Recent reports, articles, white papers and conference presentations

Copies of many of the papers and presentations below can be accessed directly from websites as shown. With the exception of How good is your service? Fostering team audit tool, all the other papers and presentations are available electronically from Matheson Associates at no charge. All we ask is that the publication or this website are appropriately referenced if papers or presentations are used. We also welcome feedback on any issues raised. To request copies please simply contact Iain Matheson on iain@mathesonassociates.co.nz

Matheson, I. (2014). Slipping down ladders and climbing up snakes: The educational experiences of university students who were in foster care as teenagers. Retrieved from slideshare.net/iainmatheson/slipping-down-ladders-and-climbing-up-snakes

Matheson, I. & Connelly, G. (2012).The education of looked after children in Scotland: Some comparisons with Scandinavian countries and Finland. Retrieved from http://www.celcis.org/resources/research_briefing_1_april_20121

Matheson, I. (2011, July). Education of children and young people in care: Research on what works [PowerPoint slides], International Foster Care Organisation biennial world congress, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/iainmatheson/ifco-2011-theeducationofchildrenandyoungpeopleincarefinal

Matheson, I. (2011, March, 23). Foster family recruitment: What the international research tells us. Paper presented as part of the Child Welfare League of Canada’s Every Child Matters national webinar series.

Matheson, I. (2010, October). The importance of effective data gathering in the diagnosis process. Institute of Management Consultants New Zealand IMCNZ Newsletter.
Retrieved on 23 November 2010 from http://www.imcnz.org/newsletters/imcnz_newsletter.pdf

Matheson, I. (2010). Recruitment of foster families: Lessons from international research. Canada’s Children, 17(2), 11-18.

Click here to download the article - the English version of the article is on pages 11-18.

Matheson, I. (2010). Le recrutement de familles d’accueil : Leçons tirées de la recherche internationale. Les Enfants du Canada, 17(2), 19-28.

Click here to download the article - the English version of the article is on pages 19-2.

Matheson, I. (2010, September). Research skills for management consultants – sharpening the tools. Paper presented at the Institute of Management Consultants New Zealand Wellington branch meeting. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/iainmatheson/research-skills-for-management-consultants

Matheson, I. (2010, August). Out of home care standards in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Paper presented at the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) Biennial Conference, Sydney, Australia. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/iainmatheson/out-of-home-care-standards-in-canada-ireland-and-the-uk-4996047

Matheson, I. (2009, November). Research with vulnerable children and young people: The continuing importance of ‘do no harm’. Paper presented at the Children as Experts in Their Own Lives: Child Inclusive Research Symposium, Sydney, Australia.

Matheson, I. (2009, November). Child Indicators of educational attainment for children and young people in foster care and residential care. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators, Sydney, Australia. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/iainmatheson/measurement-of-educational-attainment-for-children-and-young-people-in-outofhomecare-4861963

Matheson, I. (2009, July). Foster care standards: A four country study (and foster care standards analytical framework). Plenary paper presented to the International Foster Care Organisation (IFCO) World Conference, Dublin, Ireland. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/iainmatheson/foster-care-standards-in-australia-canada-ireland-and-the-uk-plenary-presentation-to-the-international-foster-care-organisation-world-conference-dublin-2009

Matheson, I. (2009, May). Foster care standards: A four country study. Plenary paper presented to the Canadian Foster Family Care (CFFC) Annual Symposium, Halifax, Canada.

Matheson, I. (2009). Recruitment of foster families: Strategies and methods. Canada’s Children 16(2), 14-19.

Matheson, I. (2009). Le recrutement des familles d’accueil: Stratégies et méthodes. Les Enfants du Canada, 16(2), 19-25.

Matheson, I. (2009). Foster care standards: A four country study. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Family and Foster Care Federation.

Matheson, I. (2009). Rapid reconnaissance: Lessons for mainstream evaluation? Wellington, New Zealand: Matheson Associates.

Matheson, I. (2008). Management consultancy and the education sector: A New Zealand perspective. Wellington, New Zealand: Matheson Associates.

Matheson, I. (2008, August). Evaluation and out of home care. Paper presented at the Association of Children’s
Welfare Agencies (ACWA) Biennial Conference, Sydney, Australia. Retrieved from http://www.acwa.asn.au/Conf2008/Matheson.ppt

Matheson, I. (2007). Barriers and obstacles to robust evaluation practice: A focus upon sector capability and capacity. Wellington, New Zealand: Matheson Associates.

Matheson, I. (2006). Focusing on focus groups. Wellington, New Zealand: Matheson Associates.

Matheson, I. (2004). How good is your service? Fostering team audit tool. Wellington, New Zealand: Matheson Associates.

Matheson, I. (2003). Editorial: Integrating our professional values and approaches. Social Work Now, 25, 2-3.
Retrieved from http://www.cyf.govt.nz/documents/about-us/publications/social-work-now/social-work-now-25-sept03.pdf

Matheson, I. (2003). The importance of kinship care: Response by Iain Matheson, National Manager Residences
and Caregiver Services. Social Work Now 25, 21-23. Retrieved from http://www.cyf.govt.nz/documents/about-us/publications/social-work-now/social-work-now-25-sept03.pdf