teenagers

Parenting: early years to teenage years

Publications page of Parenting across Scotland, which contains research on the importance of early years, and effective approaches to parenting and family support.

Supporting independence? Evaluation of the teenage parent supported housing pilot: final report

Evaluation of a pilot that involved seven local authorities providing ‘enhanced support packages’ for teenage parents, with a particular emphasis on those aged 16 and 17 and those not living with parents/carers (including those living in their own homes or supported housing).

The pilot projects were operational from early 2009 to March 2011.

Standing on my own two feet: disadvantaged teenagers, intimate partner violence and coercive control

Research to develop a better understanding of the nature and dynamics of violence in vulnerable teenagers’ intimate relationships; to examine the impact of physical, emotional and sexual violence on young people’s well-being; and to identify appropriate responses. The study set out to explore if some disadvantaged groups experienced greater vulnerability to intimate partner violence than others, and if so, to develop a better understanding regarding the factors that may contribute to this susceptibility.

Teenage drinking and interethnic friendships: summary

Summary of report that explores the links between young people’s interethnic friendships and their drinking patterns and behaviours.

Teenage drinking and interethnic friendships

Report that explores the links between young people’s interethnic friendships and their drinking patterns and behaviours.

Getting the best for your child [non-audio version]

This resource is Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children's and Young People's Services (C4EO)'s parenting roadmap. This resource for parents and carers follows the main life stages for children and young people, including those with additional needs, to show you what can make a real difference to their lives at home, school and in other services they experience. It highlights the key messages from C4EO and gives you definitions of terms that could be used by children sector professionals you might meet.

Getting the best for your child [audio version]

This resource is Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children's and Young People's Services (C4EO)'s parenting roadmap. This resource for parents and carers follows the main life stages for children and young people, including those with additional needs, to show you what can make a real difference to their lives at home, school and in other services they experience. It highlights the key messages from C4EO and gives you definitions of terms that could be used by children sector professionals you might meet.

Teenage drinking cultures

This report investigates the onset and development of drinking behaviours within teenage friendship groups.

Using social network data from the Belfast Youth Development Study, the study identified and sampled eight relatively stable friendship groups covering a mix of social class, gender and type of education. Report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in February 2011. Summary of report also available.