Nair Elizabeth Zárate-Alva and Josefina Sala-Roca - Children and Youth Services Review22 Feb 2019
The aim of this study is to explore whether girls who are in residential care have fewer emotional skills than their peers, and if so, whether these girls have similar socio-emotional skills to girls who also experience disadvantaged environments but live with their families.
Hayley Alderson, Rebecca Brown, Alex Copello, Eileen Kaner, Gillian Tober, Raghu Lingam and Ruth McGovern - BMC Medical Research Methodology21 Feb 2019
This paper reports on the initial formative phase of a pilot feasibility randomised controlled trial; SOLID (Supporting Looked After Children and Care Leavers In Decreasing Drugs, and Alcohol) that aimed to adapt two evidence-based psychosocial interventions, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Social Behaviour and Network Therapy, which will aim to reduce substance misuse by looked after children.
Clara Siagian, Sandra Arifiani, Putri Amanda and Santi Kusumaningrum - Social Sciences20 Feb 2019
This open access article explores the construction of childhood and parenthood in rural communities in Indonesia based on a series of focus group discussions with service providers, community decision makers, and paraprofessionals; a group that the authors refer to as “frontline providers”.
Ellen Syrstad & Ottar Ness - Contemporary Family Therapy19 Feb 2019
This article examines the professional identities of family therapists employed by Family Counselling Services (FCS) in Norway and their experiences providing therapeutic services to parents whose children are placed in public care.
Tom Disney, Lisa Warwick, Harry Ferguson, Jadwiga Leigh, Tarsem Singh Cooner, Liz Beddoe, Phil Jones, Tess Osborne - Children and Youth Services Review18 Feb 2019
This paper reports on innovative research methods using GPS [Global Positioning System] devices that can trace social workers' mobilities and explore the use of office space, home working and visits to families in two English social work departments. This article presents unique findings that reveal how mobile working is shaping social care practitioner wellbeing and practice.