research report

Being a father to a child with disabilities: issues and what helps

This briefing focuses on fathers’ experiences of their child’s disability, impairment or chronic illness, and their resulting needs. Fathers of disabled children experience many of the same needs and concerns as mothers, but they do also have particular issues and needs. Fathers of disabled children are fathers first, and fathers of a disabled child second.

Children and domestic violence : a research overview of the impact on children

This resource looks at the question of the impact of domestic violence on children and examines some of the research on intervention and what can be done to promote better outcomes. The review aims examines the definition of domestic violence and the gendered pattern of abuse; the experiences of children living with domestic violence and the overlap with other forms of abuse; the impact on children of living with domestic violence; the problems associated with post-separation violence; and policy implications and practice interventions.

How can we make mental health education work?

This report has been written for people interested in breaking down stigma and discrimination attached to mental ill-health. It provides an overview of some of the steps to consider when setting up an anti-discrimination programme and reports on the success of one such project. Section 1 explores "stigma busting" approaches. Section 2 describes Kent Mental Health Awareness in Action project which involved the Institute of Psychiatry, World Psychiatric Association, and two local awareness groups. Section 3 is an evaluation of the Kent Workshop Programme.

SCIE Report 04: Using systematic reviews to improve social care

The report examines the relevance of systematic reviews to the endeavour to promote better knowledge for better services. It considers some philosophical as well as technical or methodological issues, and makes some recommendations as to how an organisation such as SCIE can best use the range of initiatives, including the Campbell Collaboration, that are happening worldwide.