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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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.

Gabriela López‐Zerón, Jose Ruben Parra‐Cardona, Alexandria Muñoz, Cris M. Sullivan - Family Process,

The objective of this study was twofold: to explicate how a culturally adapted parent training (PT) intervention for diverse families involved in child welfare services (CSW) was perceived by participants and to better understand how interventionists adapted to families’ needs.

James Gordon Rice, Helga Baldvins Bjargardóttir, and Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir - International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,

This contribution is a collective re-analysis of three research projects in Iceland focused on parenting with a disability which draws upon data spanning a twenty-year period. The core purpose of these projects is to understand why parents with primarily intellectual disabilities encounter such difficulties with the child protection system.

Trevor Spratt, Lorraine Swords, Dovile Vilda - The British Journal of Social Work,

This article reports on the use of a suite of validated instruments to measure the impact of services on children and their parents in receipt of services provided by an Irish Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) across their seven family centres.

Yafan Chen, Bin Tu, Chien‐Chung Huang, Can Huang - Child: Care, Health and Development,

This study examines the effect of an innovative caregiver education program in China on caregivers' perceived increase of parenting knowledge.

Robin L. Dodds - Child: Care, Health and Development,

This paper reports on the results of an online survey of P2P stakeholders regarding: How text‐based support is being used in P2P programs and whether text‐based support is perceived as providing benefits to parents of children with disabilities.

Ipsos MORI, The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,

This report sets out the findings from the most comprehensive study of attitudes towards bringing up children from conception to 5 years ever undertaken in the United Kingdom.

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.