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3C Empresa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access  
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 138)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal  
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
África     Open Access  
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
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African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alliage     Free  
Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales de la Universidad de Chile     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
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: 5)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access  
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
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: 28)
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)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
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   (Followers: 1)
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: 14)
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: 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: 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)
EspacesTemps.net     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)

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Journal Cover Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal
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  • Issue 44 - 'What hope can look like': The first 1000 days - aboriginal and
           Torres strait islander children and their families
    • Abstract: Arabena, Kerry; Panozzo, Stacey; Ritte, Rebecca
      To ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and their children benefit from the international 1000 Days movement, an Australian Model of the First 1000 Days is being developed through a year-long, nationwide engagement process. This ongoing process has linked more than 300 participants from over 100 different organisations - including early-life researchers, research institutions, policy-makers and human rights activists - with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service delivery organisations, peak bodies, Eiders and families. As a result of this engagement, the Australian Model has broadened the original 1000 Days concept beyond its emphasis on improving nutrition and maternal and child health to include an Indigenous-Ied holistic and ecological framework focused on comprehensive primary health care with a case management style of approach. The Model also incorporates strong Community governance processes and the running of simultaneous strengthening interventions that focus on the family environment, increasing antenatal and early years engagement, improved data collection and access, and strategies for better service use and Provision.

      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 13:42:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 44 - Early intervention and the first thousand days of child
           development
    • Abstract: Moore, Tim; West, Sue
      There has been a greatly increased focus on the early years over the past couple of decades (Moore, 2014). This has been the result of greater knowledge about child development (eg. Shonkoff and Phillips, 2000), greater awareness of the consequences of differences in rates of school 'readiness' (Brinkman et al., 2012; Goldfeld et al., 2012), and economic analyses indicating that the Investments in early childhood are more productive than later Investments (Heckman, 2013).

      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 13:42:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 44 - What road ahead?: Directions and challenges for the national
           framework for protecting Australia's children 2009-2020
    • Abstract: Babington, Brian
      In December 2015, the Third Action Plan (2015-18) under the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020 (the 'National Framework') was officially launched. This article provides an overview of the National Framework and the Third Action Plan, particularly the latter's emphasis on early Intervention with a focus on the first thousand days for a child, helping young people in out-of-home care to thrive in adulthood, and assisting organisations to respond better to children and young people to keep them safe. It concludes by discussing some key challenges facing the National Framework as a whole, and proposes the development of a long-term Investment strategy to guide national transformation on child safety and wellbeing.

      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 13:42:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 44 - From the guest editor
    • Abstract: Babington, Brian
      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 13:42:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 44 - How can child welfare and youth-serving organisations keep
           children safe?
    • Abstract: Higgins, Daryl J; Kaufman, Keith; Erooga, Marcus
      Under the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009- 2020, the Third Action Plan1 one of its three underpinning strategies is focused on assisting organisations to respond better to children and young people to keep them safe. The aim of the strategy is very practical: to 'develop tools and resources to help Services to move from a "reporting" culture to a "responding" culture to improve child safety and wellbeing', as well as to 'address barriers to information sharing to allow easier information exchange within and across jurisdictions for government and non-government agencies where there are concerns about child wellbeing'.

      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 13:42:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 44 - To improve the life outcomes for young people transitioning
           from statutory care to independence: An international perspective
    • Abstract: Reed, Jacqueline
      Australian research indicates that young people transitioning from out-of-home care (foster, kinship, and residential) to independence have diminished life outcomes compared with those of the general population (McDowall, 2009; Mendes, Johnson, and Moslehuddin, 2011; Stein, 2012). This report aims to explore and identify the success factors that aid the transition process and to understand the potential barriers that impede young care leavers' successful post-care outcomes.

      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 13:42:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 44 - Seeing and hearing: Embedding child rights in policy and
           practice
    • Abstract: Mitchell, Megan
      The international emergence of child rights

      To understand the nature and significance of children's rights within Australia, it is instructive to glance at key milestones in the conceptual development of human rights.

