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  • Website Factsheet: Scope of 0-5 public health services transition
    This paper sets out the scope of 0-5 children’s public health commissioning in greater detail, providing background information and further detail that capture existing commissioned services, where they belong currently ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Enhancing and practicing executive function skills with children from infancy to adolescence
    Executive function and self-regulation skills provide critical supports for learning and development. This 16-page guide describes a variety of activities and games that represent age-appropriate ways for adults to suppo ...

    Publisher: Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website CANparent - classes and advice network
    CANparent is a cross government initiative which aims improve health outcomes for children and families through parenting classes which raise skills and confidence. Online and group classes are offered across the country ...

    Publisher: canparent
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Local action on health inequalities: good quality parenting programmes and the home to school transition
    This paper is a review of evidence on parenting programmes and the home to school transition. It is part of a collection of evidence reviews which bring together key evidence and expert advice supporting action to reduce ...

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website ‘Five for the under-fives’: preventing serious accidents for children under five
    The Child Accident Prevention Trust has published five articles which build on Public Health England’s strategic guidance on injury prevention for local authorities. They explore the scale and nature of the problem of th ...

    Publisher: Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website SEND: guide for early years settings
    A guide for early years settings on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Preparing a needs assessment: guidance for health visiting students
    This short guide gives guidance and links to relevant data sources, tools and documents to help health visiting students when undertaking a local needs assessment as part of their university course.

    Publisher: National Child and Maternal (ChiMat) Health Intelligence Network, Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Guidance for children’s centres on implementing the Baby Friendly Initiative standards
    This guidance document for children’s centres looks at each of the children’s centre standards in detail and outlines the assessment process.

    Publisher: The Baby Friendly Initiative
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Association for Infant Mental Health UK website
    The Association for Infant Mental Health have launched their new website which has been developed to support and emphasise the importance of infant mental health and to provide a range of practitioners with access to res ...

    Publisher: Association for Infant Mental Health
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Early Intervention Foundation guidebook
    An interactive tool for those who wish to find out more about how to commission and deliver effective Early Intervention. The guidebook helps you find evidence and guidance on ‘what works’ for children and commissioning ...

    Publisher: Early Intervention Foundation
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website The SEND reforms: how they build on the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework - what the early years sector needs to know and what they need to do
    This guide explains the upcoming special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms for those working in early years.

    Publisher: Foundation Years
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website All Party Parliamentary Group for Conception to Age 2 – the first 1001 days
    The APPG brings together expertise from across the early years sector and provides a forum where research and solutions can be shared with MPs and peers.

    Publisher: Wave Trust
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Everyone's business campaign
    The Maternal Mental Health Alliance has launched a campaign calling for improvements in access to specialist perinatal mental health services for pregnant women and new mothers, with maps highlighting the current gaps in ...

    Publisher: Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Foundation Years: SEND reforms resources
    A list of resources to help early years practitioners and providers understand special educational needs (SEN) reforms.

    Publisher: 4 Children
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Foundation Years: Ann Gross interview
    Ann Gross, Director (Special Needs and Children’s Strategy) at the Department for Education, is interviewed by Anne Longfield, Chief Executive of 4Children, on the upcoming special educational needs reforms and their imp ...

    Publisher: 4 Children
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Good practice case studies for family learning
    Ofsted and The National Institute of Adult Continuing Learning (NIACE) have published a set of seven case studies highlighting excellent examples of good practice in family learning. ‘Family learning’ refers to learning ...

    Publisher: Ofsted
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Universally speaking: ages and stages of children's communication development
    This series of booklets is for anyone who works with children and young people. The booklets show where children should be with their communication skills at any given age. The series covers children from ages birth to 5 ...

    Publisher: The Communication Trust
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Getting to know your baby (website and app)
    Getting to Know Your Baby is a website and an app. The website is to help health professionals support early bonding between parents and their babies, and to promote secure infant attachment. It uses video to show how pa ...

