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Submissions from 2018

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Sticking with us through it all: the importance of trustworthy relationships for children and young people in residential care [accepted manuscript], Tim Moore, Morag Mcarthur Dr, Jodi Death, Clare Tilbury, and Steven Roche

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More a marathon than a hurdle: towards children’s informed consent in a study on safety [accepted manuscript], Tim Moore, Morag Mcarthur Dr, and Debbie Noble-Carr

Submissions from 2017

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Conceptualisations of youth homelessness and the role of the family, Justin Barker

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Economic predictors of child maltreatment in an Australian population-based birth cohort, James C. Doidge, Daryl J. Higgins, Paul Delfabbro, Ben Edwards, Suzanne Vassallo, John W. Toumbourou, and Leonie Segal

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Risk factors for child maltreatment in an Australian population-based birth cohort, James C. Doidge, Daryl J. Higgins, Paul Delfabbro, and Leonie Segal

Protecting children from abuse in organisations needs leadership and cultural change, Daryl J. Higgins

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Protection through participation: Involving children in child-safe organisations, Tim Moore

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'You feel it in your body': How Australian children and young people think about and experience feeling and being safe, Tim Moore and Morag McArthur

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Safe and Sound: Creating safe residential care services for children and young people, Tim Moore, Morag Mcarthur Dr, and Steven Roche

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Foster and kinship carer recruitment and retention: Encouraging and sustaining quality care to improve outcomes for children and young people in care, Giovanna Richmond and Morag McArthur Dr

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Youth homelessness and its relationship with family conflict: Models for policy and practice, Steven Roche and Justin Barker

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Help-seeking needs and gaps for preventing child sexual abuse: a report for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Vicky Saunders and Morag McArthur Dr

Barriers to formal and informal supports for refugee families in Australia, Vicky Saunders, Steven Roche, Morag McArthur Dr, and Erin Barry

Improving formal service responses for refugee families in Australia, Vicky Saunders, Steven Roche, Morag McArthur Dr, and Erin Barry

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Recruiting and retaining foster carers, Lorraine Thomson, Morag Mcarthur Dr, and Erin Barry

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Is it 'fair'? Representation of children, young people and parents in an adversarial court system, Lorraine Thomson, Morag McArthur, and Peter Camilleri

Submissions from 2016

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A habitus of instability: Youth homelessness and instability, Justin David Barker

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How can child welfare and youth-serving organisations keep children safe?, Daryl J. Higgins, Keith Kaufman, and Marcus Erooga

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Prescription opioid analgesics for pain management in Australia: 20 years of dispensing, M. M. Islam, I. S. McRae, S. Mazumdar, Stephanie Taplin, and R. McKetin

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Our Safety Counts: Key Findings from the Australian Survey of Kids and Young People Help-seeking and institutional responses to safety concerns, Tim Moore, Morag Mcarthur Dr, Erin Barry, Steven Roche, and Jessica Anne Heerde

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Our Safety Counts: Key Findings from the Australian Survey of Kids and Young People Perceptions of interpersonal safety and characteristics of safe institutions, Tim Moore, Morag Mcarthur Dr, Erin Barry, Steven Roche, and Jessica Anne Heerde

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Our safety counts: Children and young people’s perceptions of safety and institutional responses to their safety concerns, Tim Moore, Morag McArthur Dr, Jessica Anne Heerde, Steven Roche, and Patrick O'Leary

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Safe and Sound: Exploring the safety of young people in residential care, Tim Moore, Morag Mcarthur, Steven Roche, Jodi Death, and Clare Tilbury

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Changing things for the better: The use of children and young people's reference groups in social research, Tim Moore, Debbie Noble-Carr, and Morag McArthur

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Supporting refugee families in Australia, Vicky Saunders, Morag Mcarthur Dr, Steven Roche, and Erin Barry

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Public health models for preventing child maltreatment: Applications from the field of injury prevention, Debbie Scott, Bob Lonne, and Daryl Higgins

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Literature review: Foster carer attraction, recruitment, support and retention, Lorraine Thomson, Morag Mcarthur Dr, and Elizabeth Watt

Submissions from 2015

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Helpful relationships with service users: Linking social capital, Justin Barker and Lorraine Thomson

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The importance of a ‘Human Connection’: helpful relationships with service users and linking social capital, Justin Barker, Lorraine Thomson, and Erin Barry

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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, Tracey Bullen, John Rosenberg, Bradley Smith, and Kate Maher

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Supporting quality contact visits for children in out-of-home care, Tracey Bullen, Stephanie Taplin, and Erin Barry

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Research with children of prisoners: Methodological considerations for bringing youth in from the margins, Catherine Flynn and Vicky Saunders

