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Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
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Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
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Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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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   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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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: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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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: 9)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
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: 15)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
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  
Debats. Revista de cultura, poder i societat     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: 21)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
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: 13)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access  
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: 3)
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)
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Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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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: 8)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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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: 31)
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: 11)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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)

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Journal Cover Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal
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  • Issue 46 - From the guest editor
    • Abstract: Matheson, Iain
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:57:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 46 - The importance of individual personal factors: The experiences
           of care leavers who went to university
    • Abstract: Matheson, Iain
      With the recent launch of the Home Stretch campaign, several new and important Australian and New Zealand publications (for example, Deloitte Access Economics, 2016; Mendes and Snow, 2016; Modernising Child, Youth and Family Expert Panel, 2015; Murray, 2015), and the New Zealand Government's decision to enact legislation to extend the (foster) care leaving age to 21 (Office of the Minister of Social Development, 2016), the focus upon the needs of Australasian care leavers has arguably never been stronger. Completing schooling and engaging in post- secondary education and/or training, are also widely recognised as having a critical role to play in many or most care leavers' achieving better outcomes (Courtney, Dworsky, Brown, Love, and Vorhies, 2011; Jackson and Cameron, 2012, 2014; Stein, 2006).

      PubDate: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:57:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 46 - Going to university from care: An endurance event'
    • Abstract: Jurczyszyn, Reeny
      Drawing on my thesis study (Jurczyszyn 2013), I present selected findings which shed light on how care leavers can be better supported in their pursuit of higher and further education. In this paper I focus on the role of graduate endurance, exploring how, despite the odds, a small number of care leavers successfully transition from OOHC to higher education. It is hoped that this discussion contributes to the formulation of policy and practice designed to increase educational opportunity and encouragement, and assistance and support, for these young people.

      PubDate: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:57:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 46 - Navigating opportunities for young people in care
    • Abstract: Peel, Nicole
      This paper serves to add to the growing amount of research being undertaken on the needs of young people in care in relation to accessing higher education. The paper raises the issue of aspirations of young people in care and addresses whether these should be given more attention. It reviews the needs of young people in care in respect to their aspirations for higher education and discusses their political and public importance.

      PubDate: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:57:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 46 - Care leavers in Australian higher education: Towards
           evidence-based practice
    • Abstract: Harvey, Andrew; Andrewartha, Lisa; Luckman, Michael
      The educational disadvantage faced by care leavers is well documented (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2016; Cashmore, Paxman, and Townsend, 2007; CREATE Foundation, 2006; Mendis, Gardner, and Lehmann, 2014). The extent of disadvantage is reflected in the fact that only one per cent of Australian care leavers are currently estimated to transition into higher education, compared to 26% of young people in the general population (Mendes, Michell, and Wilson, 2014). Once enrolled at university, many care leavers are likely to require specific, tailored support to fulfil their academic, social, financial, residential and other needs (Jackson, Ajayi, and Quigley, 2005). Assessing these needs, and developing the services required to support them, relies on talking directly to care leaver students and understanding the barriers and motivators to academic achievement. Despite this requirement, Australian university equity practitioners currently face a paucity of evidence around the identity, needs, and educational attainment of their care leaver students. The absence of such information limits the ability of practitioners to develop targeted resources, to train and educate other university staff about this group, and to attract and recruit additional students. In this article we outline the specificity of care leaver student needs, and suggest three ways that evidence could be gathered to inform and improve higher education practice.

      PubDate: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:57:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 46 - Piloting the effectiveness of online foster carer training
    • Abstract: Broady, Timothy R; Stoyles, Gerard; McKee, Tammy; Ewington, Alison; McMullan, Kim
      Providing foster care is widely acknowledged as a challenging task. Foster carers often experience significant caregiving demands, due to problem behaviour exhibited by children in out-of-home care (OOHC) (Alexandris, Hammond, and McKay, 2013; Bernedo, Salas, Fuentes, and Garcia- Martin, 2014; Dubois-Comtois et al., 2015; Greeno et al., in press; Octoman and McLean, 2014; Octoman, McLean, and Sleep, 2014; Vanschoonlandt, Vanderfaeillie, Van Holen, De Maeyer, and Robberechts, 2013). Challenges can also arise in managing interactions with the foster care agencies that hold significant authority within placements (Riggs, 2015). Previous research has argued that foster carer self-efficacy and competence are strongly linked to decreased burnout, increased satisfaction and enhanced retention (MacGregor, Rodger, Cummings, and Leschied, 2006; Whenan, Oxlad, and Lushington, 2009). It has therefore been argued that foster carers require specialised, ongoing training to effectively address the potential issues that can arise in providing OOHC, most notably in relation to foster children's early childhood experiences (Davies, Webber, and Briskman, 2014; Pacifici, Delaney, White, Nelson, and Cummings, 2006).

