BJ Newton

Research Fellow
Lecturer

BJ Newton, PHD (Social Work/ Social Policy), University of NSW, BA (hons. In sociology), University of New South Wales, B Social Work, University of New South Wales. BJ is a Research Associate at the Social Policy Research Centre within the University of NSW. BJ’s current and recent projects are in the areas of child protection, education, poverty, domestic violence and homelessness, and Indigenous policy. BJ's particular area of interest is in developing the knowledge and evidence-base of Aboriginal people from their perspective, particularly in the area of child protection. BJ's PhD investigated Aboriginal parents’ and workers’ perceptions on child safety and wellbeing. BJ is a proud Aboriginal Australian whose family comes from Erambie Aboriginal Reserve at West Cowra on Wiradjuri Country. 

Publications

Conference Presentations
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Newton BJ, 2016, 'Aboriginal parenting in a rural NSW town: A shift from collective child rearing practices', presented at Association for Children’s Welfare Agencies Conference 2016, Sydney, 15 August 2016 - 17 August 2016
2016
Newton BJ, 2016, 'Views and experiences of child neglect and risk factors to child safety in an Aboriginal community', presented at Association for Children’s Welfare Agencies Conference 2016, Sydney, 15 August 2016 - 17 August 2016
2016
Journal articles
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Newton BJ, 2019, 'Understanding child neglect in Aboriginal families and communities in the context of trauma', Child and Family Social Work, vol. 24, pp. 218 - 226,
2019
2019, 'Understanding child neglect in Aboriginal families and communities in the context of trauma', Child and Family Social Work, vol. 24, pp. 218 - 226,
2019
Newton BJ, 2017, 'An Aboriginal community's perceptions and experiences of child neglect in a rural town:', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 52, pp. 262 - 277,
2017
Reports
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Bedford M; Skattebol J; Newton BJ; Milligan V, 2018, Improving Educational Outcomes for Young People in Social Housing: Strive Scholarships - Final Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney,
2018
Katz I; Jones A; Newton BJ; Reimer E, 2017, Life journeys of victim/survivors of child sexual abuse in institutions: an analysis of Royal Commission private sessions, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Sydney,
2017
Hilferty F; Newton BJ; Katz I, 2012, Preventing child abuse and neglect through a common approach to assessment, referral and support: Evaluating the trial (stage 2), Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 07/13,
2012
Spooner C; Thompson D; Newton BJ; Patulny R; Rowling L, 2008, Early intervention for students with drug use problems. Report prepared for the Department of Education and Training, New South Wales, New South Wales Department of Education and Training, Sydney,
2008