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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Mary C Acri ,Emily Hamovitch, Geetha Gopalan & Marina Lalayants - Journal of Public Child Welfare ,

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a peer-delivered detection and active outreach program upon depression and engagement in mental health services among caregivers involved in the child welfare system.

Govind Krishnamoorthy, Paula Hessing, Christel Middeldorp, William Bor - Children and Youth Services Review,

This article presents a multi-site evaluation of a group delivery of the eight-week Circle of Security-Parent DVD program (COS-P) program to foster carers of 6-12 year-old children in an urban community as facilitated by community-based providers from a specialist child and youth mental health services.

Sara Pérez-Hernando and Nuria Fuentes-Peláez,

There has recently been increased interest in the potential for formal and informal networks to aid interventions with biological families in helping them achieve reunification in the context of the child protection system. This article analyzes the conceptualization of social support in order to create social support networks.

Mia Anne Polizzotto - Family Court Review,

This Note proposes a model New York state statute that will recognize the importance of children's visitation with incarcerated parents, implement “child friendly” visitation programs, facilitate training for prison staff, and provide transportation for children in major cities to the prison facilities.

Yu-An Lin, Donald Hedeker, Joseph Ryan, Jeanne C. Marsh - Children and Youth Services Review,

The study documents the impact of the need-service gap (client did not receive the service they need) on family reunification status among substance-involved parents in the child welfare system.

A. G. (Arjen) van Assen, J. (Jana) Knot-Dickscheit, W. J. (Wendy) Post, H. (Hans) Grietens - Children and Youth Services Review,

The aim of this study is to investigate out-of-home placement rates and child outcomes of home-visiting interventions.

Katelyn Blair, James Topitzes, Erin N Winkler, Cheryl B McNeil - Qualitative Social Work,

This exploratory study examines practitioners’ and foster parents’ perceptions on use of Parent–Child Interaction Therapy in child welfare.

Naomi Pfitzner, Cathy Humphreys, & Kelsey Hegarty - Child & Family Social Work,

In this article, the authors draw on case study data from the Australian Baby Makes 3 (BM3) programme to explore factors that promote father engagement in parenting support programmes.

Gadija Khan, Dane Isaacs, Mokhantšo Gladys Makoae, Lorenza Logan Fluks, Tholang Mokhele, Zitha Mokomane - Child & Family Social Work,

Through the lens of a care framework, the present study aims to explore service providers' perceptions of families caring for CWD in resource‐poor settings in South Africa.

Tyrone C. Cheng & Celia C. Lo - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study intended to identify factors associated with receipt of mental health services by caregivers substantiated for maltreatment.