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Sara McLean

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0000-0002-2689-892
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University of South Australia
UniSA Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences
Australian Centre for Child Protection (UniSA)

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Research report

15 Dec 2016

Frontline child protection work is highly stressful, emotionally taxing and, at times, can result in secondary trauma. Additionally, statutory child protection organisations consistently experience high turnover and staff shortages, creating adverse workplace cultures and extra stress for their...

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Discussion paper

14 Dec 2016

Frontline child protection work is highly stressful, emotionally taxing and, at times, can result in secondary trauma. Additionally, statutory child protection organisations consistently experience high turnover and staff shortages, creating adverse workplace cultures and extra stress for their...

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Guide

14 Nov 2016

Practitioners supporting children in out-of-home care are often faced with making difficult decisions about children’s needs. These decisions include where the child will live and how often a child has contact with their family of origin. Children’s attachment needs are one of the factors that...

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Journal article

01 Jul 2016

Residential group-care workers have a critical role to play in recognizing mental health problems amongst children in their care. However, little is known about the extent to which workers recognize and respond to mental health and behavioral concerns.

A sample of 124 residential group...

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Article

15 Jun 2016

This practice paper provides an overview of what we know from research about cognitive development in children who have experienced trauma, and provides principles to support effective practice responses to those children’s trauma.

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Children in care experience symptoms...

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Research report

15 Mar 2015

The Australian Centre for Child Protection in Adelaide was commissioned by the Child and Family Welfare Association South Australia (CAFWA-SA) to review the published literature related to the effectiveness and appropriateness of residential care for young children placed into Out of Home Care...

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Discussion paper

04 Dec 2014

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is a non-diagnostic umbrella term that is used to cover the full range of possible birth defects and developmental issues that can be caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. This paper describes some of these consequences for children's development and may...

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Discussion paper

03 Dec 2014

This paper reviews the research and current policy surrounding prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Alcohol use during pregnancy is linked to a spectrum of adverse fetal outcomes. This spectrum of abnormalities is collectively termed fetal alcohol spectrum...

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Video lecture/presentation

11 Sep 2014

This presentation discusses a study examining the existing literature on interviews for children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD). Importantly to the child protection context, FASD is likely to be over-represented and can have important implications for family support. This study identified a...

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Journal article

26 Mar 2014

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Children placed in care because of abuse or neglect can display a range of challenging behaviours that can be difficult for foster carers to manage. While much is known about the prevalence of behavioural disorders among children in care, little quantitative information exists...

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