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Protect and Respect the Child



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Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia
Building 70
Monash University
Clayton Campus
VIC 3800
Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9902 4486
Email: capra@monash.edu

Protect and Respect the Child

Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia is a strategic collaboration between the Australian Childhood Foundation and the Monash Injury Research Institute, Monash University.
Purpose: To make children safe
How: We develop evidence to support policy and practice, and material to educate the community on how to identify and deal with child abuse.

 


 

 Research

Among the top ten most downloaded papers in Child Abuse Review, 2012: Goddard, C. and Liddell, M., Child Abuse Fatalities and the Media: Lessons from a case study.


2014

 

Report

Broadley, K., Goddard, C., Tucci, J. (2014). They count for nothing: Poor child protection statistics are a barrier to a child-centred national framework (pdf 2.06mb) Australian Childhood Foundation and Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia (CAPRA)

Journal articles

Bessant, J., & Broadley, K. (2014). Saying and Doing: Child Protective Services and participation in decision-making. International Journal of Children’s Rights, 22(4), 710-729.

Broadley, K., Goddard, C. (2014). A Public Health Approach to Child Protection: Why Data Matter. Children Australia.

Broadley, K. (2014). Equipping child protection practitioners to intervene to protect children from cumulative harm: Legislation and policy in Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 49(3), 265-284.

Siebler, P., Goddard, C. (2014). Parents' Perspectives of their Children's Reactions to an Australian Military DeploymentChildren Australia, 39, 17-24.

 

Mudaly, N., Graham. A., Lewis, N. (2014). "It takes me a little longer to get angry now": Homeless children traumatised by family violence reflect on an animal therapy group. Children Australia, 39, 42-48.

Othman, S., Goddard, C., & Piterman, L. Victims' barriers to discussing domestic violence in clinical consultations: A qualitative enquiry. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, May 2014; vol. 29, 8:1497-1513.

 

Fraser, J., Sidebotham, P., Frederick, J., Covington, T., Mitchell EA. (2014).Learning from child death review in the USA, England, Australia, and New Zealand. The Lancet, vol. 384, 894-903.

Book chapter

Goddard, C., Hunt, S., Broadley, K., Dibben, M., Frederick, J., Mudaly, N., & Newton, R. (2014). Silencing of Children in Australia. In J. R. Conte (Ed.), Child Abuse and Neglect Worldwide (Vol. II: Global responses to child maltreatment): Praeger Publishers.

 Book cover

Afandi, M. (2014). Islam dan Wacana Kontemporer tentang Perlindungan Anak di Indonesia. In S.R. Dzuhayatin, L. Marcous-Natsir, M. Isnanto, Menuju Hukum Keluarga Progresive, Responsive Gender, dan Akomodatif Hak Anak (pp.345-358). Yogyakarta: Suka Press, PSW UIN Sunan Kalijaga, and the Asia Foundation.

Submission

National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention - 2014 mentioned in The Australian Human Rights Commission. (2014). The Forgotten Children. National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention. Sydney.

Conference

Professor Goddard (Invited Speaker) at Youth, Technology and Virtual Communities Conference, April 28-30, 2014. Bond University, Gold Coast Australia.

Hunt, S., Goddard, C., Cooper, J., Littlechild, B., Raynes, B., & Wild, J. (2014). Managing trauma in child protection workers: The role of supervision in caring for workers. Paper presented at the Childhood Trauma Conference, Melbourne.

2013

 

Journal article

Frederick, J., Goddard, C., & Oxley, J. (2013) What is the 'dark figure' of child homicide and how can it be addressed in Australia? International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion,20(3):209-17.

Conferences

 

reconstruct

Professor Chris Goddard (Invited speaker)at the Reconstruct Professional Judgement Conference in London, 26th September 2013

ytvcc

Professor Chris Goddard (Invited speaker)at the Youth, Technology and Virtual Communities Conference, April 29-May 1 2013, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia.

 Symposiu Mauritius

Professor Chris Goddard and Dr Neerosh Mudaly (Invited speakers) at a symposium on the prevention of incest and pedophilia on 8-9 April 2013 in Mauritius.

Submissions

Transcript from the Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Organisations By Professor Chris Goddard

Submission to the Inquiry into the Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (National Children's Commissioner) Bill 2012 By Dr Rebecca Newton and Professor Chris Goddard

Submission to the Protecting Victoria's Vulnerable Children Inquiry By Professor Chris Goddard, Dr Neerosh Mudaly and Dr John Frederick

An Act for Compliance, or an Act for Children?

