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Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access  
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Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
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British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access  
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
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CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access  
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access  
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Family Process     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Family Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription  
FIVE : The Claremont Colleges Journal of Undergraduate Academic Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Aims and scope
    • PubDate: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:23:23 GMT
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Lonne, Bob
      PubDate: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:23:23 GMT
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Theory and research considerations in implementing the
           Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) Program
    • Abstract: Caruana, Theresa
      The Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) program is the second most frequently offered group parenting course in NSW, but the evidence of its effectiveness is still emerging. Initial research has shown some improvements for parents in reducing stress, increasing self-efficacy and parenting skills, and in promoting understanding of child behaviour. Its underlying theory is to promote a more secure attachment in the parent-child relationship, and evaluations of its initial, more intensive format have shown some findings supporting this. However, the COS-P version has an overall parent education focus rather than a role in assessing quality of attachment, and thus is more suited to preventing, rather than addressing, risks to children. This paper evaluates the research and theory behind COS-P, and discusses principles and outcomes of group parenting programs generally, to provide an evidence-informed approach to implementation.

      PubDate: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:23:23 GMT
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - "Listen to me": Exploring children's participation
           during child protection assessment
    • Abstract: Finan, Samantha; Salveron, Mary; Bromfield, Leah
      A mixed-methods pilot study was undertaken to (1) to gain insight into children's experiences using a children's rating tool and structured interview process, developed in this study; and (2) to determine the feasibility of conducting research with children aged 12 years and under at the assessment phase of the child protection process. Utilising structured interviews and an ageappropriate rating tool, six children (6-12 years) were interviewed during July 2013. While children's quantitative ratings of their worker and child protection experience were generally positive, further thematic analysis revealed mixed experiences. Salient results included: (1) Engagement and support, (2) Uncertainty surrounding worker and practice and (3) Importance of communication. Children were also generally positive about their participation in this study. Themes from this research affirm the importance of ensuring children's participation in child protection practice. Further research is required to understand and address the uncertainty children experience during the child protection assessment phase.

      PubDate: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:23:23 GMT
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Connection to culture by indigenous children and young
           people in out-of-home care in Australia
    • Abstract: McDowall, Joseph J
      Given the relatively large numbers of Indigenous children and young people in out-of-home care in Australia, and the fact that one third across the country are not placed according to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle, it is important to ensure that those in care maintain contact with their families and cultural community to satisfy their basic human rights, and to contribute to identity formation and lifelong support. To explore the extent to which this is happening at present, 296 Indigenous children and young people aged 10-18 years from all states and territories were surveyed to determine the strength of their connection to culture, and to identify mechanisms that might facilitate this connection, including the level of cultural support planning and contact with family members. Findings revealed that 31% did not feel connected to culture, while only 14% reported being aware of a personal cultural support plan, in spite of the possession of such a plan being a requirement of the National Standards in Out-of-Home Care introduced in 2011. Knowledge of family story was found to be a major factor in predicting strength of connection to culture, as were support from carers and frequency of contact with father. Contact with siblings was found to be negatively associated with connection to culture, possibly because of competing time interests; with limited free time, periods spent with siblings, which has a high priority in young persons' lives, is time not available for other pursuits. Based on these findings, it is argued that those responsible for Indigenous children and young people in out-of-home care must do more to ensure that these young people understand the long-term importance of being part of their culture and, if the young people wish, do everything possible to help them maintain that connection.

      PubDate: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:23:23 GMT
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Guidelines for contributors
    • PubDate: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:23:23 GMT
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Factors for restoration of children to their families
           after final care orders have been made
    • Abstract: Costa, Tracy
      Section 90 of the NSW Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 No 157 refers to an Application for rescission or variation of final Care Orders for children who have previously been removed from the family home and placed into permanent care. The Act provides specific criteria for considering the restoration of a child to their family. These criteria provided a framework to evaluate how well the current literature addressed the factors that impact on the outcomes for children after final Care Orders have been made. A key difference between children in temporary care and those under final Care Orders is the length of time they have been in care at the time of the application. This paper's analysis identified length of time in care, issues related to attachment between parent and child, parenting capacity, and placement stability as key factors for determining the suitability of restoring children to their families. Considerable literature referred to children in temporary care arrangements, highlighting a need for further research to specifically evaluate the short- and long-term impact when final Care Orders are varied or rescinded.