    Publisher: Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Childhood behavioural problems (briefings)
    Nine briefings which set out what childhood behavioural problems are, when they become conduct disorder, how to recognise the signs and how many children are affected. They also look at what can be done, how to engage pa ...

    Publisher: Centre for Mental Health
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Getting to know your health visiting and school nursing service
    This information sharing leaflet for the health visiting and school nursing services has been developed by the Department of Health. The leaflet is aimed at parents and includes sections on: What your local service does; ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Mixed experiences: growing up mixed race – mental health and well-being
    This guide offers practitioners an insight into the experiences of racism, discrimination and identity confusion that mixed race children and young people encounter. With a focus on mental health, it discusses the policy ...

    Publisher: National Children's Bureau (NCB)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Babies in Mind - early intervention in Sutton
    This article describes the Babies in Mind project which aims to reach expectant mums during their pregnancy. Once the baby has been born, mothers are offered Video Interaction Guidance, an intervention which encourages c ...

    Publisher: Mental Health Foundation (MHF)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Measuring what matters: a guide for children's centres
    In this report, commissioned by 4children, a set of measures are proposed in order to evaluate children's outcomes. This suite of measures has resulted from work conducted by the UCL Institute of Health Equity (IHE) incl ...

    Publisher: UCL Institute of Health Equity
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Young mums together: a guide to running services for young parents
    This guide offers practical advice about running groups for young parents. It is based on the learning from the "Young mums together" project by the Mental Health Foundation which developed a group for young mothers that ...

    Publisher: Mental Health Foundation (MHF)
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Young mums together: promoting young mothers' wellbeing
    Young mothers are particularly vulnerable to experiencing postpartum depression, stress and feelings of isolation. Comprehensive support services can prevent many of the difficulties commonly experienced by young mothers ...

    Publisher: Mental Health Foundation (MHF)
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Fathers and parental responsibility: a factsheet for practitioners
    This factsheet explains parental responsibility which is a key legal concept practitioners need to understand when working with fathers. It refers to the rights and responsibilities parents have to care and provide for t ...

    Publisher: Fatherhood Institute
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Investing in Children: Incredible years - teacher / classroom management
    The Incredible Years Series is a set of interlocking group training programmes for parents, teachers, and children. The goal of the programme is to prevent, reduce and treat behavioural and emotional problems in children ...

    Publisher: Investing in Children
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Early childhood intervention: the power of family
    This short video looks at the importance of early childhood intervention for young children with developmental delays, disabilities, atypical behaviours, social and emotional difficulties, or young children who are very ...

    Publisher: Early Childhood Program
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Integrated bipolar parenting intervention (IBPI)
    People with bipolar disorder may find that their changes in mood make the delivery of consistent parenting more difficult than for parents without bipolar disorder. This online parenting support programme combines self-m ...

    Publisher: Mental Health Partnerships
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Building adult capabilities to improve child outcomes: a theory of change
    This 5-minute video depicts a theory of change from the Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilit ...

    Publisher: Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website FI research summary. Should parenting programmes engage with both parents? The state of the evidence (October 2013)
    This short research summary by the Fatherhood Institute looks at whether there is added-value to parenting interventions from engaging with two parents rather than one.

    Publisher: Fatherhood Institute (FI)
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Program P: A manual for engaging men in fatherhood, caregiving, and maternal and child health
    Program P provides concrete strategies for engaging men in active caregiving from their partner’s pregnancy through their child’s early years. It identifies best practices on engaging men in maternal and child health, ca ...

    Publisher: Men Care
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Audit tools for maternity, health visiting and neonatal services
    A collection of audit tools designed to help health professionals to support successful breastfeeding and relationship building and achieve Baby Friendly accreditation.

    Publisher: The Baby Friendly Initiative
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Specialist mental health midwives: what they do and why they matter
    Specialist mental health midwives have a crucial role in effective perinatal mental health care. However, there are currently many maternity services without this important position, and where specialist mental health mi ...

    Publisher: Maternal Mental Health Alliance
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Development pressures: parents stories - video (Australia)
    In this short video, parents share stories about dealing with development pressures on babies.

