behaviour

Promoting positive outcomes: working together to prevent antisocial behaviour in Scotland

This framework represents to all stakeholders and to the people of Scotland a vision for how anti-social behaviour should be tackled and how committed the Scottish government is to championing its principles through the work of diverse yet complementary organisations.

Disciplining children: research with parents in Scotland

This report presents the findings of research with parents relating to disciplining children. It was carried out between March and August 2002 when consideration was being given to changing the law in relation to physical discipline. The research was designed to provide information about attitudes and behaviours amongst parents in Scotland and had two main components.

Evaluation of intensive family support projects in Scotland

This report examines the establishment, operation and impacts of intensive family intervention projects operating in Scotland. The research was initiated mainly to evaluate the three ‘Breaking the Cycle’ (BtC) schemes funded by the Scottish Government as a two-year pilot programme running from 2006/07-2008/09. In addition to the BtC projects (in Falkirk, Perth and Kinross and South Lanarkshire) the research also encompassed the Dundee Families Project (set up in 1996) and the Aberdeen Families Project (established in 2005).

The brain and behaviour

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet explains which areas of the brain are largely responsible for which skills and abilities, and how the changes in behaviour, memory and thought we see in people with Alzheimer’s may be a direct result of the way the disease has affected the brain.

Children, young people and alcohol

In 2009, the Department for Children, Schools and Families commissioned GfK NOP to conduct research to investigate young people and alcohol. Specifically, the research was designed to better understand parents’ and young people’s attitudes and behaviour towards alcohol and alcohol consumption. The research was also designed to investigate how children’s behaviour may be influenced by their parent’s attitudes and behaviour towards alcohol.

The Down syndrome behavioural phenotype : taking a developmental approach

Paper discussing the Down syndrome behavioural phenotype and the benefits of a developmental approach to its study as well as related issues such as the distinction between primary and secondary phenotypic features, heterotypic continuity and methodological implications.

Scoping of resources to support alcohol and health behaviour change

Report of a study which reviewed the use and appropriateness of available health behaviour change (HBC) resources on alcohol by various professionals within different settings. The aim was to review the evidence base for the link between topic areas to inform the development of future resources.

Motivation and behaviour change

This paper looks at the core issue of motivation and is of relevance if you are interested in the process of behaviour change. The paper was written as a resource for staff at Bright, http://www.brightplace.org.uk, who run social marketing campaigns in partnership with other charities.

Support and services for parents: a review of practice development in Scotland

Scottish Government evaluation of how Parenting Orders have been used by local authorities and Community Health Partnerships.

The Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 introduced Parenting Orders as part of a three-year pilot scheme. Parenting Orders introduced, for the first time, the potential for compulsory measures over parents and were designed to support those who refused to engage with voluntary support services to improve their parenting where this was considered seriously deficient.

The causes of dementia

Video presenting the key facts about dementia and how changes which occur in the brain affect behaviour.