Prof Fiona Arney's publications


Books

Fiona Arney and Dorothy Scott (eds) (2013) Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.

Fiona Arney and Dorothy Scott (eds) (2010) Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.

Book chapters

Fiona Arney, A Chong and K McGuinness (2013) ‘The power of family – supporting family decision making approaches with Aboriginal families to promote the safety and wellbeing of children’ in F Arney and D Scott (eds) Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.

Fiona Arney's book covers

Fiona Arney, L Bromfield, R Mildon, C Gibson, A Shlonsky and V Lagioia (2013) ‘Spreading and implementing promising approaches’ in F Arney and D Scott (eds) Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.

K Lewig, F Arney, M Salveron and M Barredo (2013) ‘Parenting in a new culture: working with refugee families’ in F Arney and D Scott (eds) Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.

M Salveron and F Arney (2013) ‘Understanding the journey of parents whose children are in out-of-home care’ in F Arney and D Scott (eds) Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.

G Vimpani, D Scott and F Arney (2013) ‘Think child, think family, think community’ in F Arney and D Scott (eds) Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.

R Mildon, L Bromfield, F Arney, K Lewig, A Michaux and G Antcliff (2012) ‘Facilitating evidence-informed practice: participatory knowledge translation and exchange’ in K Dill and W Shera (eds) Implementing evidence-informed practice: international perspectives, Canadian Scholars’ Press, Toronto, pp 173–189.

B Daniel, S Vincent, E Farrall and Fiona Arney (2011) ‘Wie lässt sich das Resilienzkonzept bei gefährdeten Kindern einsetzen?’ in M Zander (ed) Handbuch Resilienzförderung, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, pp 102–132.

Fiona Arney, K Bowering, A Chong, V Healy and B Volkmer (2010) ‘Sustained nurse home visiting with families of Aboriginal children’ in F Arney and D Scott (eds) Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp 109–134.

Fiona Arney, R Lange and C Zufferey (2010) ‘Responding to parents with complex needs who come into contact with child protection services’ in F Arney and D Scott (eds) Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp 187–208.

Fiona Arney, K Lewig, L Bromfield and P Holzer (2010) ‘Using evidence-informed practice to support vulnerable families’ in F Arney and D Scott (eds) Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp 247–274.

Fiona Arney, K Lewig, M Salveron, H McLaren, C Gibson and D Scott (2010) ‘Spreading promising ideas and innovations in child and family services’ in F Arney and D Scott (eds) Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp 275–293.

E Farrall and Fiona Arney (2010) ‘Harnessing “resilience” when working with children and families: pathways and priorities for contemporary practice’ in F Arney and D Scott (eds) Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp 49–70.

K Lewig, Fiona Arney, M Salveron and M Barredo (2010) ‘Parenting in a new culture: working with refugee families’ in F Arney and D Scott (eds) Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp 157–186.

M Salveron, Fiona Arney and K Lewig (2010) ‘Supporting parents whose children are in out-of-home care’ in F Arney and D Scott (eds) Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp 227–246.

G Vimpani, D Scott and Fiona Arney (2010) ‘Think child, think family, think community’ in F Arney and D Scott (eds) Working with vulnerable families: a partnership approach, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp 7–28.

Journal articles

M Buckskin, J Ah Kit, K Glover, A Mitchell, R Miller, D Weetra, J Wiebe, J Yelland, J Newbury, J Robinson, F Arney, G Stamp and S Brown (submitted) ‘Aboriginal families study: inviting women to tell their pregnancy story’, BMC Public Health.

F Arney (2010) ‘Promoting the wellbeing of young Aboriginal children’, Public Health Bulletin SA, 7(3): 23–27.

K Lewig, D Scott, P Holzer, F Arney, C Humphreys and L Bromfield (2010) ‘The role of research in child protection policy reform: a case study of South Australia’, Evidence and Policy, 6(4): 461–482.

K Lewig, F Arney and M Salveron (2010) ‘Challenges to parenting in a new culture: implications for child and family welfare’, Evaluation and Program Planning, 33(3): 324–332.