    Publisher: Raising Children Network (Australia) Limited
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website The foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) toolkit for GPs
    This toolkit has been designed primarily for general practitioners, but it also contains advice for pregnant women, families and carers of children and adults affected by FASD. The information and videos in this toolkit ...

    Publisher: Mencap
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website NHS Education for Scotland fetal alcohol harm e-learning resource
    The resource provides comprehensive and up to date information for professionals on the prevention, identification and management of fetal alcohol harm and is aimed at health professionals, social care professionals, fos ...

    Publisher: The Knowledge Network
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website International network for perinatal PTSD research
    This is the website of the International network for perinatal post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research. The network is made up of researchers and clinicians who are working together to reduce birth trauma and per ...

    Publisher: International network for perinatal PTSD research
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website The Family Model: Managing the impact of parental mental health on children
    The aim of the Family Model is to aid greater understanding of the complex interplay between mental ill health in parents, the development and mental health of their children, and the relationships within family units af ...

    Publisher: Pavilion
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Early years development: infant mental health (course)
    This is a part-time two-year course for professionals working with infants or pre-school age children and their families, in 'Health' or 'Children, Schools and Families' settings. It offers an experiential and theoretica ...

    Publisher: The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder - a guide for teachers
    This booklet is specifically designed for teachers by teachers. It covers what foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is, how it affects a child in the classroom setting and some simple strategies to assist the child to ...

    Publisher: The FASD Trust
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website The FASD Trust: For education professionals
    This page and the Forum for Education Professionals aim to support education professionals in addressing the challenges that arise during the school life of a child affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) by ...

    Publisher: The FASD Trust
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website The FASD Trust: Launch of education professionals forum
    The Education Professionals Forum has been set up to serve as a focus of advice, discussion and information exchange, specifically for teachers and other professionals working in the education sector who come into contac ...

    Publisher: The FASD Trust
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website When a baby dies suddenly & unexpectedly
    This booklet outlines the practical processes and arrangements that are necessary after the death of an infant, and some supportive information around grief and loss. The booklet also offers suggestions for supporting ot ...

    Publisher: The Lullaby Trust
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website This Much! for iPad
    A team of child psychologists have developed an iPad app that will enable professionals working with children to survey, explore and quantify almost any physical or mental experience or symptom.

    Publisher: Child and Family Training
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Help Me Grow Social and Emotional Milestones
    The HELP ME GROW family of resources is full of activities and tips for caregivers to support social and emotional development during the early years. These one page handouts provide simple strategies for parents and car ...

    Publisher: The Hospital for Sick Children, Infant Mental Health Promotion
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Infant Mental Health Promotion
    Infant Mental Health Promotion is a Canadian organisation. The website includes resources, a calendar of events and a range of free resources including the Help me grow section where a list of social and emotional milest ...

    Publisher: Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP)
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Guidance for commissioners for perinatal mental health services
    Perinatal mental health services are concerned with the prevention, detection and management of perinatal mental health problems that complicate pregnancy and the postpartum year. This guide is about the commission ...

    Publisher: Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCP-MH)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website NICE: Social and emotional wellbeing - early years (PH40)
    This guidance aims to define how the social and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children aged under five years can be supported through home visiting, childcare and early education.

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website NHS Choices: Postnatal depression
    Mums who have had postnatal depression talk about the feelings they faced, and perinatal psychiatrist Dr Margaret Oates explains how it can be treated quickly with the right help.

    Publisher: NHS Choices
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Emotional neglect and emotional abuse in pre-school children
    This CORE-INFO leaflet from the NSPCC summarises what is currently known about children aged less than six years who have been emotionally neglected or emotionally abused. The leaflet has been produced to assist all prof ...

    Publisher: NSPCC
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website No Alcohol No Risk – FASD information for midwives
    This 26-minute film explains the risks of drinking alcohol in pregnancy, while following a birth mother with a child with suspected foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a midwife, and a pregnant woman who is drinking ...

