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

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2020

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 welfareChild Maltreatment. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1077559520963916

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 organisationsChildren and Youth Services Review, Vol. 117, 105334. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105334

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. doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104395

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104708

2019

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

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: https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559519870253

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: https://doi.org/10.1177/1556264619826796

2018

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: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcx075

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: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.08.026

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: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.10.043

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: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13645579.2018.1462882

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: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.10.046

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: https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;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: https://doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2018.1492623

Woodman, E., Roche, S., McArthur, M., & Moore, T., (2018). Child protection practitioners: Including children in decision making.Child & Family Social Work, 23(3). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12439

2017

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.

2016

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.

2015

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.

2014

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.

2013

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.

2012

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.

2011

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.

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.

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).

Winkworth, G., McArthur, M., Layton, M., & Thomson, L. (2010). Someone to check in one me: Social capital, social support and vulnerable parents with very young children in the Australian Capital Territory. Child & Family Social Work, 15, 206-215.

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

Moore, T., McArthur, M., & Morrow, R. (2009). Attendance, Achievement and Participation: Young Carers' Experiences of School in Australia. The Australian Journal of Education, 53(1).

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., Healy, C., Woodward, M., & Camilleri, P. (2009). Community capacity building: Learning from the 2003 bushfires. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 24(2), 5-12.

Winkworth, G., & McArthur, M. (2009). A practice framework to guide screening and assessment in the Australia Family Relationship Centres and Advice Line. Child & Family Social Work,14(4), 410-419.

2008

Camilleri, P., & McArthur, M. (2008). Suicidal behaviour in prisons: Learning from Australian and international experiences. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 31(4), 297-307.

Moore, T., McArthur, M., & Noble-Carr, D. (2008). Little Voices and Big Ideas: Lessons Learned from Children about Research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 7(2), 77-91.

Moore, T., McArthur, M., & Noble-Carr, D. (2008). Stuff you'd never think of: Children talk about homelessness and how they'd like to be supported. Family Matters, 78.

Winkworth, G., & McArthur, M. (2008). Back to schools: human service workers increasing opportunities for early intervention and social inclusion from the school base. Children Australia, 33(4), 5-12.

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., & McArthur, M. (2007). We're all in it together: Supporting young carers and their families in Australia. Health and Social Care in the Community, 15(6), 561-568.

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

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., Zubrzycki, J., Rochester, A., & Thomson, L. (2006). 'Dad, Where are we Going to Live Now?' Exploring Fathers' Experiences of Homelessness. Australian Social Work, 59(3), 288-300.

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

2005

Winkworth, G., & McArthur, M. (2005). Breaking into Schools: Creating High Quality Human Services in Educational Contexts. Children Australia, 30(1).

 

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