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Long-term outcomes of risk-reducing surgery in unaffected women at increased familial risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer, Louise Heiniger, Phyllis N Butow, John Coll, Tracey Bullen, Judy Wilson, Brandi Baylock, Bettina Meiser, and Melanie Price

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A public health approach to enhancing safe and supportive family environments for children, Daryl J. Higgins

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Not everything is imaginary: children’s conceptualisations of interpersonal safety, Tim Moore, Morag McArthur Dr, and Erin Barry

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Keeping them in mind, Timothy Moore

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Conceptualising the prevention of child sexual abuse, Antonia Quadara, Vicky Nagy, Daryl Higgins, and Natalie Siegel

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The salvaging of identities among homeless men : Reflections for social work, Steven Roche

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Supporting family caregivers with palliative symptom management: A qualitative analysis of the provision of an emergency medication kit in the home setting, John Rosenberg, Tracey Bullen, and Kate Maher

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Refugee communities intercultural dialogue: Building relationships, building communities, Vicky Saunders, Steven Roche, Morag McArthur, Fiona Arney, and Tahereh Ziaian

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Not seen and not heard: Ethical considerations of research with children of prisoners, Victoria Saunders, Morag McArthur, and Tim Moore

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KContact, an enhanced intervention for contact between children in out-of-home care and their parents : Protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial, Stephanie Taplin, Tracey Bullen, Morag McArthur, Catherine Humphreys, Margaret Kertesz, and Timothy Dobbins

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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, Stephanie Taplin and Richard Mattick

Submissions from 2014

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Alone together: The strategies of autonomy and relatedness in the lives of homeless youth, Justin Barker

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Contemporary issues in child protection intake, referral and family support, Leah Bromfield, Fiona Arney, and Daryl Higgins

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The Stronger Families in Australia (SFIA) study: Phase 2, Ben Edwards, Killian Mullan, Lian Katz, and Daryl Higgins

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Complex family issues: Collective awareness, common narratives and coordinated approaches to promoting resilience, Alan Hayes and Daryl Higgins

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Weaving a common narrative: An introduction to essays on families, policy and the law in Australia, Alan Hayes and Daryl Higgins

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Past adoption practices: Implications for current interventions, Daryl Higgins

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Reform, (r)evolution and lingering Effects: Family policies in Australia, Daryl J. Higgins

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Past adoption practices: Key messages for service delivery responses and current policies, Pauline Kenny and Daryl Higgins

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Getting more bang for your buck : What works best in professional development in the child, youth and family workforce, Morag McArthur and Bronwyn Thomson

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If only I, they, we had done things differently: Young people talk about school difficulties and crime, Timothy Moore and Morag McArthur

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Improving practice: The importance of connections in establishing positive identity and meaning in the lives of vulnerable young people, Debbie Noble-Carr, Justin Barker, Morag McArthur, and Elise Woodman

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Delirium in advanced cancer: Screening for the incidence on admission to an inpatient hospice unit, Sue Rainsford, John Rosenburg, and Tracey Bullen

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Supervised contact visits : Results from a study of women in drug treatment with children in care, Stephanie Taplin and Richard Mattick

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Identifying alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy: outcomes for women, their partners and their children, Stephanie Taplin, Giovanna Richmond, and Morag McArthur Dr

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Program evaluation in a cross-cultural context: Action research, program logic and youth justice in Thailand, Matthew Willis and Adam Tomison

Submissions from 2013

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Negative cultural capital and homeless young people, Justin Barker

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Needs or deeds? Child protection and youth justice in the Australian Capital Territory, P. Camilleri, L. Thompson, and M. McArthur

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Past Adoption Experiences: Impacts, Insights and Implications for Policy and Practice, Pauline Kenny, Daryl J. Higgins, Reem Sweid, and Carol Soloff

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Past adoption experiences: Impacts, insights and implications for policy and practice, Pauline Kenny, Daryl Higgins, Reem Sweid, and Carol Soloff

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Jumping through hoops - the cost of compliance on sole parents, Morag McArthur, Lorraine Thomson, and Gail Winkworth

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Powerful evidence: Changing policy and practice through research, Morag McArthur and Gail Winkworth

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The hopes and dreams of Australian young mothers in receipt of income support, Morag McArthur and Gail Winkworth

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Young people talk about transitioning from youth detention to the community: Making good, Tim Moore, Morag McArthur, and Victoria Saunders

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Me, myself and I: Identity and meaning in the lives of vulnerable young people, Debbie Noble-Carr, Justin Barker, and Morag McArthur

