Jeffrey Waid & Armeda Stevenson Wojciak - Children and Youth Services Review8 Mar 2019
To explore the viability of positive youth development for youth in care, this observational study investigated whether participation in a summer camp-based reunification program for siblings separated by foster care in the US and Australia called Camp To Belong influenced youth resilience, a critical protective mechanism for maltreated youth.
Sharynne Hamilton, Deborah Cleland, Valerie Braithwaite - Community Development Journal6 Mar 2019
Drawing on in-depth interviews with fifteen community workers, who represent nine agencies assisting families with child protection issues in a small jurisdiction in Australia, the authors of this article show how the stigma attached to ‘bad’ parents is passed on to the community workers who are supporting them.
Michael Tarren-Sweeney - Developmental Child Welfare27 Feb 2019
The present article reports findings of a narrative review of self- and carer-report mental health data that addressed the research question: Do adolescents who reside in statutory out-of-home care (OOHC) systematically underreport their mental health difficulties in population studies?
"Indigenous newborns and babies less than one year old [in Western Australia] are being removed from their parents and placed into out-of-home care at increased rates," according to this article from the Guardian.
Brooke Greenwood, Julia Mansour, Celia Winnett - Alternative Law Journal18 Jan 2019
This article outlines the arguments made in recent litigation undertaken by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) on behalf of young people who requested access to legal audits conducted on their files by the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Family and Community Services (FACS).
Rosemary Sheehan - Child & Family Social Work15 Jan 2019
This systematic literature review examines how the construct of cumulative harm is understood and operationalized within current Australian child protection legislation, policy, and practice and situates this within an international context.
Emily Keddell, Ian Hyslop - Child & Family Social Work15 Jan 2019
Indigenous children have a long history of overrepresentation in child protection systems. This exploratory, mixed methods study examined practitioner perceptions of risk in response to client ethnic group.