Moraene (Mo) Roberts has worked with the charity ATD Fourth World for many years and has worked with many families in poverty. Her experiences and insights into the issues of poverty and social exclusion provides a very useful overview of the issues facing families living in poverty and some key lessons for practitioners who are in contact with these families. The interview lasts approximately 20 minutes.
Report of a project which assessed the needs of children of mentally ill parents and made recommendations for improving agency responses to them.
This inquiry sought evidence from a range of stakeholders across England, including parents, people with autism and professionals into transition to adulthood for young people with autism. The report outlines the key findings of the Inquiry and makes recommendations based on the experiences and evidence from all those who took part.
This podcast is presented by Alison Leask who is Chair of Autism Argyll and a teaching associate at the National Centre for Autism Studies at the University of Strathclyde. She recently worked at NHS Education for Scotland (NES) developing information resources for parents and participated in curriculum development for NHS staff. She is a parent of a young man with Asperger Syndrome.
Publication offering information and advice to parents of disabled children on how to cope with and manage bullying should it occur to their child.
This briefing focuses on factors contributing to either stress or resilience in families where one or both parents have mental health problems.
Paper summarising the findings of an in-depth investigation into pupil characteristics and school characteristics relating to bullying of secondary school pupils aged 14 to 16 in England.
Policy-makers and commentators often blame ‘bad parenting’ for children and young people’s troublesome behaviour. What can research tell us about the influence of parenting, especially the parent-child relationships in millions of ‘ordinary’ families? This report includes research based on the perspectives of mothers, fathers and children themselves. They were commissioned by the JRF to inform its own Parenting Research and Development programme.
Leaflet containing information on the possible learning diffficulties which can be seen in children who have hydrocephalus as a result of spina bifida.
N.B. This resource is no longer available.
Report of a research project which studied the development of character capabilities contributing to life chances and the factors influencing their development. It concludes that the early years are the critical years in this regard and that parents are, consequently, the principal character builders in society.