Daryl John Higgins


Contact categoryResearcher
Job titleProfessor and Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies
Research instituteInstitute of Child Protection Studies
Non-faculty

Research outputs

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. pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-021-01309-0

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The ethics of child maltreatment surveys in relation to participant distress : Implications of social science evidence, ethical guidelines, and law
Matthews, Ben, Macmillan, Harriet L., Meinck, Franziska, Finkelhor, David, Haslam, Divna, Tonmyr, Lil, Gonzalez, Andrea, Afifi, Tracie O., Scott, James G., Pacella, Rosana E., Higgins, Daryl J., Thomas, Hannah, Collin-Vézina, Delphine and Walsh, Kerryann. (2022). The ethics of child maltreatment surveys in relation to participant distress : Implications of social science evidence, ethical guidelines, and law. Child Abuse and Neglect. 123, p. Article 105424. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105424

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The Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS) : Protocol for a national survey of the prevalence of child abuse and neglect, associated mental disorders and physical health problems, and burden of disease
Mathews, Ben, Pacella, Rosana, Dunne, Michael, Scott, James, Finkelhor, David, Meinck, Franziska, Higgins, Daryl J., Erskine, Holly, Thomas, Hannah J., Haslam, Divna, Tran, Nam, Le, Ha, Honey, Nikki, Kellard, Karen and Lawrence, David. (2021). The Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS) : Protocol for a national survey of the prevalence of child abuse and neglect, associated mental disorders and physical health problems, and burden of disease. BMJ Open. 11(5), p. Article e047074. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047074

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Effective delivery methods and teaching strategies for child sexual abuse prevention : A rapid evidence check
Trew, Sebastian, Russell, Douglas, Higgins, Daryl and Walsh, Kerryann. (2021). Effective delivery methods and teaching strategies for child sexual abuse prevention : A rapid evidence check Canberra, ACT: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University. https://doi.org/10.26199/rdbq-xm46

Report

Vulnerable yet forgotten? A systematic review identifying the lack of evidence for effective suicide interventions for young people in contact with child protection systems
Russell, Douglas, Trew, Sebastian and Higgins, Daryl John. (2021). Vulnerable yet forgotten? A systematic review identifying the lack of evidence for effective suicide interventions for young people in contact with child protection systems. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 91(5), pp. 647-659. https://doi.org/10.1037/ort0000555

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Experiences of people with mental ill-health involved in family court or child protection processes : A rapid evidence review
Higgins, Daryl, McDougall, James, Trew, Sebastian and Suomi, Aino. (2021). Experiences of people with mental ill-health involved in family court or child protection processes : A rapid evidence review Melbourne, Victoria: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University. https://doi.org/10.24268/acu.8w64y

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How COVID-19 is placing vulnerable children at riskand why we need a new approach to child welfare
Herrenkohl, Todd I., Scott, Debbie, Higgins, Daryl J., Klika, J. Bart and Lonne, Bob. (2021). How COVID-19 is placing vulnerable children at riskand why we need a new approach to child welfare. Child Maltreatment. 26(1), pp. 9-16. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559520963916

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Gender diversity and safety climate perceptions in schools and other youth-serving organisations
Russell, Douglas H., Anderson, Joel R., Riggs, Damien W., Ullman, Jacqueline and Higgins, Daryl J.. (2020). Gender diversity and safety climate perceptions in schools and other youth-serving organisations. Children and Youth Services Review. 117, p. 105334. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105334

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Preventing child sexual abuse: A systematic review of interventions and their efficacy in developing countries
Russell, D., Higgins, D. and Posso, A.. (2020). Preventing child sexual abuse: A systematic review of interventions and their efficacy in developing countries. Child Abuse and Neglect. 102(April 2020), pp. 1 - 14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104395

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Service system responses to children and young people in the statutory child protection system who have experienced or witnessed family violence
Cahill, Alex, Stewart, Jacqueline and Higgins, Daryl. (2020). Service system responses to children and young people in the statutory child protection system who have experienced or witnessed family violence Australia: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University. https://doi.org/10.26199/5e2fc4dd37b96

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Reconstructing the workforce within public health protective systems : Improving resilience, retention, service responsiveness and outcomes
Lonne, Bob, Higgins, Daryl, Herrenkohl, Todd I. and Scott, Debbie. (2020). Reconstructing the workforce within public health protective systems : Improving resilience, retention, service responsiveness and outcomes. Child Abuse and Neglect. 110, p. Article 104191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104191

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Safeguarding capabilities in preventing child sexual abuse : Exploratory factor analysis of a scale measuring safeguarding capabilities in youth-serving organizations workers
Russell, Douglas and Higgins, Daryl. (2020). Safeguarding capabilities in preventing child sexual abuse : Exploratory factor analysis of a scale measuring safeguarding capabilities in youth-serving organizations workers. Child Maltreatment. 25(2), pp. 233-242. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559519870253

