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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Shinwoo Choi, Soo-Jung Byoun, Eun Hee Kim - International Social Work,

This short essay presents unwed single mothers’ increased vulnerabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of childcare, financial crisis, and mental health.

Julien Desautels, Luc Touchette, Robert Pauzé - Children and Youth Services Review,

This treatment-process research aims to (1) identify profiles of families participating in intensive family intervention programs, based on youth and family characteristics and (2) compare the intervention received by families with different clinical profiles.

Patricia M McNamara - Residential Treatment for Children & Youth ,

This preliminary scoping study aimed to explore approaches to family partnering within Australian therapeutic residential care (TRC), along with elements of best practice.

Jessica Rodriguez-Jenkins & Deborah M. Ortega - Child & Youth Services,

This paper explores within group differences for Mexican and Puerto Rican mothers vulnerable to child welfare involvement.

Rafaela Costa Martins, Cauane Blumenberg, Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues, Andrea Gonzalez & Joseph Murray - BMC Psychiatry,

The authors of this article conducted a systematic review of the impact of parent-training interventions on children’s and caregivers’ cortisol levels, and meta-analyzed the results.

Elizabeth Skora Horgan & Julie Poehlmann-Tynan - Journal of Children and Media ,

This article explores in-home video chat between children and their incarcerated parents as a potentially viable option for building relationships during incarceration, especially when opportunities for positive physical contact are limited or non-existent.

Helena Draxler, Renée McDonald, Fredrik Hjärthag, Kjerstin Almqvist - Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry,

The aim of this study was to investigate counselors’ and caregivers’ experiences with Project Support (PS) in Sweden, a program designed for families with children who have been exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV).

Aisha K Yousafzai - The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health,

In this commentary piece, Aisha K Yousafzai - of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and the  and Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at Aga Khan University - notes that "the evidence presented [in the Lancet Group Commission on the institutionalisation and deinstitutionalisation of children] and their call to action to ensure abandoned children can thrive in family-based care environments rather than in institutions matters now more than ever as the global community addresses unprecedented challenges to ensure a generation of children are not left behind with respect to their survival, health, development, learning, and safety."

Roselinde K. Janowski, Inge Wessels, Samuel Bojo, Felix Monday, Kaitlyn Maloney, Victoria Achut, Daniel Oliver, Jamie M. Lachman, Lucie Cluver, Catherine L. Ward - Research on Social Work Practice,

This study investigated process and outcomes of the Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) for Young Children and for Adolescents programs implemented as part of routine service delivery in postconflict settings.

Hannah Ulferts - OECD,

This paper provides a structured overview of the existing parenting literature with the aim of developing an evidence-based and culture-sensitive framework of parenting and its influence on child development.