    Publisher: National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome UK (NOFAS-UK)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Little kids, big questions: a Zero to Three podcast series on early childhood development
    Each podcast in this series features an interview with an expert focussing on the application of research on early childhood development to daily interactions with babies and toddlers. It addresses some of the most commo ...

    Publisher: Zero to Three
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Guideline No 127: Management of perinatal mood disorders
    The guideline will be of interest to midwives, health visitors, clinical psychologists, community mental health services, general practitioners, pharmacists, obstetricians and psychiatrists, with other community agencies ...

    Publisher: Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website At a glance 55: Think child, think parent, think family: Putting it into practice
    Meeting the needs of parents with mental health problems and their families raises practical, professional and organisational challenges for services. SCIE’s guide, Think child, think parent, think family (2009, revised ...

    Publisher: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website eLearning: Parental mental health and families
    These elearning resources are freely available to all. They provide audio, video and interactive technology to assist in exploring the nature of parental mental health and its impact on families.

    Publisher: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Essential interventions, commodities and guidelines for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health: a global review of the key interventions related to reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health
    Poor maternal, newborn and child health remains a significant problem in developing countries. Worldwide, 358 000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth every year and an estimated 7.6 million children die under the a ...

    Publisher: World Health Organisation (WHO)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website All babies count (website)
    Babies are more likely to suffer neglect and abuse and are eight times more likely to be killed than any other child. This NSPCC campaign is calling on everyone - the public, professionals and governments – to ensure tha ...

    Publisher: NSPCC
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Three core concepts in early development
    Healthy development in the early years provides the building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health, strong communities, and successful parenting of the next g ...

    Publisher: Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Reaching out: involving fathers in maternity care
    This publication is designed to help maternity service staff to encourage the involvement of fathers throughout pregnancy and childbirth, and into fatherhood and family life. It looks at the background and policy context ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Top tips for involving fathers in maternity care
    A short guide for maternity service staff including practical advice on how to involve fathers throughout pregnancy and childbirth, and into fatherhood and beyond. It also includes an introduction about society’s changin ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website "Babies aloud": Postnatal depression - what men need to know
    A trilogy of professionally acted and edited five-minute teaching films designed to challenge the stereotype that pregnancy, childbirth and surrounding issues are ‘women’s business’. They aim to reinforce the notion of a ...

    Publisher: College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Minding the baby (film)
    Nothing can fully prepare people for the birth of a baby, however this short film shows the kind of changes which can happen and helps the adults involved to understand each other's experience. It shows the fears, joys a ...

    Publisher: Leeds Animation Workshop
    Published Date: 2005

  • Website Family Foundations (FF): team parenting for birth and beyond
    Family Foundations (FF) is a series of ante- and post-natal participatory classes for expectant mothers and fathers, aimed at enhancing parent and child well-being. Among families who have taken part in the programme of ...

    Publisher: Fatherhood Institute
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Films about bereavement
    A series of short animated films about how young people and families deal with grief. Including: Not too young to grieve which looks at the ways very young children respond to grief, and what the adults around them can d ...

    Publisher: Leeds Animation Workshop
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website International Training School for Infancy and Early Years (ITSIEY)
    The Anna Freud Centre, Yale University Child Study Center and The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust jointly deliver training through the International Training School for Infancy and Early Years. The curriculum, ...

    Publisher: Anna Freud Centre
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website eLearning: Parental substance misuse
    These elearning resources are freely available to all. They provide audio, video and interactive technology to assist in exploring parental substance misuse, its effects on children and parenting capacity and the implica ...

    Publisher: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website E-learning: Parental mental health and families
    This training package is designed to help social workers better understand the needs of parents with mental health problems and focuses on ensuring support across healthcare, social care and education is well co-ordinate ...

    Publisher: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Ofsted good practice
    Examples of good practice and supporting resources based on Ofsted inspection evidence covering: schools; children and families services; early years and childcare; and adult learning and skills.

