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Combat Poverty Agency: Autumn 2008 No. 22

Action on Poverty Today is the quarterly journal of the Combat Poverty Agency. Each issue carries articles by specialist contributors on a wide range of policy areas. It also acts as a diary of events in the field of social inclusion and monitors new publications and changing legislation.

How to restrain your violent impulses

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This booklet looks at why men or women behave violently. It explains how people can learn to express their anger safely, and where to get help. It also offers advice to those who may be a target.

What is 'povertyism'?

Poverty affects children from very different backgrounds and discrimination on the basis of disability, race or immigration status mean that some sections of the population are significantly over represented among poor families. However many families living in poverty also report being discriminated on the basis of being poor, and this being compounded when involved with child welfare services.

Local Response Report : Child Protection Inquiry into the Circumstances surrounding the death of Kennedy McFarlane

This is Dumfries and Galloway Council's response to the Hammond Report which formed the Inquiry into the Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Kennedy McFarlane. This Report reviews the recommendations of the Inquiry and sets out planned action.

Moving into Adulthood: Young disabled people moving into adulthood

This report draws on a range of research projects to identify the key barriers that many young disabled people and their families still face.

Vulnerable children and young people guidance pack: introduction

Introduction to a guidance pack intended to provide information and advice on some of the pressures that vulnerable children face in society and offer alternative routes to prevent damaging behaviour and negative outcomes such as self-harm, substance misuse, sexual exploitation through prostitution and running away.

Healthy lives, brighter futures: the strategy for children and young people's health

Strategy document setting out the UK Government's ambitions for children and young people's health and well-being in England and outlining how progress towards these will be made through improving outcomes, services and experiences of service use and reducing health inequalities.

Breaking it down: developing whole-family approaches to youth homelessness

Report presenting new perspectives on whole-family approaches to preventing and dealing with youth homelessness through relating parents' experiences of successful approaches to homelessness prevention and the views and experiences of key agencies working with families at risk.

Starting over : young refugees talk about life in Britain

Report of research which assessed ways in which voluntary organisations can work better with young refugees to further their self-development and improve their skills. The report aims to help voluntary organisations formulate a policy approach for young refugees.

Joined up working with children and families on the front line

This resource highlights key themes from the Research in Practice publication 'Professionalism, partnership and joined-up thinking: a research review of front-line working with children and families' by Nick Frost, Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds. This resource provides a useful introduction to the book, which includes more detail about the evidence from which the themes noted here are drawn as well as full references, brief historical and conceptual context, and practice examples.