Institute of Child Protection Studies


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Contextual prevention strategies to prevent child sexual abuse
Rayment-McHugh, Susan, McKillop, Nadine, Adams, Dimity, Higgins, D. and Russell, D.. (2024). Contextual prevention strategies to prevent child sexual abuse Melbourne, Australia: https://doi.org/10.26199/acu.9089y

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A Rapid Evidence Assessment on the Effectiveness of Interventions for Autistic Adolescents with Harmful Sexual Behaviours
Trew, S. and Russell, D.. (2024). A Rapid Evidence Assessment on the Effectiveness of Interventions for Autistic Adolescents with Harmful Sexual Behaviours Canberra, Australia: Australian Catholic University, Institute of Child Protection Studies. https://doi.org/10.26199/acu.906qy

Project report

Coercive Control and Situational Couple Violence : Exploring a Differential Approach to Domestic and Family Violence in Child Protection Practice
Marwitz, U.. (2024). Coercive Control and Situational Couple Violence : Exploring a Differential Approach to Domestic and Family Violence in Child Protection Practice [PhD Thesis]. Australian Catholic University School of Health Sciences https://doi.org/10.26199/acu.9062x

PhD Thesis

Take notice, believe us and act! Exploring the safety of children and young people in government run organisations : A report for the Tasmanian Commission of Inquiry into the Tasmanian Government's responses to child sexual abuse in institutional settings
Moore, Tim and McArthur, Morag. (2022). Take notice, believe us and act! Exploring the safety of children and young people in government run organisations : A report for the Tasmanian Commission of Inquiry into the Tasmanian Government's responses to child sexual abuse in institutional settings Hobart, Tasmania: Tasmanian Commission of Inquiry into the Tasmanian Government's Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings.

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Engaging parents in child-focused child sexual abuse prevention education strategies : A systematic review
Russell, D., Trew, S., Harris, L., Dickson, J., Walsh, Kerryann, Higgins, D. and Smith, Rhiannon. (2023). Engaging parents in child-focused child sexual abuse prevention education strategies : A systematic review Canberra, Australia: Australian Catholic University, Institute of Child Protection Studies. https://doi.org/10.26199/acu.906v0

Project report

The risk and protective factors, response to disclosure, and interventions for sibling sexual abuse : A systematic review
Russell, D., Trew, S., Hunt, G., Dickson, J. and Higgins, D.. (2023). The risk and protective factors, response to disclosure, and interventions for sibling sexual abuse : A systematic review Canberra, Australia: Australian Catholic University, Institute of Child Protection Studies. https://doi.org/10.26199/acu.906qz

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Child, parent and contextual factors associated with child protection system involvement and child maltreatment in the family : A rapid evidence review
Higgins, Daryl John and Hunt, Gabrielle. (2023). Child, parent and contextual factors associated with child protection system involvement and child maltreatment in the family : A rapid evidence review. Australian Journal of Social Issues. 00(1), pp. 1-43. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajs4.306

Journal article

Scoping Review of the Definitions Used to Describe and Understand Harmful Sexual Behaviors in Children and Young People
Hunt, Gabrielle, Higgins, Daryl John, Willis, Megan Louise and Harris, Lottie. (2023). Scoping Review of the Definitions Used to Describe and Understand Harmful Sexual Behaviors in Children and Young People. Trauma, Violence and Abuse: a review journal. pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1177/15248380231218294

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Adaptation and validation of the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire-R2 for a national study of child maltreatment in Australia
Mathews, Ben, Meinck, Franziska, Erskine, Holly E, Tran, Nam, Lee, Ha, Kellard, Karen, Pacella, Rosana, Scott, James, Finkelhor, David, Higgins, Daryl John, Thomas, Hannah J and Haslam, Divna. (2023). Adaptation and validation of the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire-R2 for a national study of child maltreatment in Australia. Child Abuse and Neglect. 139, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106093

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Recognition and responses to intimate partner violence (IPV) in gambler's help services : A qualitative study
Suomi, Aino Inkeri, O'Dwyer, Carol, Sbisa, Alyssa, Metcalf, Olivia, Couineau, Anne-Laure, O'Donnell, Meaghan and Cowlishaw, Sean. (2023). Recognition and responses to intimate partner violence (IPV) in gambler's help services : A qualitative study. Australian Journal of Social Issues. 58(4), pp. 874-890. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajs4.256

