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  • 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 Healthy Start: understanding the use of vouchers and vitamins: summary for families
    This report is a short summary of the findings for women and their families who took part in the evaluation of the Healthy Start Programme. It presents what people said about the Healthy Start scheme.

    Publisher: Mother and Infant Research Unit (MIRU), University of Dundee
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Healthy Start: understanding the use of vouchers and vitamins: summary for practitioners
    The main aims of this study were to look at how the Healthy Start scheme works from the point of view of women using it and health professionals, and to provide evidence for how it could work better. This report is a sum ...

    Publisher: Mother and Infant Research Unit (MIRU), University of Dundee
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Healthy Start: understanding the use of vouchers and vitamins (final report)
    This is the full report of an evaluation of the Healthy Start programme. The main aims of this study were: to look how the Healthy Start scheme works from the point of view of women using it and health professionals; and ...

    Publisher: Mother and Infant Research Unit (MIRU), University of Dundee
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website CANparent trial evaluation: second interim report. Research report
    The CANparent classes trial, a DfE initiative, seeks to test a universal offer of high-quality, stigma-free parenting classes. This second interim report covers the first year of the 2-year CANparent trial and highlights ...

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

  • Website Parenting interventions to promote child health (Journal article)
    This article focuses on three early intervention programmes; Family Nurse Partnership; Triple P and Incredible Years which are all available to parents in the UK.

    Publisher: Paediatrics and Child Health
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website How parenting assessment strengthens family services
    This paper provides a US perspective on how observational parenting assessment can strengthen family services and why it should be considered best practice.

    Publisher: Journal of Health Visiting
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website The Parent–Infant Interaction Observation Scale: reliability and validity of a screening tool
    The aim of this study was to assess the reliability and validity of the Parent–Infant Interaction Observation Scale (PIIOS) in screening parent–infant interaction at 2–7 months. The authors concluded that the PIIOS compr ...

    Publisher: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website The effectiveness of training in the Parent-Infant Interaction Observation Scale for health visitors
    This study aimed to examine the accuracy of a group of health visitors who have received no training in assessing parent-infant interaction, and whether this accuracy increases following training in the implementation of ...

    Publisher: Journal of Health Visiting
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Minding the baby: enhancing reflectiveness to improve early health and relationship outcomes in an interdisciplinary home-visiting program
    This article focuses on the first wave of outcomes in a pilot-phase randomized control trial of a home-based intervention for infants and their families: Minding the Baby, an interdisciplinary, mentalization-based interv ...

    Publisher: Infant Mental Health Journal
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Serving highly vulnerable families in home-visitation programs (Journal article)
    Home-visitation programs for families with young children are growing in popularity in the United States. These programs typically seek to prevent child abuse and neglect and/or promote optimal development for infants, t ...

    Publisher: Infant Mental Health Journal
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website InBrief: Early childhood program effectiveness
    This edition of the InBrief series outlines basic concepts from four decades of program evaluation research which help explain how society can ensure that children have a solid foundation for a productive future by creat ...

    Publisher: Center on the Developing Child
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Pilot study of a school-based parent training program for preschoolers with ASD
    This study investigated the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of a parenting training program designed for early intervention and early childhood special education (EI/ESCE) programs serving students with autisti ...

    Publisher: Autism
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)
    The Family Nurse Partnership is a maternal and early years public health programme. Using a psycho-educational approach it provides on-going, intensive support to young, first-time mothers and their babies (and fathers/ ...

    Publisher: Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Matching parenting support needs to service provision in a universal 13-month child health surveillance visit
    The Glasgow Parenting Support Framework is an intervention to support families with preschool children. It provides structured support through universal and targeted interventions. Two routine family visits by health vis ...

    Publisher: Child: Care, Health and Development
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Improving maternal and infant health and care: at admission in labour and promoting attachment and breastfeeding in neonatal units. Evidence into practice consultations
    A report of region-wide consultations in Yorkshire and the Humber which can be used in a number of different ways including: The basis of planned practice and service development, to inform education and training, and ...

    Publisher: University of York
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website The RCN’s UK position on health visiting in the early years
    In August 2010 the RCN published Pillars of the community: the RCN UK position on the development of the registered nursing workforce in the community. This position statement builds on that document describing in more d ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Nurses (RCN)
    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 Mental health promotion and mental illness prevention: the economic case
    This report presents the key findings of a project on the economic case for mental health promotion and prevention, based on a detailed analysis of costs and benefits for fifteen different interventions.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website The significance of reflective supervision for infant mental health work
    This article emphasizes the significance of reflective supervision for parent–infant work and suggests that it needs to be an integral part of the system of service delivery.

    Publisher: Infant Mental Health Journal
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Health visitor implementation plan 2011-15: a call to action, February 2011
    Sets out a programme for renewing the Health Visiting Service, stressing the importance of pregnancy and the early years in laying the foundations for future health, learning and wellbeing, and the role of health visito ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Policy briefing 1: health visitors: To re-establish health visitors as trusted support figures for parents and children
    This briefing sets out the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition's policy recommendations and supporting evidence.

    Publisher: Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Scratching the surface
    In this article the manager of a self-harm training organisation looks at reasons behind self-harming behaviour and what midwives can do to help pregnant women who deliberately injure themselves.

