Morag McArthur

Literature review

Effective interventions for working with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

This literature review was commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA). The aim of the review is to assess the current state of evidence about what interventions are most effective in working with young people who are homeless...

Experiences and aspirations of younger mothers

This qualitative research study explores the experiences of 49 younger mothers, who were below the age of 25 when they had their first child and in receipt of Centrelink income support payments. The findings show that younger mothers aspire to complete education or training, find...
Briefing paper

Recruiting and retaining foster carers

The ICPS Research to Practice Series links the findings of research undertaken by the Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University, to the development of policy and practice in the area of child, youth and family welfare. This issue explores what works to help...

Safe and sound: the safety of young people in residential care

This research report presents the findings of a study that explored the safety of young people in residential care. Commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, this study aimed to understand what young people believe institutions are doing to identify...

Refugee communities intercultural dialogue: building relationships, building communities

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; and included interviews with families with a refugee background; and a national online survey of Commonwealth funded service providers supporting refugee families...