Sara McLean

15 December 2016

The aim of this paper is to offer some guidance to the management of child protection and related services by drawing on occupational health literature.

14 November 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...

Journal article
1 July 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...

15 June 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...

15 March 2015

A review of the published literature related to the effectiveness and appropriateness of residential care for young children placed into Out of Home Care. 

Discussion paper
4 December 2014

Describing some of the consequences for children's development, this paper discusses fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is a non-diagnostic umbrella term that is used to cover the full range...

Discussion paper
3 December 2014

The aim of this paper is to inform practitioners and other professionals working in a range of fields about the implications of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) for children and their...

Video lecture/presentation
11 September 2014

This presentation discusses a study examining the existing literature on interviews for children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD)

Journal article
26 March 2014

While much is known about the prevalence of behavioural disorders among children in care, little quantitative information exists about which behaviours are problematic for carers.

Journal article
16 September 2013

The aim of this article is to increase awareness amongst child welfare professionals of how prenatal alcohol exposure impacts on children's social development.