This briefing looks at how senior managers can improve the health, wellbeing and life chances of parents with mental health problems and their families. Better joined-up working between services for adults with mental health problems and children’s services is essential to achieving this.
The study was funded by The Big Lottery and was conducted on a partnership basis by CHILDREN 1ST (who had overall management responsibility) and the Glasgow Centre for the Child & Society, University of Strathclyde. A final report of the study entitled, 'Fathers of Children Born to Teenage Mothers: A Study of Processes within Changing Family Formation Practices'. The study began in August 2006 and finished in November 2009.
Document describing and discussing the work of the Healthy Fathering Project, which was created to raise awareness of the importance of positive and involved fathers to children, promote professional understanding and commitment to engage with fathers more actively, influence policy and practice and pilot direct work with men as fathers and with children.
Brief online article highlighting a DVD which can be used with either groups of parents or carers or individuals and gives examples of practical ways in which they can support children's learning.
Document describing a project with the goals of developing practitioners' skills in engaging with parents and forging stronger links between children's learning in early years settings and in the home environment. Methods used to achieve these aims included workshop-picnics promoting the principles of the Letters and Sounds approach.
A presentation on families, lifestyles and drugs and how to reach families in prevention.
This is episode 1 in a series in which Mariella Frostrup and guests, Sue Gerhardt, Stephen Scott and Jennie Bristow, discuss whether shouting at children causes long-term damage, or is an unavoidable part of busy family life. Possible effective alternatives are discussed.
Report of a project which assessed the needs of children of mentally ill parents and made recommendations for improving agency responses to them.
Document describing an Active Play project aimed specifically at fathers in which six-week courses were run in over 20 early years settings to encourage fathers to become more closely involved in their children's play.
This report begins with a summary giving the background; key findings; notes on childcare information; advice and assistance - the brokerage service; information about other services, facilities and publications; information on services for disabled children, children with special educational needs and for disabled parents; access to the information service; service delivery; changes made as a result of the extended information duty requirements; and barriers, ending with recommendations and notes on limitations of the research. The main text then pursues these themes in detail.