      PubDate: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:57:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 46 - Education support for children in out-of-home care: Reflections
           on the Wesley Dalmar model
    • Abstract: Lee, Lisa; Jaeger, Anthony
      Wesley Dalmar recognises that education is an essential part of every child's development and one of the primary forces of success in their future lives. However, as we know, statistically the education outcomes of children and young people in care are much lower than those in the general population (for example, Cameron, Connelly, and Jackson, 2015; Harvey and Testro, 2006; Mendis, Gardner, and Lehmann, 2015; OHiggins, Sebba, and Luke, 2015; Wise, Pollock, Mitchell, Argus, and Farquhar, 2010). Wesley Dalmar aims to improve the education outcomes of children in care by offering specialist support through our Education Consultants and other stakeholders.

      PubDate: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:57:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 46 - The madness Australian c protection: Why adoption will rescue
           Australia's underclass children [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Thoburn, June
      Review(s) of: The madness Australian child protection: Why adoption will rescue Australia's underclass children, by Jeremy Sammut.

      PubDate: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:57:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 46 - Caring for kids
    • Abstract:
      The Caring for Kids website is one of the components of the Child Story Platform initiated by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and is designed for use by families and carers of children and young people in out-of-home care.

      PubDate: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:57:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 46 - An exploration of the feasibility of a national database to
           identify children potentially beyond the attention of the authorities in
           Australia
    • Abstract: Gillingham, Philip
      In an edition of 7.30, a current affairs television program, broadcast by the ABC on 20 November 2015, the case was presented by journalist, Natalie Whiting, that, in order to protect the children of Australia, a national database containing the names of all children be created. The item was in response to the identification of the remains of two-year-old Khandalyce Pierce, found near a suitcase beside a highway in South Australia. Khandalyce had been dead for seven years and one strand to the item was the difficulty police had in identifying her remains. The other strand was concern that no-one had noticed that Khandalyce had gone missing, as summarised in the introduction to the item.

      PubDate: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:57:47 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - Educational outcomes for children in care: Comparisons of
           Naplan results for children in care with the general population
    • Abstract: Chambers, Sam; Hunter, Nicole
      Education is recognised as a cornerstone of social progress and individual empowerment. In his address at the launch of the Mindset Network, Nelson Mandela remarked that education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world (Mandela, 2003). While Mandela was referring more broadly to education's role in reforming societies, the expression speaks aptly to the potential of education for the child or young person whose world has too often been bereft of many supportive experiences offered by a stable, non-abusive environment. Equipping these children with the benefits of education can be transformative (Gilligan, 1998); education is integral to their overall development and wellbeing, and provides a gateway to future employment and life opportunities (Tilbury, Creed, Buys, Osmond, and Crawford, 2014).

      PubDate: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:50:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - Improving the educational outcomes of children and young people
           in out-of-home care: Lessons from a review of policy approaches in
           Australia and overseas
    • Abstract: Beauchamp, Toni
      This paper focuses on the policy changes needed to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of children and young people in out-of- home care (OOHC) in Australia. It reviews promising approaches being used in Australia (Victoria and South Australia) and overseas in the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK).

      PubDate: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:50:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - From the guest editor
    • Abstract: Matheson, Iain
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:50:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - The TEACHaR program: Achieving better education outcomes for
           children and young people in out- of-home care
    • Abstract: David, Laura; Wise, Sarah
      There is a growing body of international and national research on the topic of outcomes among children and young people who have experienced out-of- home care (OOHC). These children and young people are vulnerable to a range of adverse outcomes, which include an increased risk of school disengagement and underachievement compared to the student community generally (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW] 2015; Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, 2001; Ferguson and Wolkow, 2012; Fernandez, 2009; Murray and Goddard, 2014; Pecora, 2012; Riggs, 2010).

      PubDate: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:50:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - Education and out-of-home care transitions
    • Abstract: Townsend, Michelle L; Cashmore, Judy; Graham, Anne
      In Australia there are 43,400 children and young people in out-of-home care (care), mostly due to parental incapacity, abuse and neglect (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2015). These children experience a number of significant changes in their lives in terms of who they live with, where they live, and for school-aged children, often changes in school. These changes are beyond the normative transitions that are common in the lives of children.

