Christine Gibson

Christine has significant experience in conducting and managing research activities for a large child welfare agency. She has an extensive background working within various community legal centres and teaching socio-legal practice to Social Work students. Since joining the Australian Centre for Child Protection in 2007, Christine has contributed to a diverse range of projects. Recent research focuses on specialist homelessness services' responses to children, a group-work program for parents whose children have been removed into care and the development of child and family sensitive practice along with several evaluations.
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A focus on children and parenting

The first Australian policy to promote collective responsibility for children’s wellbeing, the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020: Protecting Children is Everyone’s Business, endorses the need for local, state and national agencies, the community service sector and citizens to think and act differently. It...

Homeless children in SA and Together4Kids, specialist children’s therapeutic service

The opportunities presented by the National Affordable Housing Agreement propelled the SA Homelessness Strategy Unit into implementing a range of reforms that built on existing strengths of the specialist homelessness services sector. As a major contribution to homelessness service system reform, SA took the decisive...

The evaluation of the Protecting and Nurturing Children: Building Capacity, Building Bridges initiative

In 2010, the then Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (now the Department of Social Services) funded the Australian Centre for Child Protection (ACCP) to develop and deliver Protecting and Nurturing Children: Building Capacity Building Bridges (BCBB) over three years as an...
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Collaborating to focus on children in Australian social work education

Social work educators across the world are engaged in developing a curriculum that prepares students to be effective practitioners in a range of settings that involve working with children. This paper reflects on collaborative strategies and research that have influenced the child wellbeing content of...

Working together: multi-agency collaboration and child protection on Anangu Pitantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands

The South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) commissioned this report from the Australian Centre for Child Protection in 2008 in response to recommendations made by the Honourable E.P. Mullighan QC in his Commission of Inquiry into child sexual abuse on the Anangu...