    Publisher: Ofsted
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Management of women with mental health issues during pregnancy and the postnatal period (Good Practice No. 14)
    Mental illness makes a significant contribution to maternal deaths. This document highlights the role of maternity services in the early identification of high-risk women and assessment of current illness, and describes ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website The mental elf
    A new website that post updates every day with short and snappy summaries that highlight evidence-based publications that are relevant to mental health practice in the UK and further afield. Covers a range of topics.

    Publisher: Minervation
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website The Brazelton Centre
    The Brazelton Centre is a charity whose primary goals are to promote an understanding of infant development through fostering strong infant-parent relationships by focusing attention on the infant’s behavioural abilities ...

    Publisher: The Brazelton Centre
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Improving outcomes and ensuring quality: a guide for commissioners and providers of perinatal and infant mental health services
    This guide, published by NHS Northwest, has been developed over a ten month period with significant stakeholder involvement across the North West. The purpose has been to provide a toolkit including a high level integrat ...

    Publisher: Ann Sheppard, NHS North West
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website The Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC)
    APAC provides training for professionals who wish to work with children using therapeutic play and for Play Therapist certification. The APAC accredited play therapy training provides a consistent and coherent programme ...

    Publisher: The Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Mellow bumps
    Increasing evidence of the long–term effects of maternal stress in pregnancy has led Mellow Parenting to develop an antenatal programme (Mellow Bumps). This is a six week group-based ante-natal programme designed to sup ...

    Publisher: Mellow Parenting
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Against All Odds campaign
    Family Action has launched the Against All Odds campaign, to raise awareness of parental mental health and the impact on children. The charity is calling for more family-focussed services and better welfare provision for ...

    Publisher: Family Action
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website MSc Psychoanalytic developmental psychology
    This course provides a foundation for individuals interested in childhood development by uniquely combining theoretical consideration of psychoanalytic perspectives on developmental issues and inter-family relationships ...

    Publisher: University College London (UCL)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Safeguarding children and young people: maintaining and updating competences
    Launched by public health minister Anne Milton, this child protection training resource will provide paediatricians with skills for diagnosing and preventing cases of physical, mental and sexual abuse and neglect. It is ...

    Publisher: Department of Health
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Think child, think parent, think family: a briefing for senior managers
    This briefing looks at how senior managers can improve the health, wellbeing and life chances of parents with mental health problems and their families. Better joined-up working between services for adults with mental he ...

    Publisher: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Alcohol and pregnancy: information for midwives
    This booklet is aimed at midwives and healthcare professionals to give them evidence-based information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It covers the causes and effects of FASD, the critical periods for alco ...

    Publisher: National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - UK (NOFAS-UK)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Working in partnership: the family partnership model
    This book will be of interest to professionals, students and volunteers in community health, social services, mental health, education, youth services, child centres, child care settings and parents. It gives a detaile ...

    Publisher: Pearson
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Practical advice for caring for women with eating disorders during the perinatal period
    Pregnancy and the postpartum period are both critical times for women with eating disorders. This article reviews the mixed research findings of the impact of eating disorders upon pregnancy and identifies key times in ...

    Publisher: Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Early relationships and child development
    This DVD charts the development of four children who spend different amounts of time in a Russian orphanage and the effects of insufficient relationships on their emotional, social and cognitive development.

    Publisher: Association for Infant Mental Health (AIMH)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Grasping the nettle: early intervention for children, families and communities
    This report summarises local practice validated as excellent or deemed promising based on an analysis of effective practice case studies. The report highlights the role of health services, children’s centres and schools ...

    Publisher: Centre for Excellence and Outcomes (C4EO)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Interactive FASD Online Course
    A comprehensive user-friendly Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Course for health, mental health, social service providers, educators and any professionals in the UK working with children, adolescents and adults af ...

    Publisher: National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - UK (NOFAS-UK)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website CAFCA Practice sheet: engaging fathers in child and family services
    For a variety of reasons, fathers are less likely to engage in contact with child and family services. However, in recent years, fathers have become more involved in parenting and research has shown that this involvement ...

