Bernadette J. Saunders
Young people with acquired brain injury: preventing entrenchment in the criminal justice system
This report explores whether children and young people with an acquired brain injury might be over-represented in the criminal justice system in Victoria. It also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the current system in responding to the needs of young people with cognitive impairment.
Indigenous children are leaving out-of-home care to uncertain futures. This is the support they need
Little is known about the experiences of Indigenous children in out-of-home care, or the effectiveness of existing services to support their transition to adulthood.
Indigenous care leavers in Australia: a national scoping study
This study, based on focus groups and interviews with 53 representatives of government departments, NGOs and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations across Australia, examined the numbers, needs and outcomes of Indigenous care leavers, and associated program and policy supports.
Indigenous care leavers in Victoria: final report
This report presents the findings of a 14 month exploratory study of Indigenous care leavers in Victoria. The study aimed to examine current leaving care and post-care systems available to Indigenous care leavers, paying particular attention to relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous agencies, and differences...
The role of mass media in facilitating community education
In the second part of their analysis of the role of mass media in child abuse prevention, Bernadette Saunders and Chris Goddard discuss the benefits of mass media programs as a tool to advocate for children's rights and more specifically, to promote awareness of, and...