      PubDate: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:50:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - 3rs+: Improving the primary school years of Australian children
           in out- of-home care
    • Abstract: McNamara, Patricia
      A positive learning experience in the primary school years can act as a powerful protector of lifelong wellbeing. Later outcomes, including secondary school achievements, transition to tertiary education, enhanced employment and life opportunities almost always build on firm educational foundations (Fernandez et al., 2013-2016; Harvey, McNamara, Luckman, and Andrewartha, 2015; Mendis, Gardner, and Lehmann, 2014; Smith and McLean, 2013). The traditional 3Rs of literacy and numeracy ('reading, riting and rithmatic') are still acknowledged as core stepping stones in learning; life and social skills, culture, physicality, self-knowledge, even a 'virtuous' moral code, and more, also need to be developing appropriately by the point of high school transition. Yet for children growing up with the state 'in loco parentis', educational outcomes have frequently been overlooked in research and in policy and program development (Townsend, 2012; Trout, Hagaman, Casey, Reid, and Epstein, 2008; Stone, 2007).

      PubDate: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:50:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - High-quality early childhood education and care can help
           address education inequality: Background to the early childhood in foster
           and kinship care study
    • Abstract: Wise, Sarah
      The developmental and mental health status of young children in out-of-home care.

      It is important to assess and monitor the development and mental health of young children in out-of-home care (OOHC) to ensure their needs are attended to in a timely way, and the practice of clinical assessment at entry into care utilising standardised and validated screening tools is becoming both more systematic and comprehensive across Australian state and territory child protection systems (Webster, Temple-Smith and Smith, 2012; Australian Government, 2011). However, it is not routine for assessment data to be aggregated and reported in a publically accessible form. The following picture of the behaviour and development of young children in OOHC has therefore been pieced together from published development and intervention studies in Australia and comparable jurisdictions overseas. It should be noted that differences in research methods, children's ages and the application of clinical cut-offs mean that results from studies using the same assessment tools may not be directly corn parable.

      PubDate: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:50:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - Improving access to further and higher education for young
           people in public care: European policy and practice [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Brannigan, Gillian
      Review(s) of: Improving access to further and higher education for young people in public care, by Sonia Jackson and Claire Cameron, European Policy and Practice.

      PubDate: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:50:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - The need to do better with educating children in care in NSW
    • Abstract: Harris, Lottie; Urquhart, Robert
      Education is particularly important for children in care, as it is integral to their overall development and wellbeing, and provides an important gateway to future employment and life opportunities.

      PubDate: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:50:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - The international linkedin education of children in care
           network
    • Abstract: Matheson, Iain; Brady, Eavan; Connelly, Graham
      Over recent years, engagement in social media has become an increasingly important professional tool for many. Now with 400 million members, Linkedln has been a major part of this development. This article looks at one group on the Linked In platform: the Education of Children in Care Network.

      PubDate: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:50:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - From the guest editor
    • Abstract: Wise, Sarah
      PubDate: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:15:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - What's love got to do with it?
    • Abstract: Rose, Richard
      Childhood is our learning place... where we learn how things are, where we learn how things work, and where we learn the rules of life. In short, where we learn how to be. Providing love, boundaries, clues, commentary, engagement, stimulation, education and opportunities for success and support influences a state of healthy childhood. The question therefore for us involved in residential care is: "Can we show love to the children and young people that we care for in the hope that the children will be able to give love and support for those to come in their future lives?"

      PubDate: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:15:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - It's one 'smart' solution: Using new and emerging technologies
           to support the mental health and wellbeing of young men
    • Abstract: Burns, Jane; Davenport, Tracey; Ricci, Cristina; Birrell, Emma; Blanchard, Michelle; Hickie, Ian
      More than 75 per cent of the serious mental health, alcohol or other substance misuse problems that disrupt the lives of many Australians first emerge during the teenage or early adult years. When these problems arise in adolescence they have the potential to result in very serious impacts, not only on a young person's health but also on their social, educational and vocational opportunities. Unfortunately, our most recent National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (ABS, 2008) confirmed that while 26 per cent of young people reported experiencing a significant mental health problem in the last 12 months (higher than any other age group), the vast majority (87 per cent of young men and 69 per cent of young women) did not receive any professional help. Although we have seen a tremendous change in community attitudes over the last decade towards common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and related alcohol or other substance misuse (Highet et al., 2006; Jorm et al., 2006; Pirkis, 2005), it is clear that we have not yet provided the wider social (or health care) services or environment to assist young people to access the help they need.