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Youth-serving organization safety risks and the situational prevention approach
Kaufman, Keith, Erooga, Marcus, Higgins, Daryl and Zatkin, Judith. (2019). Youth-serving organization safety risks and the situational prevention approach. In In Lonne, Bob, Scott, Deb, Higgins, Daryl and Herrenkohl, Todd I. (Ed.). Re-visioning public health approaches for protecting children pp. 165-180 Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05858-6_11

Book chapter

New directions for public health approaches : Key themes and issues
Herrenkohl, Todd I., Lonne, Bob, Scott, Debbie and Higgins, Daryl. (2019). New directions for public health approaches : Key themes and issues. In In Lonne, Bob, Scott, Deb, Higgins, Daryl and Herrenkohl, Todd I. (Ed.). Re-visioning public health approaches for protecting children pp. 487-499 Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05858-6_28

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Families – Private and sacred : How to raise the curtain and implement family support from a public health perspective
Higgins, Daryl, Sanders, Matthew, Lonne, Bob and Richardson, Dominic. (2019). Families – Private and sacred : How to raise the curtain and implement family support from a public health perspective. In In Lonne, Bob, Scott, Deb, Higgins, Daryl and Herrenkohl, Todd I. (Ed.). Re-visioning public health approaches for protecting children pp. 127-143 Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05858-6_9

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The successes and limitations of contemporary approaches to child protection
Higgins, Daryl, Lonne, Bob, Herrenkohl, Todd I. and Scott, Debbie. (2019). The successes and limitations of contemporary approaches to child protection. In In Lonne, Bob, Scott, Deb, Higgins, Daryl and Herrenkohl, Todd I. (Ed.). Re-visioning public health approaches for protecting children pp. 3-17 Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05858-6_1

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Keeping our eye on sex, power, relationships, and institutional contexts in preventing institutional child sexual abuse
Higgins, Daryl and Moore, Tim. (2019). Keeping our eye on sex, power, relationships, and institutional contexts in preventing institutional child sexual abuse. In In Bryce, India, Robinson, Yolande and Petherick, Wayne (Ed.). Child abuse and neglect : Forensic issues in evidence, impact and management pp. 45-62 Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-815344-4.00003-9

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Safety survey data from Victorian youth-serving organisations: Survey data from workers, young people, and organisational leaders’ self-reflections after implementing the Victorian Child Safe Standards
Russell, Douglas, Higgins, Daryl J. and Stewart, Jacqui. (2019). Safety survey data from Victorian youth-serving organisations: Survey data from workers, young people, and organisational leaders’ self-reflections after implementing the Victorian Child Safe Standards Australia: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University. https://doi.org/10.26199/5e27ad866a7c7

Report

Protecting children from abuse in organisations needs leadership and cultural change
Higgins, Daryl J.. (2017). Protecting children from abuse in organisations needs leadership and cultural change The Conversation. https://doi.org/10.24268/fhs.8341

Other

Adverse childhood experiences, non-response and loss to follow-up: Findings from a prospective birth cohort and recommendations for addressing missing data
Doidge, James C., Edwards, Ben, Higgins, Daryl and Segal, Leonie. (2017). Adverse childhood experiences, non-response and loss to follow-up: Findings from a prospective birth cohort and recommendations for addressing missing data. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies. 8(4), pp. 382 - 400. https://doi.org/10.14301/llcs.v8i4.414

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Economic predictors of child maltreatment in an Australian population-based birth cohort
Doidge, James C., Higgins, Daryl J., Delfabbro, Paul, Edwards, Ben, Vassallo, Suzanne, Toumbourou, John W. and Segal, Leonie. (2017). Economic predictors of child maltreatment in an Australian population-based birth cohort. Children and Youth Services Review. 72, pp. 14 - 25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.10.012

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Risk factors for child maltreatment in an Australian population-based birth cohort
Doidge, James C., Higgins, Daryl J., Delfabbro, Paul and Segal, Leonie. (2017). Risk factors for child maltreatment in an Australian population-based birth cohort. Child Abuse and Neglect. 64, pp. 47 - 60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.12.002

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Public health models for preventing child maltreatment: Applications from the field of injury prevention
Scott, Debbie, Lonne, Bob and Higgins, Daryl. (2016). Public health models for preventing child maltreatment: Applications from the field of injury prevention. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse. 17(4), pp. 408 - 419. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524838016658877

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How can child welfare and youth-serving organisations keep children safe?
Higgins, Daryl J., Kaufman, Keith and Erooga, Marcus. (2016). How can child welfare and youth-serving organisations keep children safe? Developing Practice.

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Conceptualising the prevention of child sexual abuse
Quadara, Antonia, Nagy, Vicky, Higgins, Daryl and Siegel, Natalie. (2015). Conceptualising the prevention of child sexual abuse Australia: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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A public health approach to enhancing safe and supportive family environments for children
Higgins, Daryl J.. (2015). A public health approach to enhancing safe and supportive family environments for children. Family Matters. 96, pp. 39 - 52.

