Helen MacDonald

Discussion paper

'Bad mothers and invisible fathers': parenting in the context of domestic violence

This discussion paper reviews the research on mothering and fathering in the context of domestic violence. It finds that women are often held responsible for the effects of their partner’s domestic violence on their children, while the behaviour of the violent man as a father...

Job network: changing community sector values

David Abello and Helen MacDonald report on a study on the impact of the Job Network on non-profit providers. It finds competition has fostered innovative practices but also introduced conflicts between community sector information sharing and cooperation, and the need to guard market knowledge and...