policies are Needed to Increase the Reach and Impact of Evidence-Based Parenting Supports: A Call for a Population-Based Approach to Supporting Parents, Children, and Families. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

Graham, A., Canosa, A., Boyle, T., Moore, T., Taylor, N., Anderson, D. & Robinson, S. (2022). Promoting students’ safety and wellbeing: ethical practice in schoolsThe Australian Educational Researcher.

Higgins, D.J., Lonne, B., Herrenkohl, T.I., Klika, J.B., Scott, D. (2022). Core Components of Public Health Approaches to Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect. In: Krugman, R.D., Korbin, J.E. (eds) Handbook of Child Maltreatment. Child Maltreatment, vol 14. Springer, Cham.

Lonne, B., Herrenkohl, T.I., Higgins, D.J., Klika, J. B. & Scott, D. (2022). Issue editors, International Journal on Child Maltreatment, Special Issue on Public Health Approaches to Prevent Child Maltreatment.

Lonne, B., Herrenkohl, T.I., Higgins, D.J., & Scott, D. (2022). The Implications of Leveraging Administrative Data for Public Health Approaches to Protecting Children: Sleepwalking into Quicksand?International Journal on Child Maltreatment. DOI: 10.1007/s42448-022-00126-9

Mathews, B., MacMillan, H. L., Meinck, F., Finkelhor, D., Haslam, D., Tonmyr, L., Gonzalez, A., Afifi, T. O., Scott, J. G., Pacella, R. E., Higgins, D., Thomas, H., Collin-Vézina, D., & Walsh, K. (2022). The ethics of child maltreatment surveys in relation to participant distress: Implications of social science evidence, ethical guidelines, and law. Child Abuse & Neglect, 123, 105424.

Robinson, S., Graham, A., Canosa, A.,  Moore, T., Taylor, N. & Boyle, T. (2022) Ethical Practice in Disability Services: Views of Young People and Staff, Ethics and Social Welfare, DOI: 10.1080/17496535.2022.2072519

Russell, D.H., Stewart, J. & Higgins, D.J. (2022). Safeguarding in Church: Children and Young People’s Perceptions of Safety in Religious and Other Faith-Based Settings. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Skouteris, H., Green, R., Chung, A., Bergmeier, H., Amir, L. H., Baidwan, S. K., Chater, A. M., Chamberlain, C., Emond, R., Gibbons, K., Gooey, M., Hatzikiriakidis, K., Haycraft, E., Hills, A. P., Higgins, D. J., Hooper, O., Hunter, S.-A., Kappelides, P., Kleve, S. … Black, M. M. (2022). Nurturing children's development through healthy eating and active living: Time for policies to support effective interventions in the context of responsive emotional support and early learning. Health & Social Care in the Community, 00, 1– 11.

Suomi, A., Watson, N., & Butterworth, P. (2022). How many children are exposed to at-risk parental gambling in Australia? Results from a representative national sample. Addictive Behaviors. Vol. 130, 107305.

Taplin, S., Chalmers, J., Brown, J., Moore, T., Graham, A., McArthur, M. (2022). How do Research Ethics Committee Members Respond to Hypothetical Studies with Children? Results from the MESSI Study. Journal on Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics.

Woodman, E., Roche, S., & McArthur, M. (2022). Children's participation in child protection—How do practitioners understand children's participation in practice?Child and Family Social Work,


Couch, J., Liddy, N. & McDougall, J. (2021). “Our voices aren’t in lockdown” – refugee young people, challenges, and innovation during COVID 19, Journal of Applied Youth Studies

Doyle, F. L., Morawska, A., Higgins, D. J., Havighurst, S. S., Mazzucchelli, T. G., Toumbourou, J., Middeldorp, C., Chainey, C., Cobham, V., Harnett, P., & Sanders, M. (2021, May 21). Policies Are Needed to Increase the Reach and Impact of Evidence-Based Parenting Supports. Epub ahead of print.

Herrenkohl, T., Scott, D., Higgins, D., Klika, B., & Lonne, B. (2021). How COVID-19 is placing vulnerable children at risk and why we need a different approach to child welfareChild Maltreatment, 26(1):9-16. doi:10.1177/1077559520963916

Mathews, B., MacMillan, H., Meinck, F., Finkelhor, D., Haslam, D., Tonmyr, L., Gonzalez, A., Afifi, T. O., Scott, J., Pacella, R. E., Higgins, D. J., Thomas, H., Collin-Vézina, D., & Walsh, K. (2021). The ethics of child maltreatment surveys in relation to participant distress: Implications of a review of social science evidence, ethical guidelines and law. Child Abuse & Neglect, 123, 105424.