    Publisher: Communities and Families Clearinghouse Australia (CAFCA)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website The Dad Factor
    Positively involved fathers can have a huge impact on children’s learning and development, including on their reading age and other performance measures, and on their behaviour. The Fatherhood Institute, drawing on inter ...

    Publisher: The Fatherhood Institute
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Everybody's Business: Perinatal and infant mental health learning module
    This online module is part of the Every Child Matters online training package. Infant mental health refers to the emotional and cognitive development of infants from birth. This development takes place within the infant’ ...

    Publisher: National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website The recognition and assessment of acute pain in children: Quick reference guide and poster
    The quick reference guide is a four page summary that includes recommendations, good practice points, a pain assessment cycle diagram and an algorithm of validated pain scales. Also available as an A2 poster.

    Publisher: Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Fetal Alcohol Syndrome & Other Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
    The guide was prepared with a desire that it will be useful to individuals and families who are living with the results of fetal alcohol effects.

    Publisher: Florida Department of Children and Families
    Published Date: 2003

  • Website Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) What You Need To Know Series
    These fact sheets help answer questions about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)

    Publisher: SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Make the most of your appointment
    This page has been developed by the Department of Health to help everyone get the best out of their appointment with their doctor or health professional.

    Publisher: NHS Choices
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website The best start: Supporting happy, healthy childhoods
    The Australian Institute of Family Studies has prepared this Facts Sheet about the diversity of families to support the 2010 National Families Week. Children's early experiences are moulded by their family environments - ...

    Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Effects of child abuse and neglect for children and adolescents. NCPC resource sheet
    Child abuse and neglect is a social and public health problem in Australia, as well as a children's rights issue. Abuse and neglect can lead to a wide range of adverse consequences for children and young people. The purp ...

    Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Challenging behaviours
    A set of resources designed to help you better understand and cope with some of the typical challenges parents face in the early years: Aggression, Defiance, Inconsolable Crying, Children who are slow-to-warm-up and Slee ...

    Publisher: Zero to Three
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Mental health in pregnancy
    Leaflets about mental health in pregnancy and after childbirth

    Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: women with learning disabilities
    The Inequalities Sensitive Practice Initiative (ISPI) was active from April 2006-March 2009. It was established to test out and hone ways of developing practice that is sensitive to the impact of inequalities. Funded by ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: women with problematic alcohol use
    The Inequalities Sensitive Practice Initiative (ISPI) was active from April 2006-March 2009. It was established to test out and hone ways of developing practice that is sensitive to the impact of inequalities. Funded by ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: common mental health problems
    The Inequalities Sensitive Practice Initiative (ISPI) was active from April 2006-March 2009. It was established to test out and hone ways of developing practice that is sensitive to the impact of inequalities. Funded by ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: women who misuse drugs
    The Inequalities Sensitive Practice Initiative (ISPI) was active from April 2006-March 2009. It was established to test out and hone ways of developing practice that is sensitive to the impact of inequalities. Funded by ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: women of black/minority ethnic status (BME)
    The Inequalities Sensitive Practice Initiative (ISPI) was active from April 2006-March 2009. It was established to test out and hone ways of developing practice that is sensitive to the impact of inequalities. Funded by ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: women living in poverty
    The Inequalities Sensitive Practice Initiative (ISPI) was active from April 2006-March 2009. It was established to test out and hone ways of developing practice that is sensitive to the impact of inequalities. Funded by ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: women affected by gender based violence
    The Inequalities Sensitive Practice Initiative (ISPI) was active from April 2006-March 2009. It was established to test out and hone ways of developing practice that is sensitive to the impact of inequalities. Funded by ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Inequalities sensitive practice initiative maternity pathways: the vulnerable infant
    The ISPI Maternity Project Lead conducted a user engagement survey with women who were dealing with a range of factors in their lives that had the potential to create multiple and complex needs, in order to assess levels ...