      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 13:42:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 44 - Stronger ways of working with aboriginal children and families
    • Abstract: Blacklock, Sue; Bonser, Gillian; Hayden, Paula; Menzies, Karen; Blacklock, Clayton
      The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC Media Release March 2013) has reported that unless new approaches are adopted in child protection 'we risk another stolen generation'. Aunty Sue Blacklock, Eider, Ambassador for Children for the Australian Centre for Child Protection, and Chair of Winangay Resources believes.

      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 13:42:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 44 - Our life, our journey: A parent's perspective of the child
           protection system [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Conroy, Stella
      Review(s) of: Our life, our journey: A parent's perspective of the child protection system, compiled by Debbie Henderson.

      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 13:42:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 44 - Are we listening?: The need to facilitate participation in
           decision-making by children and young people in out-of-home care
    • Abstract: McDowall, Joseph
      Why consider involving children in decision-making?

      A major impetus for considering the involvement of children in making their own life decisions was the introduction of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC; United Nations, 1989). Since that event, there has been concerted interest in demonstrating that we as adults, and representatives of 'the System', should no longer follow the old adage that children be 'seen but not heard'; rather we are encouraged to ensure that young people have every opportunity to participate in decision-making affecting their lives. In this paper, I will explore the levels of involvement that need to be achieved before participation is recognised (as defined by theory and research); look at some areas where children's participation has been encouraged, both in research and in practice; focus on participation relevant to children and young people in out-of-home care; discuss barriers identified as inhibiting participation in the care context; and investigate how workers can facilitate meaningful involvement of children and young people in decision-making to improve positive outcomes.

      PubDate: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 13:42:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 43 - From the guest editor
    • Abstract: Mendes, Philip
      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:36 GMT
       
  • Issue 43 - Do abused children deserve investigative journalism?: A
           case study
    • Abstract: Liddell, Marg; Liddell, Max
      The media role in child abuse through history. From the perspective of the early decades of the 21st century it would be easy to assume that media interest in child abuse, child protection and out-of-home care of children is a feature of recent decades. This is not correct. From the earliest years following white settlement newspapers in the various colonies showed considerable interest in such matters, especially the scandals. Certainly the issues were defined differently to the way they are today. Much was made of the street behaviour of wandering, abandoned children and the threats this posed to respectable citizens. The perceived immoral behaviour of parents likewise received heavy criticism. Rescuing children from such parents was a priority and parental poverty was blamed on the victims. The media already had a nose for scandal and this had an impact. The media highlighted problems in orphanages and issues faced by the many children apprenticed out by orphanages. Partly as a result Royal Commissions were a feature of the mid-i 9th century.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:36 GMT
       
  • Issue 43 - Young people transitioning from out-of-home care: A case study
           of Australian media reporting 2004-2015
    • Abstract: Mendes, Philip
      Young people transitioning from out-of-home care are universally a vulnerable group who have generally not received the ongoing care and support they need to transition successfully into independent living (Mendes, Pinkerton and Munro, 2014; Stein, 2014). Their not-so-good outcomes reflect a range of factors including pre-care experiences of abuse and neglect, the quality and stability of placements and other developmental supports provided to them by the out-of-home care system, and the level of assistance offered during and post their transition from care. Effective leaving care legislation, policies and practices can contribute significantly to enhancing their social and economic opportunities and life chances (Cashmore and Mendes, 2015).

      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:36 GMT
       
  • Issue 43 - Who saved the Bhattacharya kids?: The role of Indian media in
           revoking the decision of the Norwegian child welfare services
    • Abstract: Monani, Devaki
      Highly educated and skilled individuals from India tend to migrate to Western nations in the hope of better employment prospects - particularly those that are English speaking. Many middle-class affluent Indians have a strong desire to climb the financial ladder, and believe that this can only be achieved through working in another country. The position of Indian migrants in host countries is often compromised. Their status is often reduced from upper- or middle-class in India to working class migrants in the destination country. The first barrier they encounter when they arrive in a new country is the high living costs, and depending on their visa status, may or may not have access to welfare benefits (Rutten and Verstappen, 2015).

