Parenting Support

Families will require support when faced with problems they are unable to overcome on their own. Ideally support should come from existing networks, such as extended family, religious leaders, and neighbours. Where such support is not available or sufficient, additional family and community services are required. Such services are particularly important for kinship, foster and adoptive caretakers, and child headed households in order to prevent separation and address abuse and exploitation of children. It is also vital for children affected by HIV/AIDS and armed conflict, and those children living on the street.

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Nicola Atwool - Child & Family Social Work,

For this article, a review of what is currently known about intensive intervention with families where there is risk of a child removal was undertaken to explore the challenges that might arise in New Zealand's bi‐ and multi‐cultural environment.

Catherine E. McKinley, Katherine P. Theall - Research on Social Work Practice,

This article examines pilot results for the culturally adapted Weaving Healthy Families (WHF) program to promote resilience and wellness while preventing substance abuse and violence among Native American (NA) families.

Alicia Boatswain-Kyte, Nico Trocmé, Tonino Esposito & Elizabeth Fast - Journal of Public Child Welfare,

This study describes the challenges faced by a child protection agency and community organization who partnered to reduce the overrepresentation of Black children reported to the child protection agency through implementation of a parenting support program.

Man Yee Ho and Siya Liang - Child & Family Social Work,

This study examines a promising new coping and parental competency (CPC) intervention for parents of children with special educational needs that targets parents' mental health outcomes.

Ellen Syrstad & Ottar Ness - The Journal of Family Therapy,

This article explores the possibilities of a systemic approach in the support of parents whose children are placed in public care.

Better Care Network,

In this video, Grace Mwangi discusses the specific support needs of mothers of pre-term babies or those with a congenital condition.

Wendy S. Grolnick, Madeline R. Levitt, Alessandra J. Caruso & Rachel E. Lerner - Journal of Child and Family Studies,

This study examined the effectiveness of a two-session preventive parenting intervention, the Parent Check-In. The intervention, grounded in Self-Determination Theory (SDT), is designed to facilitate adaptive parenting, specifically autonomy support, structure and involvement, and parenting efficacy, and to increase autonomous self-regulation and decrease behavior problems in children.

Ainoa Mateos, M. Àngels Balsells, Nuria Fuentes‐Peláez, María José Rodrigo - Children & Society,

This paper presents data from a unique programme evaluation of the parenting programme titled ‘Learning together, growing as a family’ applied in 14 cities in Spain and targeting families at risk of neglectful behaviour.

Marjorie Murray, Daniela Tapia - Critical Social Policy,

This article explores this workshop in terms of its relationship with the daily lives of participants, based on one year of fieldwork focused on families with young children in a low-income neighbourhood in Santiago.

Berenice Rushovich, Kristin Sepulveda, Victoria Efetevbia, Karin Malm - Children and Youth Services Review,

This article presents descriptive information on the 25 families that enrolled and received Success Coach services and 38 families in a control group using data from baseline and follow-up surveys and administrative data to examine safety, placement stability, and well-being.