      PubDate: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:23:23 GMT
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - "Legal: But is it moral?": Newspaper discourses of
           asylum seeker and refugee children
    • Abstract: Shee, Ramona
      This paper outlines a thematic analysis of the competing discourses within the Australian print media regarding asylum seeker and refugee children. It examines how these discourses reflected and influenced community perceptions and policy development, and how care for children was juxtaposed with harsh border security policy. Data collection was undertaken by a key word search of the terms "asylum seeker*" OR refugee*, detention, child* during the period of 1/1/16-30/6/16 in the highest circulating newspapers in each Australian state and territory, plus one national paper. Descriptive quantitative data analysis was combined with qualitative thematic analysis. In total, 151 articles were analysed and five major discourses were identified. The dominant discourse found was border protection, the secondary discourse was found to be morality versus legality, the subversive discourse was dissenters, the latent discourse was "othering", while the emerging discourse was Europe as warning. The role of the print media in leading to children being released from mainland detention centres was also considered. While it was found that child asylum seekers elicited more compassion than adults, further research is required to confirm these findings.

      PubDate: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:23:23 GMT
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Reaching 'vulnerable' families through court-based
           referral projects: Professional accounts of two models in urban and
           regional New South Wales
    • Abstract: Gray, Rebecca; Calder-Hickey, Silvie; Bishop, Leona
      Changes to the Family Law Act (2006) triggered the establishment of Family Relationship Centres (FRCs) throughout Australia. Tasked with supporting the local community, these centres provide an entry point for people experiencing relationship distress, family dysfunction and parental separation. For the most part, centres provide referrals and direct services include case management, parenting seminars, and dispute resolution. While positioned as shopfronts in prominent community spaces to enable access, engaging potential clients requires initiative. One such initiative is the Court Referral model where professionals from the local FRC are situated at court, in this case Bathurst Local Court and Sydney Family Court. Findings indicated that these initiatives achieved intended outcomes, that being an increase in the engagement and retention of 'vulnerable' clients who would not otherwise have approached relationships services. Interestingly, respondents reported some unforeseen benefits in that court-based professionals and the e stakeholders noted reductions in court presentations for some clients. The aim of this paper is to describe the potential benefits of outreach referral officers in courts, and contribute to what is known about how professionals perceive the impact of these projects. Study limitations and research recommendations will also be provided.

      PubDate: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:23:23 GMT
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - Deliberative democracy or democratic dilemma?: The
           curious case of Australia's statutory parental leave policy
    • Abstract: McCurdy, Samone; Knell, Caroline
      At a macro level this paper explores gendered assumptions of work and care and their potential to be transformed or replicated in public consultations and corollary policymaking. Using enumerative content analysis, 349 public submissions from the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Paid Parental Leave (PPL) were reviewed. The first analysis located submissions within one of three main models of caregiving suggested in parental leave literature - exclusive mother care, shared care between parents, and the maternal primary carer/paternal secondary carer model. The second analysis utilised a simple word count technique, contrasting and comparing the words contributors used to describe caregiving responsibility and the need for a statutory leave policy. The results suggest a highly gendered paradigm of care was likely to be presented to the Inquiry. Exclusive care by the mother was the most frequent care model of caregiving forwarded by contributors. Paid Leave for the mother was positioned as the ideal policy focus, underscored by the traditional gender roles of mother as primary carer with support care from the father shaped around their paid work responsibility. Similarly, the word count analysis showed a distinctly maternal narrative of care for children. The authors assert this maternal lexicon was likely to have influenced the final policy model and reflect a highly gendered ideology of work and care that remains embedded in the Australian policy landscape. This secondary data analysis serves as a reminder for policy analysts to include interrogation of the policy making process and mechanisms in addition to policy design when undertaking contemporary policy analysis.

