adolescence

Review that examines the evidence on models of adolescent care provision beyond the residential children’s home model. A 2012 report by the Education Select Committee found that the child protection system does not meet the needs of older children and recommended an urgent review of the support offered to this group (House of Commons Education Committee, 2012).

Paper that presents the first UK estimates of the association between parental wealth during adolescence and a range of children’s outcomes in early adulthood.

Parental wealth is positively associated with all outcomes examined (which include educational attainment, employment, earnings and homeownership).

Cross-sectional analysis of self-reported questionnaire data collected from members of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) birth cohort, England. Respondents (n = 4810) were aged 16–17 years old and have been followed up since birth.

Study that evaluated the effectiveness of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Adolescents (MTFCA), an innovative, evidence-based form of fostering for looked after children (age 11-16 years) with complex needs.

MTFC-A was implemented by 18 English local authorities, using pump-priming money from the former Department for Children, Schools and Families and supported by an implementation team at the Institute of Psychiatry.

Paper that analyses the relationship between having one or more father figures and the likelihood that young people engage in delinquent criminal behaviour. It pays particular attention to distinguishing the roles of residential and non-residential, biological fathers as well as stepfathers.

Children's and families services guide 44. This guide is for all staff working with young people with mental health problems who need to move from one service to another that is, to make a 'transition'. In the guide you will find underlying principles, information about making services accessible and easy to use, transition planning and practice, working together, and performance management and monitoring: all key areas where improvements will make a real difference to the lives of young people, their families and carers.

The tendency for risky behaviors to co-occur has been well-studied. However, prevention efforts traditionally have taken a targeted approach, seeking to prevent a single risky behavior.

This briefing brings together findings from developmental science and from rigorous program evaluations to identify seven actionable, feasible strategies and relevant programs that have been found to affect two or more risky behaviors.

This report puts the national statistics about children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health into context, and tells the stories of some typical young Relate clients. It also presents the evidence that emotional and mental distress in childhood and adolescence matter in both the short and long term, and that they can be ameliorated by the right services being easily available. Recommendations are also made for the provision of these services.

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.