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Corporal punishment of children in Australia : The evidence-based case for legislative reform
Havighurst, Sophie S., Mathews, Ben, Doyle, Frances L., Haslam, Divna M., Andriessen, Karl, Cubillo, Carmen, Dawe, Sharon, Hawes, David J., Leung, Cynthia, Mazzucchelli, Trevor G., Morawska, Alina, Whittle, Sarah, Chainey, Carys and Higgins, Daryl J.. (2023). Corporal punishment of children in Australia : The evidence-based case for legislative reform. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 47(3), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anzjph.2023.100044

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Friends and safeguarding : Young people's views about safety and to whom they would share safety concerns
Russell, Douglas H. and Higgins, Daryl J.. (2023). Friends and safeguarding : Young people's views about safety and to whom they would share safety concerns. Child Abuse Review. 32(3), p. Article e2825. https://doi.org/10.1002/car.2825

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Prioritising children and young people with disability in research about domestic and family violence : Methodological, ethical and pragmatic reflections
Robinson, Sally, Foley, Kristen, Moore, Tim, Valentine, Kylie, Burton, Jala, Marshall, Amy, O’Donnell, Melissa and Brebner, Chris. (2023). Prioritising children and young people with disability in research about domestic and family violence : Methodological, ethical and pragmatic reflections. Journal of Family Violence. 38, pp. 1191-1204. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-023-00496-9

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“It's like you're not even there…” : Gambling harm experienced by children of gambling parents
Suomi, Aino, Bailey, Megan, Lucas, Nina, Dowling, Nicki and Delfabbro, Paul. (2023). “It's like you're not even there…” : Gambling harm experienced by children of gambling parents. Children and Youth Services Review. 145, p. Article 106800. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2022.106800

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Children's participation in child protection—How do practitioners understand children's participation in practice?
Woodman, Elise, Roche, Steven and McArthur, Morag. (2023). Children's participation in child protection—How do practitioners understand children's participation in practice? Child and Family Social Work. 28(1), pp. 125-135. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12947

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The association between child maltreatment and health risk behaviours and conditions throughout life in the Australian Child Maltreatment Study
Lawrence, David M., Hunt, Anna, Mathews, Ben, Haslam, Divna M., Malacova, Eva, Dunne, Michael P., Erskine, Holly E., Higgins, Daryl J., Finkelhor, David, Pacella, Rosana, Meinck, Franziska, Thomas, Hannah J. and Scott, James G.. (2023). The association between child maltreatment and health risk behaviours and conditions throughout life in the Australian Child Maltreatment Study. Medical Journal of Australia. 218(S6), pp. S34-S39. https://doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51877

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Child maltreatment and health service use : Findings of the Australian Child Maltreatment Study
Pacella, Rosana, Nation, Alexandra, Mathews, Ben, Scott, James G., Higgins, Daryl J., Haslam, Divna M., Dunne, Michael P., Finkelhor, David, Meinck, Franziska, Erskine, Holly E., Thomas, Hannah J., Malacova, Eva, Lawrence, David M. and Monks, Claire. (2023). Child maltreatment and health service use : Findings of the Australian Child Maltreatment Study. Medical Journal of Australia. 218(S6), pp. S40-S46. https://doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51892

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The prevalence of child maltreatment in Australia : Findings from a national survey
Mathews, Ben, Pacella, Rosana, Scott, James G., Finkelhor, David, Meinck, Franziska, Higgins, Daryl J., Erskine, Holly E., Thomas, Hannah J., Lawrence, David M., Haslam, Divna M., Malacova, Eva and Dunne, Michael P.. (2023). The prevalence of child maltreatment in Australia : Findings from a national survey. Medical Journal of Australia. 218(S6), pp. S13-S18. https://doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51873

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The prevalence and nature of multi-type child maltreatment in Australia
Higgins, Daryl J., Mathews, Ben, Pacella, Rosana, Scott, James G., Finkelhor, David, Meinck, Franziska, Erskine, Holly E., Thomas, Hannah J., Lawrence, David M., Haslam, Divna M., Malacova, Eva and Dunne, Michael P.. (2023). The prevalence and nature of multi-type child maltreatment in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia. 218(S6), pp. S19-S25. https://doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51868

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The Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS), a national survey of the prevalence of child maltreatment and its correlates : Methodology
Haslam, Divna M., Lawrence, David M., Mathews, Ben, Higgins, Daryl J., Hunt, Anna, Scott, James G., Dunne, Michael P., Erskine, Holly E., Thomas, Hannah J., Finkelhor, David, Pacella, Rosana, Meinck, Franziska and Malacova, Eva. (2023). The Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS), a national survey of the prevalence of child maltreatment and its correlates : Methodology. Medical Journal of Australia. 218(S6), pp. S5-S12. https://doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51869