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Multi-type maltreatment and polyvictimisation: A comparison of two research frameworks, Rhys Price-Robertson, Daryl J. Higgins, and Suzanne Vassallo

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Organised crime and public sector corruption: a crime scripts analysis of tactical displacement risks, Elizabeth Rowe, Tabor Akman, Russell Smith, and Adam Tomison

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Getting it right: Research with refugee- background children and young people, Vicki Saunders and morag Mcarthur Dr

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Children of prisoners: Exploring the needs of children and young people who have a parent incarcerated in the ACT, Vicky Saunders and Morag McArthur

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Mothers in methadone treatment and their involvement with the child protection system: a replication and extension study, Stephanie Taplin and Richard Mattick

Submissions from 2012

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Social capital, homeless young people and the family, Justin Barker

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Families make all the difference: Helping kids to grow and learn, Jennifer Baxter, Daryl J. Higgins, and Alan Hayes

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Vulnerable Families' Use of Services: Getting What They Need, Kate Ann Butler, Morag McArthur, Lorraine Thomson, and Gail Winkworth

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Child abuse and neglect in Australia's Northern Territory: The Northern Territory Emergency Response, Daryl Higgins and Debbie Scott

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Supported Playgroups and Parent Groups Initiative (SPPI) outcomes evaluation, Morag McArthur and Kate Butler

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National analysis of workforce trends in statutory child protection, Morag McArthur and Lorraine Thomson

Submissions from 2011

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More than just me: Supporting fathers who are homeless, Justin Barker, Violet Kolar, Shelley Mallett, Morag McArthur, and Victoria Saunders

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Protecting children: Evolving systems, Daryl Higgins

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Unfit mothers... Unjust practices?: Key issues from Australian research on the impact of past adoption practices, Daryl J. Higgins

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How relevant is the role of values in child protection practice? A National survey of statutory child protection staff 2009: preliminary findings, Morag McArthur, Valerie Braithwaite, Gail Winkworth, Fran Wilson, Stella Conroy, Brownwyn Thompson, Mary Ivec, Nathan Harris, and Monika Reinhart

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ARC Discovery Grant Project: Challenges, possibilities and future directions : A national assessment of Australia's children's courts. ACT Report, Morag McArthur, Peter Camilleri, and Lorraine Thomson

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Families' views on a coordinated family support service, Morag McArthur and Lorraine Thomson

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Evaluation of the supporting children after separation program post separation cooperative parenting programs, Morag McArthur, Lorraine Thomson, Merrilyn Woodward, Justin Barker, Megan Layton, and Gail Winkworth

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'Good for kids' :Children who have been homeless talk about school, Tim Moore and Morag McArthur

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Lessons learned from children who have experienced homelessness: What services need to know, Tim Moore, Morag McArthur, and Debbie Noble-Carr

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Family Drug Courts: An option for the Australian Child Protection System, Stephanie Taplin and Richard Mattick

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Integrated family support project outcome evaluation, Lorraine Thomson, Morag McArthur, Kate Ann Butler, and Bronwyn Thomson

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Australia's children 'safe and well'? Collaborating with purpose across Commonwealth family relationship and state child protection systems, Gail Winkworth and Michael White

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Australia's Children ‘Safe and Well’? Collaborating with Purpose Across Commonwealth Family Relationship and State Child Protection Systems, Gail Winkworth and Michael White

Submissions from 2010

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Experiences and aspirations of younger mothers, Kate Butler, Gail Winkworth, Morag McArthur, and Judith Smyth

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Who cares? Young people with parents who use alcohol or other drugs talk about their experiences with services, Tim Moore, Debbie Noble-Carr, and Morag McArthur

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Championing Choice - Lessons Learned from Children and Young People About Research and Their Involvement, Tim Moore, Vicky Saunders, and Morag McArthur

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Exploring the needs and supports of young adult carers living in the ACT, Vicky Sanders, Tim Moore, and Morag McArthur

Submissions from 2009

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Getting what we need: families' experiences of services, Morag McArthur, Lorraine Thomson, Gail Winkworth, and Kate Butler

Attendance, achievement and participation: Young carers' experiences of school in Australia, Timothy Peter Moore, Morag McArthur, and R. Morrow

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Who’s in our family? An application of the theory of family boundary ambiguity to the experiences of former foster carers, Lorraine Thomson and Morag Mcarthur Dr

Working in the Grey - increasing collaboration between services in Inner North Canberra: A Communities for children project, Gail Winkworth, Megan Layton, Morag McArthur, and Lorraine Thomson

Submissions from 2008

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Stuff you'd never think of: Children talk about homelessness and how they'd like to be supported, Morag Mcarthur Dr, Tim Moore, and Debbie Noble-Carr