      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:36 GMT
       
  • Issue 43 - Media portrayal of orphaned and vulnerable children in the
           context of South African welfare policies
    • Abstract: Swanzen, Rika; Louw, Marianne
      The African National Congress (ANC) came to power in 1994, trumpeting an ambitious Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) that was to build a million homes, redistribute land, and provide clean water and sanitation to underdeveloped townships (Russell, 2009). The new government revisited policies to facilitate transformation towards a true democracy. A development policy for social welfare, adopted in the form of the White Paper for Social Welfare (RSA, 1997), embraced a social welfare system that is more just, equitable, participatory and appropriate in meeting the needs of all South Africans'.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:36 GMT
       
  • Issue 43 - Suffer little children unless more agencies get involved
    • Abstract: Horin, Adele
      Every time a child dies through abuse or neglect the Department of Community Services takes a beating. If it is not the Opposition putting the boot in, it is hysterical members of the press baying for blood.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:36 GMT
       
  • Issue 43 - On the frontline
    • Abstract: Horin, Adele
      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:36 GMT
       
  • Issue 43 - Adele Horin: A tribute to her life and work (1951-2015)
    • PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:36 GMT
       
  • Issue 43 - Understanding the media's role in child abuse policy: Framing
           and agenda setting in Australian policy
    • Abstract: Wearing, Michael
      The number of child abuse reports increased by 15 per cent over the past two years, but more than half of all reports were never investigated by authorities, according to new figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Almost 273,000 reports were made about children at risk nationally in 20 12-13, up from a low of 237,000 in 2010-11. Child welfare experts attributed the increase to greater pressures on families and a heightened awareness of abuse (Browne 2014).

      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:36 GMT
       
  • Issue 43 - The child welfare information gateway: Using social media in
           child welfare
    • Abstract: Potten, Liz
      In today's plugged-in world, enabling youth in out-of-home care to use social media is important to helping them fit in with their peers and fostering normalcy. Moreover, social media can be a powerful tool for youth in care to express their feelings and ideas, explore their identities, learn, and find others with common experience.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:36 GMT
       
  • Issue 43 - Educating children and young people in care: Learning
           placements and caring schools [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Lee, Lisa; Harvey, Andrew
      Review(s) of: Educating children and young people in care: Learning placements and caring schools, by Claire Cameron, Graham Connelly and Sonia Jackson.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:36 GMT
       
  • Issue 43 - The madness of Jeremy Sammut's attack on child protection
    • Abstract: Mendes, Philip
      In 2008, I published an article in the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) National Bulletin examining public criticisms of social work which emanated mostly from politically conservative sources. I noted that social workers in the child protection system were particular targets for criticism. They were criticized both for acting too promptly to remove children, and alternatively for not removing children quickly enough. I suggested that the AASW and its members needed to be more assertive in exposing and confronting unfair and stereotypical attacks on the social work profession (Mendes 2008a)

      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:36 GMT
       
  • Issue 43 - Commentary
    • Abstract: Foote, Wendy
      Adele's writing was of the moment, reflecting immediate concerns for children who were not safe and who were not made safe, despite having been reported as at risk. Adele's columns regularly brought into view the unpalatable reality of children who live in vulnerable circumstances in our affluent society. She shone a spotlight on the detail of their lives and on the circumstances of those who were attempting to ameliorate their experience.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:36 GMT
       
  • Issue 43 - Images of children and young people online
    • Abstract: Australian Institute of Family Studies
      Images of children and young people online is a resource sheet published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (April 2015) and provided through the Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) information exchange.

      PubDate: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:51:36 GMT
       
  • Issue 42 - Engaging Aboriginal fathers
    • Abstract: Stuart, Graeme; May, Chris; Hammond, Craig
      The important roles fathers play in the lives of their children, families and communities are more clearly understood now than in the past and there is increasing emphasis on father-inclusive practice as a central component of working with families (Berlyn, Wise, and Soriano, 2008; Cameron, Coady, and Hoy, 2014; Fleming and King, 2010; Fletcher, Close, Babakhani and Churchward, 2008; Fletcher, May, StGeorge, Stoker, and Oshan, 2014; Panter-Brick et al., 2014; Tehan and McDonald, 2010). Father-inclusive practice 'responds to the needs of families as a system by including fathering in all aspects of the planning and implementation of service in a manner that enables families to make optimal use of their internal family resources' (Fletcher et al., 2014, p. 5). While a range of service providers and funding bodies have demonstrated a commitment to working more closely and effectively with fathers (Beatty and Doran, 2007; Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs [FaHCSIA], 2009; Families First Northern Sydney, 2006; Family Action Centre, 2005) many practitioners and services still find it difficult to engage fathers in their services, particularly when attempting to engage Aboriginal1 fathers (Hammond, Fletcher, Lester, and Pascoe, 2003). It is especially important when discussing Aboriginal fathers to adopt a broad definition of father-to include biological fathers, social fathers (men undertaking the role of fathers including step fathers, foster fathers, pops, uncles, the partners of mothers) and father figures (Fletcher et al., 2014).