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The Stronger Families in Australia (SFIA) study: Phase 2
Edwards, Ben, Mullan, Killian, Katz, Lian and Higgins, Daryl. (2014). The Stronger Families in Australia (SFIA) study: Phase 2 Australia: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Complex family issues: Collective awareness, common narratives and coordinated approaches to promoting resilience
Hayes, Alan and Higgins, Daryl. (2014). Complex family issues: Collective awareness, common narratives and coordinated approaches to promoting resilience. In In A. Hayes and D. Higgins (Ed.). Families, policy and the law: Selected essays on contemporary issues for Australia pp. 299 - 303 Australian Government, Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Book chapter

Weaving a common narrative: An introduction to essays on families, policy and the law in Australia
Hayes, Alan and Higgins, Daryl. (2014). Weaving a common narrative: An introduction to essays on families, policy and the law in Australia. In Families, policy and the law: Selected essays on contemporary issues for Australia pp. 1 - 4 Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Past adoption practices: Implications for current interventions
Higgins, Daryl. (2014). Past adoption practices: Implications for current interventions. 36(4), pp. 8 - 11.

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Contemporary issues in child protection intake, referral and family support
Bromfield, Leah, Arney, Fiona and Higgins, Daryl. (2014). Contemporary issues in child protection intake, referral and family support. In In A. Hayes and D. Higgins (Ed.). Families, policy and the law: Selected essays on contemporary issues for Australia pp. 121 - 129 Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Reform, (r)evolution and lingering Effects: Family policies in Australia
Higgins, Daryl J.. (2014). Reform, (r)evolution and lingering Effects: Family policies in Australia. In In M. Robila (Ed.). Handbook of family policies across the globe pp. 335 - 353 Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6771-7_22

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Past adoption practices: Key messages for service delivery responses and current policies
Kenny, Pauline and Higgins, Daryl. (2014). Past adoption practices: Key messages for service delivery responses and current policies. In In A. Hayes and D. Higgins (Ed.). Families, policy and the law: Selected essays on contemporary issues for Australia pp. 29 - 38 Australian Government, Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Multi-type maltreatment and polyvictimisation: A comparison of two research frameworks
Price-Robertson, Rhys, Higgins, Daryl J. and Vassallo, Suzanne. (2013). Multi-type maltreatment and polyvictimisation: A comparison of two research frameworks. Family Matters. 93, pp. 84 - 98.

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Past adoption experiences: Impacts, insights and implications for policy and practice
Kenny, Pauline, Higgins, Daryl, Sweid, Reem and Soloff, Carol. (2013). Past adoption experiences: Impacts, insights and implications for policy and practice. Children and Families Australia. 7(1), pp. 35 - 46.

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Past adoption experiences: Impacts, insights and implications for policy and practice
Kenny, Pauline, Higgins, Daryl, Sweid, Reem and Soloff, Carol. (2013). Past adoption experiences: Impacts, insights and implications for policy and practice. Communities, Children and Families. 7(1), pp. 35 - 46.

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Families make all the difference: Helping kids to grow and learn
Baxter, Jennifer, Higgins, Daryl J. and Hayes, Alan. (2012). Families make all the difference: Helping kids to grow and learn. Family Matters. 90, pp. 98 - 105.

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Child abuse and neglect in Australia's Northern Territory: The Northern Territory Emergency Response
Higgins, Daryl and Scott, Debbie. (2012). Child abuse and neglect in Australia's Northern Territory: The Northern Territory Emergency Response. In In H. Dubowitz (Ed.). World perspectives on child abuse pp. 69 - 75 International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

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Contemporary militant extremism: A linguistic approach to scale development
Stankov, Lazar, Higgins, D., Saucier, Gerard and Knezevic, Goran. (2012). Contemporary militant extremism: A linguistic approach to scale development. In In G. J. Boyle, Donald H. Saklofske and G. Matthews (Ed.). Psychological Assessment pp. 41 - 67 SAGE Publications Inc..

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Protecting children: Evolving systems
Higgins, Daryl. (2011). Protecting children: Evolving systems. Family Matters.

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Unfit mothers... Unjust practices?: Key issues from Australian research on the impact of past adoption practices
Higgins, Daryl J.. (2011). Unfit mothers... Unjust practices?: Key issues from Australian research on the impact of past adoption practices. Family Matters. 87(1), pp. 56 - 67.

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Contemporary militant extremism: A linguistic approach to scale development
Stankov, Lazar, Higgins, D., Saucier, G. and Kneszevic, G. (2010). Contemporary militant extremism: A linguistic approach to scale development. Psychological Assessment. 22(2), pp. 246 - 258. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0017372

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