    Publisher: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    Published Date: 2009

  • Microsoft Word Document Getting it right from the start: DVD and booklet on attachment and bonding for new parents
    Tameside and Glossop Early Attachment Service is an Infant Mental Health Service which has been running formally for two years. It offers training and consultation to professionals and a comprehensive clinical service to ...

    Publisher: Tameside and Glossop Early Attachment Service
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Are you concerned about your child’s sexual behaviour?
    This booklet is for families whose child has been involved in sexual behaviour that has been harmful to others. It covers what will happen and how police and social workers deal with allegations of abuse by children. The ...

    Publisher: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Human Givens Parenting Pods
    Human Givens Parenting Pods is a programme to help parents understanding of children's innate physical and emotional needs.

    Publisher: Human Givens Institute (HGI)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Triple P
    Triple P, Positive Parenting Program, is parenting and family support strategy aimed at preventing behavioural, emotional and developmental problems in children by enhancing the knowledge, skills and confidence of paren ...

    Publisher: Triple P International Pty. Ltd.
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website The Incredible Years
    The Incredible Years is a programme to reduce children's aggression and behaviour problems and increasing social competence at home and at school.

    Publisher: The Incredible Years
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Respond
    Respond is a voluntary sector organisation that has been established since 1991 providing community-based assessment and treatment services for children, young people, adults and families with learning disabilities who h ...

    Publisher: Respond
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Early Years Foundation Stage resources (website)
    This website contains information relating to the Early Years strategy including a link to good practice resources.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website The Human Givens Institute
    The Human Givens approach is a school of psychology that provides a holistic, scientific framework for understanding the way that individuals and society works.

    Publisher: The Human Givens Institute (HGI)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Effective interventions for complex families where there are concerns about, or evidence of, a child suffering significant harm
    This briefing is based on research evidence (mainly from the UK and USA) of effective interventions to identify and support children who suffer significant harm.

    Publisher: Centre for Excellence and Outcomes (C4EO)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website wholewoman: Essential information for mums
    Essential information for mums experiencing domestic violence.

    Publisher: National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Health-led parenting support
    Details about the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme and pilot schemes are in this section of the Every Child Matters website.

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website NICE clinical guidelines: antenatal and postnatal mental health
    The advice in the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline on mental health problems during pregnancy and after giving birth covers recognising mental health problems during pregnancy and the ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Microsoft Word Document Bates' Infant Characteristics Questionnaire (ICQ)
    Parental judgment related to developmental changes in their children

    Publisher: NCSS
    Published Date: 2009

  • Microsoft Word Document Maternal Attitude Scale
    A number of statements about your baby or infant and how you feel about him or her

    Publisher: NCSS
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Unique - The Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group
    Unique is a source of information and support to families and individuals affected by any rare chromosome disorder and to the professionals who work with them. Unique is a UK-based charity but welcomes members worldwide.

    Publisher: The Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Safeguarding children scrutiny guide
    The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) and Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) have published a guide offering practical advice for Local Authority Overview and Scrutiny Committees (OSCs) on the questions they may w ...

    Publisher: Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Improving Safety, Reducing Harm: Children, young people and domestic violence
    This toolkit provides information about children, domestic violence and related issues, including risk assessment and safety planning information, guidance for schools, as well as sample forms and key fact sheets.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Keeping Children Safe: Information disclosure about child sexual offenders
    Community disclosure is now running in the Tayside Police Force area. This will provide a formal route for the public to directly raise child protection concerns and be confident that action will follow.

    Publisher: The Scottish Government
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website The recognition and assessment of acute pain in children
    This revised and updated guideline supersedes the document "Assessment of acute pain in children" published in 2000. The aim of this guideline is to improve the way in which health professionals recognise and assess pain ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Common winter illnesses booklet
    Comprehensive advice booklet on common winter illnesses for parents of premature and sick babies. First published in 2009, third (2011) edition now available.

    Publisher: Bliss – the special care baby charity
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Protecting Children - Supporting Foster Carers: Dealing with an allegation
    This publication is aimed at foster carers and their families, but it will also be helpful to childcare workers involved in investigations of foster carers, looked after young people, their advocates and birth families. ...

