Affiliation: University of Newcastle
- Are foster parents reliable informants of children's behaviour problems?M J Tarren-Sweeney
Discipline of Psychiatry, Centre for Mental Health Studies, School of Medical Practice and Population Health, University of Newcastle, Australia
Child Care Health Dev 30:167-75. 2004..Yet the reliability of these reports is not adequately established. The present study examines one indicator of reliability for foster parent checklist reports: interrater agreement between foster parents and teachers...
- Principles for development of multi-disciplinary, mental health learning modules for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing educationMichael Tarren-Sweeney
Centre for Mental Health Studies, School of Medical Practice and Population Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
Educ Health (Abingdon) 17:204-12. 2004..CONCLUSION: In contrast to traditional diagnostic-focussed psychiatry training, the model directly addresses the mental health training needs of health and welfare professionals using a multi-disciplinary, problem-based approach...
- Mental health of children in foster and kinship care in New South Wales, AustraliaMichael Tarren-Sweeney
Discipline of Psychiatry, School of Medical Practice and Population Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
J Paediatr Child Health 42:89-97. 2006..To report baseline mental health measures from the Children in Care study, a prospective epidemiological study of children in court-ordered foster and kinship care in New South Wales, Australia...
- Patterns of aberrant eating among pre-adolescent children in foster careMichael Tarren-Sweeney
School of Education, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, 8020, New Zealand
J Abnorm Child Psychol 34:623-34. 2006..The paper includes recommendations for clinicians working with pre-adolescent children in care...
- Predictors of problematic sexual behavior among children with complex maltreatment historiesMichael Tarren-Sweeney
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Child Maltreat 13:182-98. 2008..The findings emphasize the significance of cumulative risk among children exposed to multiple adversities. The findings generated several hypothesized mechanisms involving attachment disturbances...
- The mental health of children in out-of-home careMichael Tarren-Sweeney
School of Educational Studies and Human Development, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Curr Opin Psychiatry 21:345-9. 2008..To review the scale, symptomatology and determinants of mental health problems of children in alternate care, and to consider the need for specialized knowledge and clinical competence for assessment and treatment of these problems...