      PubDate: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 22:52:21 GMT
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Clare, Mike; Lonne, Bob
      PubDate: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 22:52:21 GMT
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - Aims and Scope
    • PubDate: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 22:52:21 GMT
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - Implementing a relationship education program for new
           parents in rural Australia
    • Abstract: Crisp, Beth R; Taket, Ann
      Baby Makes 3 is a couple's relationship education program for new parents that has previously been found to be successful in metropolitan Melbourne. However, programs developed in urban areas may face challenges when implemented in rural and regional Australia. This paper reports on research that evaluated the implementation of Baby Makes 3 in rural Victoria, drawing on semi-structured interviews with 15 service providers involved with the program in the Great South Coast Region. Despite some concerns about the receptivity of the community to a program focusing on gender equity, facilitators and parents were recruited across the region. However, adaptations to the original model developed in an urban context were required including consideration as to the number of facilitators to be recruited, smaller groups, and groups running less often where there are few children being born to new parents. The timing of groups may also need to take into account farming and sporting cultures in the region. Furthermore, the research revealed a need to recognise the heterogeneity of agricultural communities, and associated variety in issues which need to be addressed in scheduling group programs for parents.

      PubDate: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 22:52:21 GMT
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - Removal at birth and infants in care: Maternity under
    • Abstract: Harrison, Celine; Harries, Maria; Liddiard, Mark
      This paper focuses on the removal and placement in state care of newborns and infants. National child protection data show a growing proportion of infants entering care. Pre-birth provides an unparalleled opportunity for early intervention. Arguably, the removal of infants from their mothers undermines this opportunity and unarguably, creates cascading negative effects on women and their families. Western Australia is used as a case study wherein data over a seven-year period details an increase in infants entering care. This paper presents these data and examines the policy text to identify how they portray the problem of risk to infants, represent their mothers and shape practice. The findings suggest a lack of attention to the interdependence of the mother-infant relationship and the needs of vulnerable women. Being exploratory and interpretive, these findings constitute a guide for alternative representations and solutions that promote the health and wellbeing of the mother-child unit.

      PubDate: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 22:52:21 GMT
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - Response to broadley et al., the ethical obligations of
           research with vulnerable young people who have dependent children
    • Abstract: Mendes, Philip; Snow, Pamela; Baidawi, Susan
      In our article in Communities, Children and Families Australia (Mendes, Snow and Baidawi, 2014), we noted that care leavers are a traumatised group of young people recovering from childhood abuse, whose needs have been sorely neglected by policy makers and under-resourced by service providers. We argued that interviewing care leavers, whilst certainly not without risks, gives voice in the public sphere to their traumatic and sometimes confronting experiences. Indeed, many care leavers have commented in interviews that they hope an airing of their needs and experiences will influence improvements in policy and practice and, hence, benefit other young people leaving care in the future. So it is imperative that research strategies and procedures serve to advance the rights of care leavers, and do not in any way exploit their participation, or worsen their existing distress.

      PubDate: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 22:52:21 GMT
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - The ethical obligations of research with vulnerable
           young people who have dependent children
    • Abstract: Broadley, Karen; Hunt, Susan; Goddard, Chris; Mudaly, Neerosh
      In their 2014 article, Mendes, Snow, and Baidawi explored the ethical challenges of conducting research with young people who have been in out-of-home care. The heightened vulnerability of care leavers presents researchers with major ethical complexities, with little research to assist them. These complexities are magnified when care leavers are parents, and responsible for the care and protection of their own very young children. Although we commend Mendes and his colleagues for examining these issues, we are concerned that their paper focuses on why researchers should not report suspicions of child abuse and neglect, or violent crime, yet provides virtually no reasons why they must. Our response to their paper provides the legal, ethical and moral imperatives for researchers to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect.

      PubDate: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 22:52:21 GMT
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - How women perceive men who attend domestic violence
    • Abstract: Gray, Rebecca M; Broady, Timothy R; Gaffney, Irene; Lewis, Pamela
      Since 2010, Relationships Australia (NSW) has conducted a mixed methods evaluation of their domestic violence group program: Taking Responsibility. This article explores 21 interviews with women (the partners and former partners of clients) gathered at program completion. Key findings indicated the complex nature of change within ongoing relationship dynamics, particularly the interplay between client motivation and their partner's new found knowledge about relationships gained from victim/survivor groups. This increased awareness had the tendency to reduce women's tolerance of their partners' behaviour, and their expectations about their ongoing relationships. This article contributes to what is known about service responses to domestic violence, through the qualitative accounts of women.

      PubDate: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 22:52:21 GMT
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