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The association between child maltreatment and mental disorders in the Australian Child Maltreatment Study
Scott, James G., Malacova, Eva, Mathews, Ben, Haslam, Divna M., Pacella, Rosana, Higgins, Daryl J., Meinck, Franziska, Dunne, Michael P., Finkelhor, David, Erskine, Holly E., Lawrence, David M. and Thomas, Hannah J.. (2023). The association between child maltreatment and mental disorders in the Australian Child Maltreatment Study. Medical Journal of Australia. 218(S6), pp. S26-S33. https://doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51870

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Towards an Autistic User Experience (aUX) Design for Assistive Technologies
Trew, S.. (2023). Towards an Autistic User Experience (aUX) Design for Assistive Technologies. In Cultural Robotics: Social Robots and Their Emergent Cultural Ecologies pp. 147-162 Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-28138-9_10

Book chapter

Safeguarding in church : Children and young people’s perceptions of safety in religious and other faith-based settings
Russell, Douglas H., Stewart, Jacqueline and Higgins, Daryl J.. (2023). Safeguarding in church : Children and young people’s perceptions of safety in religious and other faith-based settings. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 38(3-4), pp. NP4459-NP4485. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605221117548

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Core Components of Public Health Approaches to Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
Higgins, Daryl John, Lonne, Bob, Herrenkohl, Todd, Klika, J. Bart and Scott, Debbie. (2022). Core Components of Public Health Approaches to Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect. In Handbook of Child Maltreatment pp. 445-458 Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82479-2_22

Book chapter

Promoting students’ safety and wellbeing : Ethical practice in schools
Graham, Anne, Canosa, Antonia, Boyle, Tess, Moore, Tim, Taylor, Nicola, Anderson, Donnah and Robinson, Sally. (2022). Promoting students’ safety and wellbeing : Ethical practice in schools. The Australian Educational Researcher. 50, p. 1477–1496. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-022-00567-8

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New ways for our families : Designing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practice framework and system responses to address the impacts of domestic and family violence on children and young people
Morgan, Garth, Butler, Candice, French, Reno, Creamer, Tamara, Hillan, Lisa, Ruggiero, Eva, Parsons, Jennifer, Prior, Gareth, Idagi, Lela, Bruce, Rachel, Gray, Tracy, Jia, Thomas, Hostalek, Mary, Gibson, Jamie, Mitchell, Beverley, Lea, Traven, Clancy, Kristy, Barber, Ursula, Higgins, Daryl, ... Trew, Sebastian. (2022). New ways for our families : Designing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practice framework and system responses to address the impacts of domestic and family violence on children and young people Sydney, New South Wales: Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS).

Report

Interparental coercive control and child and family outcomes : A systematic review
Xyrakis, Nakiya, Aquilina, Benjamin, McNiece, Ella, Tran, Thomas, Waddell, Connor, Suomi, Aino and Pasalich, Dave. (2022). Interparental coercive control and child and family outcomes : A systematic review. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse. pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1177/15248380221139243

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Young carers and educational engagement : Quantitative analysis of bursary applications in Australia
Moore, Tim, Bourke-Taylor, Helen M., Greenland, Natalie, McDougall, Stewart, Robinson, Luke, Brown, Ted and Bromfield, Leah. (2022). Young carers and educational engagement : Quantitative analysis of bursary applications in Australia. Health and Social Care in the Community. 30(5), pp. 1625-1638. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13589

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How do research ethics committee members respond to hypothetical studies with children? Results from the MESSI Study
Taplin, Stephanie, Chalmers, Jenny, Brown, Judith, Moore, Tim, Graham, Anne and McArthur, Morag. (2022). How do research ethics committee members respond to hypothetical studies with children? Results from the MESSI Study. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 17(3), pp. 254-266. https://doi.org/10.1177/15562646221087530

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Does receipt of unemployment benefits change recruiter perceptions of candidates' personality, work relevant skills and employability?
Suomi, Aino, Schofield, Timothy and Butterworth, Peter. (2022). Does receipt of unemployment benefits change recruiter perceptions of candidates' personality, work relevant skills and employability? Work. 71(4), pp. 1029-1041. https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-205048

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Is unemployment benefit stigma related to poverty, payment receipt, or lack of employment? A vignette experiment about Australian views
Suomi, Aino, Schofield, Timothy, Haslam, Nick and Butterworth, Peter. (2022). Is unemployment benefit stigma related to poverty, payment receipt, or lack of employment? A vignette experiment about Australian views. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. 22(2), pp. 694-711. https://doi.org/10.1111/asap.12313