      PubDate: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 22:31:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 42 - From the guest editor
    • Abstract: Doyle, Jennifer
      PubDate: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 22:31:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 42 - Evolving practice in intensive family support: Participant
           perspectives on uniting 'care' Tasmania's Southern outreach Newpin program
           
    • Abstract: Rosen, Jill
      Breaking the intergenerational cycle of abuse, neglect and trauma is a significant challenge faced by human services, but one that has enormous long-term social and economic benefits. From a public health perspective, many Australians are unaware of the substantial costs to society incurred by child maltreatment.

      PubDate: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 22:31:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 42 - Incorporating music therapy into therapeutic residential care
    • Abstract: Higgins, Jessica
      Over the past sixty years, out-of-home care (OOHC) systems across Australia have shifted from institutionalisation to foster care and residential facilities (McLean, Price-Robertson, and Robinson, 2011). The advent of Therapeutic Residential Care (TRC) has seen residential care move from being the 'intervention of last resort' or 'containment of hard cases' towards an option of first choice for some traumatised young people.

      PubDate: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 22:31:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 42 - From their viewpoint: Children and young people on the
           attributes of esteemed foster carers
    • Abstract: Daly, Wayne
      This article is based on a presentation I gave to the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies Research and Practice Forum in Sydney on 5 November 2013. Drawing on my thesis study (Daly, 2012) I present selected findings on the views of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience on the question of 'What makes a good foster carer?'.

      PubDate: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 22:31:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 42 - Intensive supported playgroups: A literature and policy review
    • Abstract: Boddy, Jennifer
      To date, policies and literature associated with intensive support playgroups (ISPs) have not been reviewed. This paper synthesises this literature highlighting the benefits of these playgroups for children and the wider community and advocates for strategies to overcome the challenges and barriers they face.

      PubDate: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 22:31:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 42 - Can a scheduled 15-minute school nurse appointment influence
           youth health?: Evaluation from an enhanced school health service
    • Abstract: Smith, Lindsay; Taylor, Julia
      Adolescence is a time of rapid physical, psychological and social change (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW], 2011; Sawyer et al., 2012). It is a period during which health-related behaviours can impact on a young person's current health and wellbeing and also when the foundations for future health are laid (Sawyer et al., 2012). Whilst most Australian adolescents enjoy good health, there are several health issues that are associated with this particular population. Mental health and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are two major adolescent health concerns.

      PubDate: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 22:31:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 42 - Stayin' on track
    • PubDate: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 22:31:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 42 - Supporting adult care-leavers: International good practice
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Stack, Melody
      Review(s) of: Supporting adult care-leavers: International good practice, by Suellen Murray Bristol, Policy Press, 2015 ISBN 978-1-4473-1364-9 (Ppbk).

      PubDate: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 22:31:15 GMT
       
  • Issue 42 - The power of engagement: How family mediators can use soft
           skills to help parents resolve disputes
    • Abstract: Hewlett, Bill
      The aim of this article is to provide a practitioner's perspective on work in community-based post-separation services, with a focus on workforce development. Building upon recent research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies which describes the risks and complexity of this work, and findings from research-based evaluations of our work at Relationships Australia NSW (see Wheeler, Gray, and Hewlett, 2015), I describe the key components of a relational approach to family mediation and provide questions and interventions that frontline workers can use in their work. In what follows, I describe common case presentations, the limits of traditional forms of mediation, and the model adopted at Relationships Australia NSW to address the practical challenges of this work.

      PubDate: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 22:31:15 GMT
       
 
 
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