Mathews, B., Pacella, R., Dunne, M., Scott, J., Finkelhor, D., Meinck, F., Higgins, D.J., Erskine, H., Thomas, H.J., Haslam, D., Tran, N., Le, H., Honey, N., Kellard, K., Lawrence, D. (2021). The Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS): protocol for a national survey of the prevalence of child abuse and neglect, associated mental disorders and physical health problems, and burden of disease. BMJ Open. 2021 May 11;11(5):e047074. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047074. PMID: 33980529

Russell, D. H., Trew, S., & Higgins, D. J. (2021). Vulnerable yet forgotten? A systematic review identifying the lack of evidence for effective suicide interventions for young people in contact with child protection systems. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

Suomi, A., Bolton, A., & Pasalich, D. (2021). The Prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Birth Parents in Child Protection Services: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse.

Suomi, A., Lucas, N., Dowling, N., & Delfabbro, P. (2021). Parental problem gambling and child wellbeing: Systematic review and synthesis of evidence, Addictive Behaviors,

Taplin, S., Lucas, N., Suomi, A., Humphreys, C., Kertesz, M. & McArthur, M. (2021). Parents’ supervised contact visits with their children in care: Factors associated with cancellations. Children and Youth Services Review, Volume 127, 106127. doi:


Moore, T., McArthur, M., Graham, A., Jenny Chalmers, Powell, M.A. & Taplin, S. (2020) Children and young people’s decision-making in social research about sensitive issues, Children's Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2020.1866749

Herrenkohl, T.I., Lonne, B., Higgins, D. & Scott, D. (2020). The Personal Security of Children Demands Bold System Reform. International Journal on Child Maltreatment.3, 9–17

Herrenkohl, T., Scott, D., Higgins, D., Klika, B., & Lonne, B. (2020). How COVID-19 is placing vulnerable children at risk and why we need a new approach to child welfare. Child Maltreatment.

Russell, D.H., Anderson, J.R., Riggs, D.W., Ullman, J., & Higgins, D.J. (2020). Gender diversity and safety climate perceptions in schools and other youth-serving organisations. Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 117, 105334.

Russell, D., & Higgins, D. (2020). Safeguarding capabilities in preventing child sexual abuse: A scale measuring knowledge, attitudes and skills applicable to all youth-serving sectors Child Maltreatment, 25(2), 233–242.

Russell, D., Higgins, D. & Posso, A. (2020). Preventing child sexual abuse: A systematic review of interventions and their efficacy in developing countries. Child Abuse & Neglect, ISSN: 0145-2134, Vol: 102, Page: 104395.

Suomi, A., Lucas, N., McArthur, M., Humphreys, C., Dobbins, T., & Taplin, S. (2020). Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) to Support Parental Contact for Children in Out-of-Home Care. Child Abuse & Neglect.


Harwin, J., Broadhurst, K., Cooper, C., & Taplin, S. (2019). Tensions and contradictions in family court innovation with high risk parents: The place of family drug treatment courts in contemporary family justice.International Journal of Drug Policy, DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.04.019

Lonne, B., Higgins, D., Herrenkohl, T., & Scott, D. (2019). Reconstructing the workforce within public health protective systems: Improving resilience, retention, service responsiveness and outcomes Child Abuse & Neglect

Moore, T., McArthur, M., & Death, J. (2019). Brutal Bullies and Protective Peers: How Young People Help or Hinder Each Other’s Safety in Residential Care, Residential Treatment for Children & Youth. DOI: 10.1080/0886571X.2019.1682487

Noble-Carr, D., Moore, T., & McArthur, M. (2019). Children's experiences and needs in relation to domestic and family violence: Findings from a meta-synthesis.  Child and Family Social Work, DOI: 10.1111/cfs.12645

Powell, M. A., Graham, A., McArthur, M., Moore, T., Chalmers, J., & Taplin, S. (2019). Children’s participation in research on sensitive topics: addressing concerns of decision-makers.  Children's Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2019.1639623

Russell, D., & Higgins, D. (2019). Safeguarding capabilities in preventing child sexual abuse: Exploratory factor analysis of a scale measuring safeguarding capabilities in youth-serving organizations workers.  Child Maltreatment. DOI:

Taplin, S., Chalmers, J., Hoban, B., McArthur, M., Moore, T., & Graham, A. (2019). Children in Social Research: Do Higher Payments Encourage Participation in Riskier Studies?Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 14(2), 126–140. DOI:


McArthur, M., Winkworth, G. (2018). Give Them a Break: How Stigma Impacts on Younger Mothers Accessing Early and Supportive Help in Australia.The British Journal of Social Work, 48(5), 1277–1295. DOI:

Moore, T. (2017). Children and young people's views on institutional safety: It's not just because we're little. Child Abuse & Neglect, 74, 73-85. DOI:

Moore, T., McArthur, M., Death, J., Tilbury, C., & Roche, S. (2018). Sticking with us through it all: The importance of trustworthy relationships for children and young people in residential care. Children and Youth Services Review, 84, 68-75. DOI:

Powell, M. A., McArthur, M., Chalmers, J., Graham, A., Moore, T., Spriggs, M., & Taplin, S. (2018). Sensitive topics in social research involving children.International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 21(6), 647-660, DOI:

Pridmore, W., Levy, M. H., & McArthur, M., (2017). Slipping through the cracks: Examining the realities of a child-friendly prison system. Children and Youth Services Review, 83, 226-231. DOI:

Sanders, M., Higgins, D., & Ronald, P., (2018). A population approach to the prevention of child maltreatment: Rationale and implications for research, policy and practice.Family Matters, 100, 62-70. Available online:;dn=765584280626723;res=IELFSC

Saunders, V., & McArthur, M. (2018). Representing Children of Prisoners in the Public Domain: Comparing Children’s Views and Policy Documents.Australian Social Work, DOI:

Woodman, E., Roche, S., McArthur, M., & Moore, T., (2018). Child protection practitioners: Including children in decision making. Child & Family Social Work, 23(3). DOI:


Moore, T., & McArthur, M. (2017). 'You Feel It in Your Body': How Australian children and young people think about and experience feeling and being safe. Children & Society, 31(3), 206-218.

Moore, T., McArthur, M., Death, J., Tilbury, C., & Roche, S. (2017). Young people's views on safety and preventing abuse and harm in residential care: "It's got to be better than home". Children and Youth Services Review.

Moore, T., McArthur, M., & Noble-Carr, D. (2017). More a marathon than a hurdle: Towards children's informed consent in a study on safety. Qualitative Research.

Noble-Carr, D., & Woodman, E. (2017). Considering identity and meaning constructions for vulnerable young people. Journal of Adolescent Research.

Roche, S. (2017). Child protection and maltreatment in the Philippines: A systematic review of the literature. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, 4(1), 104-128.

Roche, S., Barker, J., & McArthur, M. (2017). 'Performing' fathering while homeless: Utilising a critical social work perspective. The British Journal of Social Work.

Roche, S., & Noble-Carr, D. (2017). Agency and its Constraints among Biological Children of Foster Carers. Australian Social Work, 70(1), 66-77.

Saunders, V. (2017). Children of prisoners - children's decision-making about contact. Child & Family Social Work, 22(S2), 63-72.

Taplin, S. (2017). Prenatal reporting to child protection: Characteristics and service responses in one Australian jurisdiction. Child Abuse & Neglect, 65, 68-76.

Thomson, L., McArthur, M., & Camilleri, P. (2017). Is it 'fair'? Representation of children, young people and parents in an adversarial court system. Child and Family Social Work, 22(S2), 23-32.


Barker, J. (2016). A habitus of instability: youth homelessness and instability. Journal of Youth Studies, 19(5), 665-683.

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.

Islam, Mofizul M., McRae, I., Mazumdar, S., Taplin, S., & McKetin, R. (2016). Prescription opioid analgesics for pain management in Australia: twenty years of dispensing. Internal Medicine Journal, 46(8), 955-963.

McArthur, M., & Winkworth, G. (2016). What do we know about the social networks of single parents who do not use supportive services? Child and Family Social Work.

Moore, T., Noble-Carr, D., & McArthur, M. (2016). Changing things for the better: The use of children and young people's reference groups in social research. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 19(2), 241-256.


Barker, J., & Thomson, L. (2015). Helpful relationships with service users: Linking social capital. Australian Social Work, 68(1), 130 - 145.

Bullen, T., Rosenberg, J. P., Smith, B., & Maher, K. (2015). The Use of Emergency Medication Kits in Community Palliative Care An Exploratory Survey of Views of Current Practice in Australian Home-Based Palliative Care Services. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 32(6), 581-587.

Heiniger, L., Butow, P., Coll, J., Bullen, T., Wilson, J., Baylock, B., Meiser, B., Price, M. (2015). Long-term outcomes of risk-reducing surgery in unaffected women at increased familial risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer. Familial Cancer, 14(1), 105-115.

Rainsford, S., Bullen, T. & Rosenberg, J.P. (2015). Challenges of recruiting hospice patients with advanced cancer to research: experience from a delirium screening study. Progress in Palliative Care, 23(1), 24-28.