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How many children are exposed to at-risk parental gambling in Australia? Results from a representative national sample
Suomi, Aino, Watson, Nicole and Butterworth, Peter. (2022). How many children are exposed to at-risk parental gambling in Australia? Results from a representative national sample. Addictive Behaviors. 130, p. Article 107305. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107305

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Parents' experiences with child protection during pregnancy and post-birth
Trew, Sebastian, Taplin, Stephanie, O'Donnell, Melissa, Marriott, Rhonda and Broadhurst, Karen. (2022). Parents' experiences with child protection during pregnancy and post-birth. Child and Family Social Work. 28(2), pp. 549-562. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12984

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Ethical practice in disability services : Views of young people and staff
Robinson, Sally, Graham, Anne, Canosa, Antonia, Moore, Tim, Taylor, Nicola and Boyle, Tess. (2022). Ethical practice in disability services : Views of young people and staff. Ethics and Social Welfare. 16(4), pp. 412-431. https://doi.org/10.1080/17496535.2022.2072519

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Nurturing children's development through healthy eating and active living : Time for policies to support effective interventions in the context of responsive emotional support and early learning
Skouteris, Helen, Green, Rachael, Chung, Alexandra, Bergmeier, Heidi, Amir, Lisa H., Baidwan, Sukhpreet Kaur, Chater, Angel Marie, Chamberlain, Catherine, Emond, Ruth, Gibbons, Kay, Gooey, Michelle, Hatzikiriakidis, Kostas, Haycraft, Emma, Hills, Andrew P., Higgins, Daryl J., Hooper, Oliver, Hunter, Sue-Anne, Kappelides, Pam, Kleve, Sue, ... Black, Maureen M.. (2022). Nurturing children's development through healthy eating and active living : Time for policies to support effective interventions in the context of responsive emotional support and early learning. Health and Social Care in the Community. 30(6), pp. e6719-e6729. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.14106

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A review of Australian Government funding of parenting intervention research
Havighurst, Sophie S., Chainey, Carys, Doyle, Frances L., Higgins, Daryl J., Mathews, Ben, Mazzucchelli, Trevor G., Zimmer-Gembeck, Melanie, Andriessen, Karl, Cobham, Vanessa E., Cross, Donna, Dadds, Mark R., Dawe, Sharon, Gray, Kylie M., Guastella, Adam J., Harnett, Paul, Haslam, Divna M., Middeldorp, Christel M., Morawska, Alina, Ohan, Jeneva L., ... Nicholson, Jan M.. (2022). A review of Australian Government funding of parenting intervention research. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 46(3), pp. 262-268. https://doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13235

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Policies are needed to increase the reach and impact of evidence-based parenting supports : A call for a population-based approach to supporting parents, children, and families
Doyle, Frances L., Morawska, Alina, Higgins, Daryl J., Havighurst, Sophie S., Mazzucchelli, Trevor G., Toumbourou, John W., Middeldorp, Christel M., Chainey, Carys, Cobham, Vanessa E., Harnett, Paul and Sanders, Matthew R.. (2022). Policies are needed to increase the reach and impact of evidence-based parenting supports : A call for a population-based approach to supporting parents, children, and families. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. 54, p. 891–904. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-021-01309-0

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Is the stereotype of welfare recipients associated with type of welfare state regime? A cross-national meta-regression of the stereotype content model
Schofield, Timothy P., Suomi, Aino and Butterworth, Peter. (2022). Is the stereotype of welfare recipients associated with type of welfare state regime? A cross-national meta-regression of the stereotype content model. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 52(4), pp. 201-209. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12843

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Human research ethics committee experiences and views about children’s participation in research : Results from the MESSI Study
Taplin, Stephanie, Chalmers, Jenny, Brown, Judith, Moore, Tim, Graham, Anne and McArthur, Morag. (2022). Human research ethics committee experiences and views about children’s participation in research : Results from the MESSI Study. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 17(1-2), pp. 70-83. https://doi.org/10.1177/15562646211048294

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One ‘welfare recipient’ stereotype or many? Using the stereotype content model to examine the stereotypes of different categories of benefit recipients
Schofield, Timothy, Suomi, Aino and Butterworth, Peter. (2022). One ‘welfare recipient’ stereotype or many? Using the stereotype content model to examine the stereotypes of different categories of benefit recipients. International Journal of Social Welfare. 31(3), pp. 280-290. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijsw.12519

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