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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Better Care Network,

In this video, Grace Mwangi shares key lessons from her experience working in community-based social work with children and families at risk of separation in Kenya.

Better Care Network,

Comprised of videos and accompanying discussion guides, this video series features the learning from practitioners working across a range of care-related programs and practices in Kenya.

Better Care Network,

In this video, Grace Mwangi takes a critical look at the social work approach to the prevention of child abandonment, and the impact different approaches can have on outcomes for women and their children.

Antonio R Garcia, Minseop Kim, Christina Myers, Xuan Trinh - Journal of Social Work,

this study relied on organizational survey data collected from child welfare workers and supervisors during the process of implementing an evidence-based practice—the Positive Parenting Program—and merged those data with data gathered by the Parents' Assessment of Protective Factors survey.

Susan Flynn - Journal of Social Work,

This paper provides a critical commentary on approaches to assessments of the capacity of parents of disabled children. International review of literature on this subject matter is enacted across three themes.

Nirvana Pillay - Social Dynamics ,

This paper explores kinship and other networks of support for young mothers and their babies after an unintended, ex-nuptial pregnancy in a resource-poor urban setting.

Piia Karjalainen, Olli Kiviruusu, Päivi Santalahti, Eeva T. Aronen - Child & Family Social Work,

The aim of this study was to assess parents' satisfaction and perceived usefulness of the Incredible Years® (IY®) parenting programme in the Child Protection Services (CPS) context, where children's behaviour problems are common.

Samantha M. Brown, Jenalee R. Doom, Stephanie Lechuga-Peña, Sarah Enos Watamura, Tiffany Koppels - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study examined the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to parental perceived stress and child abuse potential.

Heather L. Rouse, Tera R. Hurt, Janet N. Melby, Maya Bartel, Bethany McCurdy, Emily McKnight, Feng Zhao, Carol Behrer & Carl F. Weems - Child & Youth Care Forum,

The purpose of the current study was to better understand the experiences of foster care youth to inform policy and practice recommendations that address the high rate of unintended pregnancies and early parenting among youth transitioning from foster care.

M. Angela Nievar, Suhasini Ramisetty-Mikler, Mahasin F. Saleh, Natasha Cabrera - Children and Youth Services Review,

The Fathers Offering Children Unfailing Support (FOCUS) program serves fathers referred by Child Protective Services and the Attorney General’s Office. The goal of the authors of this paper was to investigate changes in fathers’ report of parenting involvement and fathers’ instrumental support through child support payments through two separate studies of community samples.