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PIMH: Reports

This page shows the latest 15 resources to be added to the Perinatal and infant mental health reports section of the site. New resources are added as they are published.

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  • Website Pressure points - postnatal care funding
    This report shows that there is a funding gap between what maternity services are given and what it actually costs to run them.

    Publisher: Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Early intervention for children with learning disabilities whose behaviours challenge
    This paper sets out the evidence currently available around early intervention approaches for children with learning disabilities whose behaviours challenge, and identifies key areas of action to help commissioners proac ...

    Publisher: The Challenging Behaviour Foundation
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Evaluation of FEDUP: interim report
    FED UP (Family Environment: Drug Using Parents) is a face-to-face intensive intervention for families where there is parental substance misuse. This interim evaluation report gives findings from questionnaires that child ...

    Publisher: NSPCC
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Convergence or divergence? A longitudinal analysis of behaviour problems among disabled and non-disabled children aged 3 to 7 in England (Working paper no. 14-13)
    This study sets out to identify the incidence and development of disabled children’s problem behaviours, including conduct, peer, hyperactivity and emotional problems during the early years using the Millennium Cohort St ...

    Publisher: Institute of Education (IOE), University of London
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website From evidence into action: opportunities to protect and improve the nation’s health
    In this document Public Health England publishes 7 priorities for the next 5 years, including ensuring that every child has the best start in life.

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

  • Website The costs of perinatal mental health problems
    This report sets out the findings of a project on the economic and social impact of maternal mental health problems in the perinatal period and seeks to provide comprehensive estimates of the costs of these problems, inc ...

    Publisher: Centre for Mental Health & London School of Economics (LSE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Harrow Local Safeguarding Children Board: learning the safeguarding lessons
    This short film is based on a recent learning and improvement case review in Harrow and illustrates the need for a ‘team around the family’ approach.

    Publisher: Harrow Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Antidepressant treatment for postnatal depression (Intervention review)
    This review was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of different antidepressants and to compare their effectiveness with other forms of treatment, placebo or treatment as usual. It is an update of a review first pub ...

    Publisher: The Cochrane Library
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website A stitch in time: the case for early support
    Action for Children, Barnardo's, The Children's Society, NSPCC and Save The Children have joined together in a campaign calling on all political parties to make a commitment to shift the emphasis of public services to e ...

    Publisher: Action for Children
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website All babies count: the Dad Project
    This report presents advice on working with new and expectant fathers, from the Dad Project which involved working with dads to look at how to support them during pregnancy and the first year of their child’s life.

    Publisher: NSPCC
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Postnatal care planning (Pressure points)
    This report highlights problems with postnatal care and makes recommendations to improve it, as part of RCM’s ‘Pressure Points’ postnatal care campaign which focusses on the shortage of resources whilst caring for women ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Measures of child development: a review
    The Department of Health commissioned a review of standardised tools that can be used to measure children’s developmental progress at age two, as part of work to develop a population measure of child development at age 2 ...

    Publisher: Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website The right start: how to support early intervention through initial contact with families
    Despite government statutory guidance, this research finds that almost half of local authorities are not providing live birth data to children's centres in their area. The sharing of live birth data provides children's c ...

    Publisher: The Children's Society
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website No more baby steps: a strategy for revolutionising childcare
    The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) sets out its plans for moving towards a universal, high quality and affordable system of childcare and early years provision in this report. The key components of their pla ...

    Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Physical, behavioral, and cognitive effects of prenatal tobacco and postnatal secondhand smoke exposure (Journal article)
    The purpose of this review is to examine the rapidly expanding literature regarding the effects of prenatal tobacco and postnatal secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure on child health and development.

    Publisher: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
    Published Date: 2014


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