Journals & Chapters



  • "Conditional Openness: young people define practices for successful child protection interventions."
    Sanders, J. R., Munford, R., Ballantyne, R., Henaghan, M., Allison, R., & Jackson, R. (2017).
    Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law. Doi: 10.1007/s12187-016-9402-2.
  • "Hidden in Plain View: Finding and enhancing the participation of marginalized young people in research."
    Sanders, J. R., & Munford, R. (2017). International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 16, 1-12.
  • "Harm, Opportunity, Optimism: Young People’s Negotiation of Precarious Circumstances."
    Munford, R. E., & Sanders, J. (2017). International Social Work, DOI:10.1177/0020872817717322, 1-13. DOI:10.1177/0020872817717322, 1-13.



  • "Patterns of individual coping, engagement with social supports and use of formal services among a five-country sample of resilient youth."
    Ungar, M., Theron, L., Liebenberg, L., Guo-Xiu, T., Restrepo, A., Sanders, J., . . . Russell, S. (2015). Global Mental Health
  • "Validation of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28) on a Sample of At-Risk New Zealand Youth."
    Sanders, J., Munford, R., Thimasarn-Anwar, T., & Liebenberg, L. (2015). Research on Social Work Practice. DOI:10.1177/1049731515614102
  • "Paths to Positive Development: A model of outcomes in the New Zealand Youth Transitions Study."
    Sanders, J. R., Boden, J., Munford, R., Liebenberg, L., & McLeod, G. (2015). Child Indicators Research. DOI:10.1007/s12187-015-9341-3
  • "Components of Effective Social Work Practice in Mental Health for Young People who are Users of Multiple Services."
    Munford, R. E., & Sanders, J. (2015). Social Work in Mental Health, 13(5), 415-438
  • "Validation of the Hektner Future Emotions Questions as a Scale for Use with Youth in New Zealand."
    Liebenberg, L., Sanders, J., Munford, R., & Thimasarn-Anwar, T. (2015). CHILD INDICATORS RESEARCH, 8(3), 641-655. doi:10.1007/s12187-014-9269-z
  • "Bolstering resilience through teacher-student interaction: Lessons for school psychologists."
    Liebenberg, L., Theron, L., Sanders, J., Munford, R., van Rensburg, A., Rothmann, M., Ungar, M. (2015).
  • "Staying on-track despite the odds: Factors that assist young people facing adversity to continue with their education."
    Sanders, J., Munford, R., Thimasarn-Anwar, T. (2015). British Educational Research Journal. DOI: 10.10002/berj.3202.
  • "The role of positive youth development practices in building resilience and enhancing wellbeing for at-risk youth."
    Sanders, J., Munford, R., Thimasarn-Anwar, T., Liebenberg, L., & Ungar, M. (2015). Child Abuse and Neglect,
  • "Understanding service engagement: Young people's experience of service use".
    Munford, R. & Sanders, J. (2015). Journal of Social Work 2016, Vol. 16(3) 283–302.
  • "Young people's search for agency: Making sense of their experiences and taking control".
    Munford, R. & Sanders, J. (2015). Qualitative Social Work. DOI:10.1177/1473325014565149.
  • "The Interaction Between Culture, Resilience, Risks and Outcomes: A New Zealand Study".
    Sanders, J. & Munford, R. (2015).


  • "Engaging Youth in Youth Justice Interventions: Well-being and Accountability".
    Henry, S., Henaghan, M., Sanders, J. & Munford, R. (2014). Youth Justice 1-16. DOI: 10.1177/1473225414562636.
  • "Peer paradox: the tensions that peer relationships raise for vulnerable youth".
    Sanders, J., Munford, R., Liebenberg, L. & Ungar, M. (2014). Child & Family Social Work. DOI: 10.1111/cfs.12188.
  • "Validation of the Hektner Future Emotions Questions as a Scale for Use with Youth in New Zealand".
    Liebenberg, L., Sanders, J., Munford, R. & Thimasarn-Anwar, T. (2014). Child Indicators Research. DOI 10.1007/s12187-014-9269-z.
  • "Youth-centred practice: Positive youth development practices and pathways to better outcomes for vulnerable youth".
    Sanders, J. & Munford, R. (2014). Children and Youth Services Review. DOI 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.08.020.
  • “Change and Stability for Multiple Service Using Youth: Implications for Social Work Practice”.
    Stevens, K., Sanders, J., Munford, R., Liebenberg, L. & Ungar, M. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies.
  • “Negotiating and Constructing Identity: Social Work with Young People who Experience Adversity”.
    Munford, R. & Sanders, J. British Journal of Social Work.
  • “Show some emotion? Emotional dilemmas in undertaking research with vulnerable youth”.
     Sanders, J. Munford, R., L. Liebenberg & Henaghan, M. Field Methods. DOI 1525822X13516842.
  • "The ‘right time’: negotiating the timing of interviews with vulnerable young people".
     Urry, Y., Sanders, J. & Munford R. (2014). Journal of Youth Studies. DOI:10.1080/13676261.2014.944120


  • “Consistent Service Quality: The Connection Between Service Quality, Resilience, Risk and Outcomes for Vulnerable Youth Clients of Multiple Services”.
    Sanders, J., Munford, R., Liebenberg, L. & Ungar, M. Child Abuse and Neglect.
  • “Re-thinking late and lost to-follow-up participants: The Youth Transitions Study”.
    Thimasarn-Anwar, T., Sanders, J. Munford, R., Jones, G. & Liebenberg, L. International Journal of Youth Studies. DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2013.836593.


  • “Building Strengths in Families and Communities”
    Munford, R., Sanders, J. & Maden, B. In J. Duncan, & S. Te One. (Eds.) Comparative Early Childhood Education Services. USA, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • “Young people, their families and social supports: Understanding resilience with complexity theory”.
    Sanders, J. Munford R., & Liebenberg, L. In Ungar, M. (Ed.) The Social Ecology of Resilience. USA, Springer.


  • “Developing Communities and Enhancing Participation in Education.”
    R. Munford & J. Sanders. In D. Bottrell. & S. Goodwin (Eds.) Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion. Australia, Palgrave, Macmillan.
  • “Building inclusive communities for families and children”.
    Munford, R., Sanders, J. & Maden, B. Developing Practice, 27 (Summer): 39-51.


  • “Raising youth voices in community and policy decision-making”.
    Sanders, J. & Munford, R. In M. Ungar & L. Liebenberg, L. (Eds). Resilience in Action: Working with youth across cultures and contexts. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada. (pp. 355-379).

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