F Arney, C Zufferey and R Lange (2010) ‘“Mental health is one issue. The child is another issue. Issues bounce back and clash against each other”: facilitating collaboration between child protection and mental health services’, Communities, Children and Families Australia, 5(1): 21–34.

C Humphreys, P Holzer, D Scott, F Arney, L Bromfield, D Higgins and K Lewig, (2010) ‘The planets aligned? Is child protection policy reform good luck or good management?’, Australian Journal of Social Work, 63(2): 145–163.

M Salveron, K Lewig and F Arney (2009) ‘Parenting groups for parents whose children are in care’, Child Abuse Review, 18(4): 267–288.

F Arney, L Bromfield, K Lewig and P Holzer (2009) ‘Integrating strategies for delivering evidence-informed practice’, Evidence and Policy, 5(2): 179–191.

F Arney, K McGuinness and G Robinson (2009) ‘In the best interests of the child? Determining the effects of the Northern Territory Emergency Response on child safety and wellbeing’, Law in Context, 27(2): 42–57.

F Arney, H Rogers, P Baghurst, M Sawyer and M Prior (2007) ‘The reliability and validity of the Parenting Scale for Australian mothers of preschool-aged children’, Australian Journal of Psychology, 60(1): 44–52.

M Salveron, F Arney and D Scott (2006) ‘Sowing the seeds of innovation: ideas for child and family services’, Family Matters, 73: 39–45.

K Lewig, F Arney and D Scott (2006) ‘Closing the research-policy and research-practice gaps: ideas for child and family services’, Family Matters, 74: 12–19.

L Miller-Lewis, P Baghurst, M Sawyer, M Prior, J Clark, F Arney and J Carbone (2006) ‘Early childhood externalising behaviour problems: child, parenting, and family-related predictors over time’, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 34(6): 886–901.

MG Sawyer, JM Rey, FM Arney, JN Whitham, JJ Clark and PA Baghurst (2004) ‘Use of health and school-based services in Australia by young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder’, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 3(11): 1355–1363.

NJ Spurrier, R Staugas, MG Sawyer, MA Wakefield, RE Ruffin, J Jureidini, F Arney and P Baghurst (2003) ‘Health service use by children with asthma over a six month period’, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 39(1): 15–21.

BW Graetz, MG Sawyer, P Hazell, F Arney and P Baghurst (2001) ‘Validity of DSM-IV ADHD subtypes in a nationally representative sample of Australian children and adolescents’, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40(12): 1410–1417.

MG Sawyer, FM Arney, PA Baghurst, JJ Clark, BW Graetz, RJ Kosky, B Nurcombe, GC Patton, MR Prior, B Raphael, J Rey, LC Whaites and S Zubrick (2001) ‘The mental health of young people in Australia: key findings from the child and adolescent component of the National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 35: 806–814.

MG Sawyer, RJ Kosky, BW Graetz, F Arney, SR Zubrick and P Baghurst (2000) ‘The National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being: the child and adolescent component’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 34: 214–220.

Other articles, reports and reviews

F Arney and S Brooke (2013) Evaluation of the Holding Children Together service in Alice Springs, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin.

K Battye, F Arney and L Roufeil (2013) Evaluation of a therapeutic intervention in a remote Aboriginal community: cross agencies’ perspective – a report for the Women’s and Children’s Health Network, South Australian Health, Government of South Australia, Kris Battye Consulting Pty Limited, Orange, NSW.

F Arney, K McGuinness and M Westby (2012) Report on the implementation of family group conferencing with Aboriginal families in Alice Springs, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin.

K McGuinness and F Arney (2012) Foster and kinship care recruitment campaign literature review, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin.

F Arney, K McGuinness and M Salveron (2012) Community education and social marketing literature review, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin.

K McGuinness, F Arney and M Westby (2011) Evaluation of the Mobile Child Protection Team final report, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin.

F Arney and M Westby (2011) Review of the men’s places, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin.

SR Silburn, G Robinson, F Arney, K Johnstone and K McGuinness (2011) Early childhood development in the NT: issues to be addressed, Early Childhood Series no 1, Northern Territory Government, Darwin.