Roche, S. (2015). The Salvaging of Identities among Homeless Men: Reflections for Social Work. Australian Social Work, 68(2), 228-243.

Rosenberg, J.P., Bullen, T., & Maher, K. (2015). Supporting family caregivers with palliative symptom management: a qualitative analysis of the provision of an emergency medication kit in the home setting. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 32(5), 484-489.

Saunders, V., McArthur, M,. & Moore, T. (2015). Not Seen and Not Heard: Ethical Considerations of Research with Children of Prisoners. Children of Prisoners, Special Issue of Law in Context, 32, 108 – 125.

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.


Barker, J. (2014). Alone together: The strategies of autonomy and relatedness in the lives of homeless youth. Journal of Youth Studies, 17(6), 763-777.

Bullen, T., Maher, K., Rosenberg, J.P., & Smith, B. (2014). Establishing research in a palliative care clinical setting: Perceived barriers and implemented strategies. Applied Nursing Research, 27(1), 78-83.

McArthur, M., & Faragher, R. (2014). Children in Families with Complex Needs. International Public Health Journal, 6(2), 199-211.

McArthur, M., & Thomson, B. (2014). Getting more bang for your buck: What works best in professional development in the child, youth and family workforce. Developing Practice, 39, July, 42 -55.

Moore, T., & McArthur, M. (2014). If only I, they, we had done things differently: Young people talk about school difficulties and crime. Children and Youth Services Review, 44, 249-255.

Noble-Carr, D., Barker, J., McArthur, M., & Woodman, E. (2014). Improving practice: The importance of connections in establishing positive identity and meaning in the lives of vulnerable young people. Children and Youth Services Review, 47(3), 389-396.

Rainsford, S., Rosenberg, J., & Bullen, T. (2014). Delirium in Advanced Cancer: Screening for the Incidence on Admission to an Inpatient Hospice Unit. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 17(9), 1045 - 1048.

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.

Willis, M., & Tomison, A. (2014). Program evaluation in a cross-cultural context: Action research, program logic and youth justice in Thailand. Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts. Special Issue: Evaluation. 14, 128-143.


Barker, J. (2013). Negative cultural capital and homeless young people. Journal of Youth Studies, 16(3), 358-374.

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.

McArthur, M., Thomson, L., & Winkworth, G. (2013). Jumping through hoops - the cost of compliance on sole parents. Child & Family Social Work, 18(2), 159-167.

McArthur, M., & Winkworth, G. (2013). Powerful evidence: Changing policy and practice through research. Developing Practice: The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal, 35, 41-53.

McArthur, M. & Winkworth, G. (2013). The hopes and dreams of Australian young mothers in receipt of income support. Communities, Children and Families Australia, 7(1), 47-62.

Moore, T., McArthur, M., & Saunders, V. (2013). Young People Talk about Transitioning from Youth Detention to the Community: Making Good. Australian Social Work, 66(3), 328-343.

Rowe, E., Akman, T., Smith, R., & Tomison, A. (2013). Organised crime and public sector corruption: A crime scripts analysis of tactical displacement risks. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice, no. 444. Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.

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.


Barker, J. (2012). Social capital, homeless young people and the family. Journal of Youth Studies, 15(6), 730-743.

Butler, K., McArthur, M., Thomson, L., & Winkworth, G. (2012). Vulnerable Families' Use of Services: Getting What They Need. Australian Social Work, 65(4), 575-581.


McArthur, M., & Thomson, L. (2011). Families' views on a coordinated family support service. Family Matters, 89.

Moore, T., & McArthur, M. (2011). "Good for Kids": Children who have been homeless talk about school. Australian Journal of Education, 55(2), 147-160.

Moore, T., McArthur, M., & Noble-Carr, D. (2011). Different but the same? Exploring the experiences of young people caring for a parent with an alcohol or other drug issue. Journal of Youth Studies, 14(2), 161-177.

Moore, T., McArthur, M., & Noble-Carr, D. (2011). Lessons learned from children who have experienced homelessness: What services need to know. Children and Society, 25(2), 115-126.

Moore, T., Saunders, V., & McArthur, M. (2011). Championing Choice - Lessons Learned from Children and Young People About Research and Their Involvement. Child Indicators Research, 4(2), 249-267.

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.


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.

Moore, T., Noble-Carr, D., & McArthur, M. (2010). Who Cares? Young people with parents who use alcohol or other drugs talk about their experiences with services. Family Matters, 85.

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., McArthur, M., Layton, M., Thomson, L., & Wilson, F. (2010). Opportunities Lost - Why Some Parents of Young Children Are Not Well-Connected to the Service Systems Designed to Assist Them. Australian Social Work, 63(4).

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