coping behaviour

Impact of family breakdown on children's wellbeing: evidence review (research brief)

This briefing presents the findings from a review of the impact of parental separation and divorce on children’s well-being and development. The review incorporated evidence concerning family breakdown and its consequences, and included research relating to both married and cohabiting parents. Findings are summarised in the areas of: family breakdown and its impact on children; contributory factors and optimising positive outcomes.

Parental mental health : messages from research, policy and practice

This review focuses on one particular aspect of parenting and family life. It is about children living in families where a parent has mental health problems. The aim of this review is to identify – from a range of publications – sources and messages that might help practitioners and managers improve their understanding of the circumstances of children and families living with parental mental health problems, and find responses that have the potential for achieving positive change.

Survival skills : using life skills to tackle social exclusion

Report making the case for life skills training taking a central role in the provision of support and services for people at risk of social exclusion if these services are to be properly effective. It discusses the correct definition of life skills and presents a case study of a project for homeless people which has incorporated life skills development into its services.

GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services - Accentuating the Positive: Resilience and desistance approaches - Malcolm Hill

This podcast is taken from the 'GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services' conference held in Glasgow on the 24-26 September. Session 2 - Building Better Childhoods, Understanding Contemporary Childhood. Chair Dr Bronwen Cohen, Chief Executive, Children in Scotland. Professor Malcolm Hill from the Glasgow School of Social Work, talk about the resilience and coping behaviour.