SR Silburn, G Nutton, F Arney and B Moss (2011) The first five years: starting early, Early Childhood Series no 2, Northern Territory Government, Darwin.

G Robinson, SR Silburn and F Arney (2011) A population approach to early childhood services: implementation for outcomes, Early Childhood Series no 3, Northern Territory Government, Darwin.

G Robinson, SR Silburn and F Arney (2011) The value of investment in the early years: balancing the costs of childhood services, Early Childhood Series no 4, Northern Territory Government, Darwin.

F Arney and L Bromfield (2010) ‘An integrated framework for child safety and wellbeing in the Northern Territory’ in H Bath, M Bamblett and R Roseby, Growing them strong, together: report of the Board of Inquiry into Child Protection in the Northern Territory, Northern Territory Government, Darwin.

F Arney (2010) ‘Enhancing the service system to support families in the Northern Territory’ in H Bath, M Bamblett and R Roseby, Growing them strong, together: report of the Board of Inquiry into Child Protection in the Northern Territory, Northern Territory Government, Darwin.

G Robinson, S Silburn, F Arney and L Gawa (2010) Effective integration of services for children and families: making it happen. Symposium report, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin.

Lewig, K., Arney, F., & Salveron, M. (2009) The Working with Refugee Families Project, Australian Centre for Child Protection, Adelaide.

H Wilson, R Miller, F Arney, S Brown, K Glover and G Stamp (2009) Aboriginal families study: final report on the community consultation, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne.

L Bromfield and F Arney (2008) Developing a road map for research: identifying priorities for a national child protection research agenda, issues paper no 28, Australian Institute of Family Studies.

P Holzer, K Lewig, L Bromfield and F Arney (2008) Research use in the Australian child and family welfare sector, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne.

A Crettenden and F Arney (2008) Evaluation of the Counting the Kids brokerage fund, Australian Centre for Child Protection, Adelaide.

DA Scott, M Salveron, E Reimer, S Nichols, L Sivak and F Arney (2007) Positive partnerships with parents of young children, ARACY, West Perth.

M Sawyer and F Arney (2001) ‘Depression in childhood’, New Ethics Journal, May, pp 65–70.

M Sawyer and F Arney (2000) ‘Depression in childhood’, Current Therapeutics, September, pp 57–61.

MG Sawyer, FM Arney, PA Baghurst, JJ Clark, BW Graetz, RJ Kosky, B Nurcombe, GC Patton, MR Prior, B Raphael, J Rey, LC Whaites and S Zubrick (2000) The mental health of young people in Australia: child and adolescent component of the National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being, Department of Health and Aged Care, Canberra.

Selected conference presentations

F Arney (2012) ‘Using implementation science as a lens for policy, programs and evaluation in child and family services’ in T Blakemore, P Crofts, M Esler, J Evans, J Geggie, T Kerr and J StGeorge (eds) Outreach and integration in family services: enhancing the capacity of the NGO sector – Colloquium report, 2011, University of Newcastle, Newcastle.

F Arney, ‘Implementation in complex environments: the relevance and application of implementation models for programs supporting Aboriginal families involved with the child protection system in the Northern Territory’, Australian Implementation Conference, Melbourne, October 2012.

F Arney, ‘Indigenous service delivery in response to research’, panel chair, Family Relationship Services Australia Conference, Gold Coast, November 2012.

F Arney, ‘Facilitated panel discussion for delegates interested in developing research and evaluation projects with practise and academic partners’, panel member, Family Relationship Services Australia Conference, Gold Coast, November 2012.

F Arney, ‘The impact of stress in early childhood on health and mental health, and strategies to prevent long term harm’, keynote presentation, 16th Chronic Diseases Network Conference, Darwin, September 2012.

A Turner, R Donnelly, G Hawke, E Greenwood and F Arney, ‘Arntwirrke-tyeke ampe mape apurtele: holding children together’, NTCOSS Conference 2012, Alice Springs, May 2012.

F Arney and K McGuinness, ‘Learning by doing: evaluating the Family Group Conferencing Pilot for Aboriginal children in Alice Springs’, Child Protection in Australia and New Zealand – Issues and Challenges for Judicial Administration Conference, Brisbane, May 2011.

