Fiona Arney

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Last Name: Arney
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Professor Arney is a leading expert in child protection research, resilience and models of parenting and childhood vulnerability. She is particularly interested in preventing child abuse and neglect, and working with families from a range of cultural backgrounds. She has sixteen years research experience in research with children, parents, families and practitioners.

9 November 2016

Examines why a policy and practice disconnect exists when it comes to the safety and well-being of Aboriginal children.

15 September 2016

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse appointed a team of researchers to scope the research design, methodology, cost and governance structure of two studies...

Video lecture/presentation
29 August 2016

Professor Fiona Arney delves into the key message of how paying attention to the needs of children can better support highly effective policy and program implementation in this field.

Journal article
21 March 2016

This paper describes challenges for services seeking to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families who are subject to child protection measures.

17 October 2015

This mixed-methods study aimed to provide in-depth and contextualised data about how services may better support refugee parents to care for their children.

27 August 2015

This paper outlines the contemporary understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle, and reviews the barriers at the policy and practice levels that impede...

Journal article
15 August 2015

Despite over 43,000 children living in out of home care in Australia at June 30, 2014, the decision making processes leading to finding children safe and secure long-term out of home placements...

22 April 2015

South Australia will be the first Australian state to introduce legislation to remove children born to parents convicted of manslaughter or murder and place them under the custody of the relevant...