By Professor Chris Goddard and Dr Rebecca Newton

A Submission in relation to the Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010; A Bill for an Act to Establish an Independent Office of the Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People, and for related purposes.

  
Reports

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"It takes me a little longer to get angry now"

By Dr Neerosh Mudaly

Appeal on now to further this important work. More information here.

A preliminary evaluation of an animal-assisted education and therapy group. The full evaluation has been funded by PETstock Foundation.

Advocacy

CAPRA cited in:

mcglade McGlade, H. (2012). Our greatest challenge: Aboriginal children and human rights. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.

Book cover

Foster, C., & Kennedy, P. (2012) Hell on the way to Heaven.Sydney. Bantam.

In the News

February 21 2015
The Age
Chris Goddard mentioned in:
Synagogue slammed for abuse silence

February 16 2015
Al Jazeera
Chris Goddard mentioned in:
Child sex abuse and Australia's institutions

January 9 2015
Monash University Institute of Graduate Research
Susan Hunt mentioned in:
PhD projects presented at international forum
December 14 2014
The Daily Telegraph
Chris Goddard mentioned in:
Child death cover-up: How child protection system left Peanut, 2, to die at home

September 29 2014
The Age
Opinion piece: Chris Goddard
Beth's story: a church sex abuse case study in 'secondary victimisation'

September 24 2014
The Age
Chris Goddard mentioned in:
Church sex abuse survivor Beth Heinrich appears at Royal Commission

September 5 2014
onmedica
Review of journal article:
Fraser, J., Sidebotham, P., Frederick, J., Covington, T., Mitchell EA. (2014).Learning from child death review in the USA, England, Australia, and New Zealand. The Lancet, vol. 384, 894-903.

March 16 2014
The Telegraph
Chris Goddard mentioned in:
Man who decked convicted child killer Brett Peter Cowan over a workplace dispute is still paying compensation to the serial paedophile

March 12 2014
The Herald Sun
Chris Goddard mentioned in:
Shocking blowout for children in crisis

February 25 2014
The Age
Linda Briskman & Chris Goddard opinion piece:
Australia trafficks and abuses asylum seeker children

February 8 2014
The Australian
Chris Goddard mentioned in:
Salvos remember kids too late

January 25 2014
The Australian
Chris Goddard mentioned in:
Ideology of family support for our vulnerable children not enough

November 15 2013
The Age
Chris Goddard quoted in:
Abbott's new world order

October 29 2013
The Herald Sun
Chris Goddard quoted in:
University Hill centre management demand answers over sex offenders tests

July 15 2013
The Drum
Chris Goddard quoted in:
Our fear of adoptions is hurting vulnerable children

May 31 2013
The Australian
Neerosh Mudaly quoted in:
Old friends, new tricks
May 30 2013
The Herald Sun
Neerosh Mudaly quoted in:
Furry angels help children to heal after abuse

May 13 2013
The Australian
Chris Goddard quoted in:
UK church orders abuse inquiry

April 22 2013
The Australian
Chris Goddard mentioned in:
Curtin Immigration Detention Centre to reopen for children

April 14 2013
Attitudes
Chris Goddard and Neerosh Mudaly quoted in:
Abus sexuels sur les enfants: Briser le silence

April 14 2013
lemauricien.com
Chris Goddard and Neerosh Mudaly quoted in:
RENCONTRE AVEC CHRIS GODDARD : Propos d'experts australiens sur le "child abuse"

February 1 2013
lemauricien.com
Chris Goddard mentioned in:
SYMPOSIUM: To deal with incest and pedophilia

November 12 2012
The Age
Chris Goddard opinion piece:
World wide web of abuse

November 5 2012
The Herald Sun
Chris Goddard quoted in:
Victoria needs a law to ensure teacher texts to children are also sent to their parents

October 31 2012
Chris Goddard announced as member of the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry
Advisory group members announced

October 24 2012
The Herald Sun
Chris Goddard quoted in:
School shame hidden as Victorian teachers quietly dismissed over misconduct including sexual abuse of students
October 20 2012
Coburg Atheist
Chris Goddard quoted in:
Inquiry into Abuse by Priests in Australia

October 19 2012
The Age
Chris Goddard quoted in:
Catholic clergy the worst abusers, inquiry told

October 17 2012
The Australian
Chris Goddard mentioned in:
Child abuse inquiry faces a long delay

August 10 2012
The Herald Sun
Chris Goddard quoted in:
Victorian teacher jailed for seven years for sexually abusing a student from when she was 12
June 25 2012
The Age
Hell on Earth