F Arney, ‘Progress on the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children: filling the research gaps and performance and data working groups’, Coalition of Organisations Committed to the Safety and Wellbeing of Australia’s Children Forum, Melbourne, June 2011.

F Arney, ‘Child-focused, family-centred approaches: making it happen’, NTCOSS Child Wellbeing Forum, Darwin and Alice Springs, June 2011.

F Arney, ‘Implementation science as an organising lens’, keynote presentation, Outreach and Integration in Family Services Colloquium, Newcastle, October 2011.

F Arney, ‘Supporting the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and their families’, keynote presentation, GP11 – The Conference of General Practice, Hobart, October 2011.

F Arney, ‘Preventing child abuse and neglect through innovation and planful implementation’. keynote presentation, Family Relationship Services Australia Conference, Gold Coast, November 2011.

F Arney and L Bromfield, ‘Beyond inquiries and interventions – supporting the protection of children in the Northern Territory’, Australian College of Child and Family Protection Practitioners Conference, Canberra, October 2010.

F Arney, ‘Child/family aware: working together workshop’, WA Drug and Alcohol Services Making it Happen Conference, Fremantle, May 2009.

F Arney, ‘Resilience: children of the future’, National Summit on Resilience for Children, Canberra, June 2009.

F Arney, ‘Building evidence-informed practice in child protection’, Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare Conference, Melbourne, June 2009.

F Arney and D Scott, ‘Public health approach to child protection: method or metaphor?’ Australasian Human Development Conference, Adelaide, July 2009.

H McLaren, C Gibson, F Arney, D Scott and L Brown (2009) ‘Sowing the seeds of innovation: exploring the utility of diffusion of innovation theory for child and family welfare programs’, in Gerry Bloustien (ed) The History and Future of Social Innovation Conference: Proceedings, Hawke Research Institute, Magill, SA.

F Arney, ‘The role of relationships in the prevention of child maltreatment’, Asia Pacific International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Perth, November 2009.

F Arney, ‘Think child, think family, think community: multidisciplinary approaches to supporting families from refugee backgrounds in a new culture’, Refugee Trauma Across the Lifespan: Child and Adolescent Wellbeing and the Implications for Adult Health Symposium, Adelaide, 2009.

F Arney, ‘Uncovering the spread of innovation: family group conferencing in Australia’, Asia Pacific International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Perth, November 2009.

F Arney, K Lewig and M Salveron, ‘The Working with Refugee Families Project: working collaboratively to promote the wellbeing of children and their families’, Responding to the Needs of Families from Refugee Backgrounds Research Seminar, invited presentation, Adelaide, 24 September 2009.

F Arney, K Lewig and M Salveron, ‘The Working with Refugee Families Project: working collaboratively to promote the wellbeing of children and their families’, invited presentation, 16th Biennial AHDA Conference, Adelaide, 5–8 July 2009.

K Lewig, F Arney and M Salveron, ‘Working with refugee families’, Asia Pacific International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Perth, November 2009.

M Salveron, F Arney and K Lewig, ‘Working with Refugee Families Project’, Diversity in Health Conference, Sydney, 10–12 March 2008.

F Arney and L Bromfield, ‘Strategies for delivering evidence-informed practice: solutions not problems’, Beyond the Rhetoric: International Perspectives on Evidence Informed Practice, Dartington, UK, 17–19 March 2008.

A Chong and F Arney, on behalf of the Family Home Visiting Aboriginal Research Partnership, ‘Partnerships for Aboriginal health: exploring family home visiting for families of Aboriginal children’, Coalition for Research in Aboriginal Health Conference, Sydney, 29–30 April 2008.

National Child Protection Clearinghouse, Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia, ‘Getting research into practice: a symposium’, Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, 9–11 July 2008.

E Farrall, F Arney, B Daniel, S Vincent and A Michaux, ‘Harnessing resilience in practice with vulnerable children and families’, Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) 2008 Conference, Sydney, 18–21 August 2008.