      PubDate: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:15:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - A vision for young Australians in the 21st century
    • Abstract: Pope, Jeanette; Owen, Jan
      The following is an extract from the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) website Unlimited Potential: a data and information resource on young Australians (formerly how Young People are Faring). This resource will present current information and trends on Australian young people in relation to the challenges of a changing world of work and emerging social, political and environmental issues. It should be noted that although the website includes data from a range of sources, most national time series data collections on young people are publicly funded or government collections reported in reports ('grey literature') by public policy organisations such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. These sources are used throughout this article.

      PubDate: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:15:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - Practitioner's response: It's one 'smart' solution: Using new
           and emerging technologies to support the mental health and wellbeing of
           young men
    • Abstract: Rose, David
      The very significant challenges for policy makers, service providers and the broader community in responding to the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people, particularly young men, provide the context for this paper. The facts presented on young men and suicide alone highlight the urgent need for bold and innovative developments in mental health service provision to young people and the need to forge new ways of trying to reach and engage this segment of the community. In response to this, the authors articulate a compelling case for how technologies might play an increasingly influential role in these developments. There can be little doubt that online technologies with 24/7 access from anywhere and integration across the online environment where many young people comfortably interact, demonstrate particular promise as a way of engaging young people on mental health issues.

      PubDate: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:15:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - A trauma-informed positive education: Perspectives on hope,
           healing and growth
    • Abstract: Brunzell, Tom
      Where would you like to see yourself in your future? What are some of your strengths? What are your goals?

      PubDate: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:15:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - Privileging the voice of young people in conversations about a
           good childhood
    • Abstract: Miranda, Pam
      In keeping with its aims to collaboratively build and share knowledge and encourage public dialogue the Berry Street Childhood Institute (BSCI), an initiative of Berry Street, hosted The Good Childhood Conference in October 2013; a multi-disciplinary conference that sought to explore.

      PubDate: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:15:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - Undoing the harm of child neglect: Should we, can we, do
           we?
    • Abstract: Jackson, Annette
      This paper aims to explore certain questions rarely asked about childhood neglect; namely, whether or not we should, can and do try to remedy the harms visited on children as a result of their experience of chronic neglect. It represents some reflections on the literature and on practice through the eyes of a social worker who has worked for 30 years with children who have experienced neglect.

      PubDate: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:15:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - Using place-based approaches to strengthen child wellbeing
    • Abstract: Moore, Tim
      Improving outcomes for young children is often framed in terms of improving their wellbeing (Ben-Arieh et al., 2014; McAuley and Rose, 2010). This is not a simple matter, partly because wellbeing is not a single state but is dynamic and multifactorial, involving children's physical health, psychological/ emotional wellbeing, social wellbeing, and personal competencies (Moore et al., 2013; Moore and Oberklaid, 2014). Promoting wellbeing therefore requires an approach that is capable of addressing all these aspects of wellbeing. This paper focuses on the role that place-based approaches can play in promoting child wellbeing.

      PubDate: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:15:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - Early learning is fun: Delivering on the ten pillars of a good
           childhood
    • Abstract: Bock, Joanna
      Berry Street has a long and proud history of supporting Victoria's most vulnerable families and children. The organisation began operating in 1877 on the initiative of a group of women concerned with the high rate of infant mortality amongst children born to abandoned and unsupported women and within families living in extreme poverty. Over the years Berry Street has functioned as a maternity home, a foundling hospital, an adoption agency, and was an important training centre for Mothercraft Nurses until 1975.

      PubDate: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:15:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - Social work and domestic violence: Developing critical and
           reflective practice [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Chung, Donna
      Review(s) of: Social work and domestic violence: Developing critical and reflective practice, by Lesley Laing, Cathy Humphreys with Kate Cavanagh.

      PubDate: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:15:13 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - Effectively communicating early childhood development
    • Abstract: Leone, Vikki
      Science tells us much about the importance of early childhood development. It is a time of rapid cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, and physical development. The environments that children experience in the early years have a profound impact on their developing brains. Early experiences lay the foundation for future health, development and wellbeing.

      PubDate: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:15:13 GMT
       
 
 
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