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Think child, think parent, think family: a guide to parental mental health and child welfare (SCIE Guide 30)
    This guide is about working with parents who have mental health problems and their children. It provides guidance on policy and practice and makes recommendations for key areas of professional education, workforce develo ...

    Publisher: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website UK-WHO Growth Charts
    The RCPCH has launched new UK growth charts to plot weight, height and head circumference of children from birth to 4 years of age: * A4 growth chart 0-4 years * A5 growth charts for the Personal Child Health ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Communicating with children
    Things to remember when communicating with children

    Publisher: Worcester County Council
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Protect the Children! A guide to those working and living with children affected by violence
    The book underscores the role of the frontline worker to become the child’s trusted helper. What you say to the child in the first moments can make a difference between the child trusting you and getting help, or the chi ...

    Publisher: Save the Children
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Accidents and child development: guidelines for practitioners
    This guide addresses particular issues related to child safety and focuses on the actual experiences of field workers. Its aim is to share the experiences of practitioners with a wider audience so that effective interven ...

    Publisher: Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Interventions to prevent child maltreatment and associated impairment
    Considers the effectiveness of programmes for preventing child maltreatment including physical abuse, neglect, and child sexual abuse. Argues that and there are currently no known approaches to prevent emotional abuse or ...

    Publisher: Elsevier Limited
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Mellow Parenting : Positive Parenting
    Mellow Parenting is a 14 week one day a week group designed to support families with relationship problems with their infants and young children. It combines personal support for parents with a video and direct work with ...

    Publisher: Mellow Parenting
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Whatever Life Brings: Understanding Your Childs Mental Health
    Booklet from the Mental Health Foundation, which gives parents information and advice about children's mental health.

    Publisher: Mental Health Foundation
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Parent Partnership Services Increasing parental confidence
    The standards in this document are part of the priorities for action (2006-2009) set out in the Government response to the Education and Skills Select Committee on SEN (October 2006). The exemplars provided illustrate a ...

    Publisher: Teachernet
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Think positive - Your guide to keeping children happy and safe
    The NSPCC has produced a new leaflet for parents and carers called Think Positive. It contains positive parenting tips, information about how to keep children safe from harm and where to get help and advice.

    Publisher: National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website What About the Children
    This charity focuses on the emotional needs of babies and young children under three. Their website includes access to useful resources and research on infant mental health, and attachment issues.

    Publisher: What About The Children
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Depression during pregnancy
    Depression during pregnancy is common. The case presented in this article highlights many of the key issues involved in the management of pregnant women with depression, particularly the importance of active treatment.

    Publisher: British Medical Journal (BMJ)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Infant Mental Health: A Guide for Practitioners
    This guide has been produced to support all with an interest in bringing about change and improvement in the care and support offered to parents of new babies and to support and inform the commitments within Delivering f ...

    Publisher: HeadsUpScotland
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance
    This guidance covers the recognition of mental health problems during pregnancy and in the first year after giving birth, and care and treatment options, including drugs and psychological treatments. It also covers how f ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Improving access to psychological therapies. Perinatal positive practice guide
    Pregnancy and the period after childbirth can bring a range of emotional changes for the mother, her partner and other members of the family. Many mothers find that these changes are a positive experience, but some ...

    Publisher: Department of Health
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Information sheets
    These information sheets have been produced as part of a research project on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the early years funded by Worcestershire County Council and jointly managed by Worcestershire County ...

    Publisher: Worcestershire County Council
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Case studies
    A Worcestershire practitioner’s perspective - A practitioner case study of working with children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in an early years setting.

    Publisher: Worcestershire County Council
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Definitions and signs of child abuse. Child protection fact sheet
    Provides guidance for people working in voluntary, community and commercial organisations that have child protection policies in place, on how they can recognise the signs of child abuse, so that they can alert the appro ...

    Publisher: NSPCC
    Published Date: 2009


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