F Arney, H McLaren, C Gibson, D Scott and L Brown, ‘Sowing the seeds of innovation: uncovering strategies that may help facilitate in the spread of promising approaches in child and family work’, Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) 2008 Conference, Sydney, 18–21 August 2008.

M Salveron, F Arney and K Lewig, ‘Parenting groups for parents whose children are in care’, Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) 2008 Conference, Sydney, 18–21 August 2008.

F Arney, K Lewig and M Salveron, ‘Working with Refugee Families Project’, International Congress for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Hong Kong, September 2008.

F Arney, ‘Using research to inform child protection practice and policy’, Victorian Department of Human Services Lorne Forum, Lorne, Vic, November 2008.

F Arney, ‘Intersectoral collaboration for clients with complex needs’, Health and Families SA Intersectoral Collaboration Forum, Gawler, SA, November 2008.

F Arney, C Zufferey and R Lange, ‘Incorporating worker and parent perspectives in an evaluation of the mental health liaison project: an action research approach’, Australian College of Child and Family Protection Practitioners Conference, Melbourne, 2007.

F Arney, ‘Parenting in a new culture: supporting parenting resilience and addressing childrearing challenges in families from refugee backgrounds’, Australasian Human Development Association Conference, Sydney, 2007.

F Arney, ‘Growing kids up strong: promoting healthy childrearing in Aboriginal communities’, workshop for Queensland Department of Child Safety Research Advisory Group, Townsville, 2007.

F Arney, ‘Growing kids up strong: promoting healthy childrearing in Aboriginal communities’, 11th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Gold Coast, October 2007.

K Lewig, F Arney and DA Scott, symposium, ‘Bridging the research–practice divide’ with colleagues from the National Child Protection Clearinghouse at the Australian Institute of Family Studies, the NSW Department of Community Services and the Qld Department of Child Safety, 11th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Gold Coast, October 2007.

M Salveron and F Arney, ‘Working with parents whose children are in care: evaluation of Parents Plus Playgroups’, 11th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, October–November 2007.

F Arney and R Mildon, ‘Growing kids up strong: promoting healthy childrearing in Aboriginal communities’, ARACY Access Grid presentation, November 2007.

F Arney and W Cann, ‘Applying a conceptual model of caregiver adaptability and childhood vulnerability to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect’, NIFTeY Conference, Sydney, February 2006.

F Arney, ‘Working with families experiencing adversity: the application of a new model of caregiver adaptability and childhood vulnerability’, Prevent Child Abuse America Conference, San Diego, May 2006.

K Lewig, F Arney and D Scott, ‘The translation of research into policy and practice in child protection: bridging the cultural divide’, presented as part of panel ‘Relevance of developmental science for practice and policy in child protection’ at the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development Conference, Melbourne, July 2006.

F Arney, C Zufferey and R Lange, ‘Evaluation of an innovative program to enhance collaboration between child protection and mental health services: worker and parent perspectives’, Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) Conference, Sydney, August 2006.

F Arney, ‘Early childhood development and child protection: changing perspectives and the role of research’, presented as part of panel at the Healthy Development Adelaide Symposium ‘Early Childhood Development: Changing Paradigms’, October 2006.

F Arney and W Cann, ‘Examining resilience using a conceptual model of caregiver adaptability and childhood vulnerability’, Pathways to Resilience Conference, Halifax, Canada, June 2005.

F Arney, M Sawyer and P Baghurst, ‘The measurement of parenting behaviour: a systematic comparison of self-reports and observations’, VII European Conference on Psychological Assessment, Malaga, Spain, 2004.

E Butler, F Arney, B Cook, J Matthews, S Clark et al, ‘Signposts for building better behaviour in preschool-aged children’, Sixth Biennial National ECIA Conference, Melbourne, 2004.

F Arney, ‘A comparison of direct observation and self-report measures of parental discipline’, International Conference on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Brisbane, June 2002.

M Sawyer, P Baghurst, F Arney and L Whaites, ‘Initial results from the child and adolescent component of the National Study of Mental Health and Well-Being’, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 35th Annual Congress, April 2000.

Areas of study and research

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