    Publisher: Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website The Parenting Early Intervention Programme: second interim report
    This second interim report presents the findings up to March 2010 on the implementation and impact of four evidence-based parenting programmes. It covers Incredible Years, Triple P, Strengthening Families Strengthening C ...

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    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 When family hurts: family experience of aggression in children (2010)
    This report calls for greater recognition and understanding of the type of support that families need. It highlights evidence that parenting support interventions are highly effective in turning escalating problems aroun ...

    Publisher: Parentline Plus
    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 Long-term effects of a home-visiting intervention for depressed mothers and their infants
    Background: Whereas preventive interventions for depressed mothers and their infants have yielded positive short-term outcomes, few studies have examined their long-term effectiveness. The present follow-up of a randomi ...

    Publisher: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Home visitation with psychologically vulnerable families
    Developments in the Profession and in the Professional

    Publisher: Zero to Three
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Parenting infants and toddlers today: research findings
    What has a more powerful influence on how parents raise their young children: the way they were raised or their faith? What roles do professionals and friends play in shaping parents’ views on childrearing? What impact i ...

    Publisher: Zero to Three
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website An infant mental health service: the importance of the early years and evidence based practice
    This document gives detailed evidence for the importance of infant-parent psychotherapy, and related relationship-based interventions, as a therapeutic and preventative service for at-risk babies and their parents.

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

  • 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 The Centre for Parent and Child Support (CPCS)
    CPCS aims to enable service providers to work in partnership with children and their families, to develop promotional and preventative strategies, and to provide families with holistic care, that takes account of their p ...

    Publisher: The Centre for Parent and Child Support (CPCS)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website The Solihull Approach
    The Solihull Approach is an integrated model of working, open learning resource packs and training programme for care professionals working with families babies, children and young people who are affected by emotional an ...

    Publisher: Solihull Care Trust
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Brazelton Touchpoints Center
    This website explains Brazelton Touchpoints, a parenting approach to support children's self esteem and resilience.

    Publisher: Brazelton Touchpoints Center
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Family and Parenting Institute
    The Family and Parenting Institute champions families. It draws on research and evidence to influence policy and offer practical solutions to make society more family friendly. The website includes research, books and pu ...

    Publisher: National Family and Parenting Institute (NFPI)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Family Caring Trust
    Supports and empowers parents by providing practical, skill-based resources - newsletter, booklets, and training - to improve family relationships.

    Publisher: Family Caring Trust
    Published Date: 2001

  • Website Family Links: transforming schools and families
    Family Links trains parenting practitioners to deliver the Nurturing Programme, which promotes good relationship within families, in schools and voluntary organisations.

    Publisher: Family Links
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website healthvisitors.com
    This website has been compiled by health visitors to provide information on children's health, behaviour and development. For parents of infants and children up to five years old, the FAQ section has 180 frequently asked ...

    Publisher: Midwives Online (MWOL) Ltd
    Published Date: 2010

  • 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 Maternity and Early Years - Making a good start to family life
    The document has been developed jointly by the Department of Health, The Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, drawing on the views of mothers and fathers, children’s centr ...

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Evaluation of the Parenting Early Intervention Programme: 1st Interim Report
    Evaluation of the Parenting Early Intervention Programme, an initiative to fund local authorities (LAs) in England to implement evidence-based parenting programmes. Evidence from the evaluation indicated the programme ha ...

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Front-line care: the future of nursing and midwifery in England
    The Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery in England believes that a strong statement of commitment to high quality care from all concerned would help to restore public trust. Front-line staf ...

    Publisher: Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery in England
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Breastfeeding and depression: empowering the new mother
    For many new mothers who suffer from postpartum depression, breastfeeding is a lifeline to their newborn baby. It may be the only validation of mothering they experience during this time. Mothers who continue to breastfe ...

    Publisher: British Journal of Midwifery (BJM)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Adding it Up: the Costs and Benefits of Investing in Family Planning and Maternal and Newborn Health
    The report provides new estimates on the costs and benefits of investing in family planning and maternal and newborn health, demonstrating that with adequate funding, dramatic improvements are in reach.

    Publisher: Guttmacher Institute
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website From Pregnancy to Early Childhood
    The Mental Health Foundation commissioned this report on the basis of its National Enquiry into the Mental Health of Children and Young People, 'Bright Futures'. It aims to summarise a variety of interventions designed t ...

    Publisher: Mental Health Foundation
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website The longer-term outcomes associated with families who had worked with Intensive Family Support Projects(Archived)
    This report is based on the Intensive Family Support Projects. For seven out of ten families positive changes had been sustained. However, just under a third of families continued to experience complaints about anti-soci ...

    Publisher: Department for Communities and Local Government
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Improving parenting: the why and the how
    This paper by Sarah Stewart-Brown, in the Archives of Disease in Childhood looks at government initiatives to improve parenting.

    Publisher: Archives of Disease in Childhood
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Lessons from family-strengthening interventions: learning from evidence-based practice
    Presents findings from research by the Harvard Family Research Project into family-strengthening intervention programmes. These aim to support parents by increasing their abilities to guide their children's learning and ...

    Publisher: Harvard Family Research Project
    Published Date: 2007


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