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Engaging parents in parenting programs: Lessons from research and practice
When evidence-based parenting programs are implemented in real-world settings they often fail to produce the results shown in efficacy trials. One reason for this is difficulties in engaging parents.Expand
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The Effectiveness and Micro-costing Analysis of a Universal, School-Based, Social–Emotional Learning Programme in the UK: A Cluster-Randomised Controlled Trial
There are a growing number of school-based interventions designed to promote children’s social and emotional learning. One such intervention, PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies), wasExpand
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Evidence-based programs in children's services: A critical appraisal
Evidence-based programs (EBPs) are increasingly being implemented in children's services agencies in developed countries. However, this trend is meeting resistance from some researchers, policyExpand
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the school readiness of children living in a disadvantaged area in Ireland
This study examined the multiple factors that contribute to the school readiness and early school progress of children living in an urban disadvantaged area. Structured interviews were undertakenExpand
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The Impact of Three Evidence-Based Programmes Delivered in Public Systems in Birmingham, UK
The Birmingham Brighter Futures strategy was informed by epidemiological data on child well-being and evidence on “what works,” and included the implementation and evaluation of three evidence-basedExpand
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Refocusing Children's Services towards Prevention: Lessons from the Literature.
Increasingly, western developed countries are committed to improving prevention and early intervention strategies that address risks in all areas of children's lives. This article considers the 'how'Expand
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To adapt or not to adapt
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Are Looked after Children Socially Excluded?
The concept of social exclusion has become ubiquitous in the discourse of children's services in the UK over the last ten years. But is it a useful concept? Nick Axford sets out a definition ofExpand
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Developing Multiprofessional Teamwork for Integrated Children's Services: Research, policy and practice
risk and protective factors interact, echoing some of Michael Rutter’s work. They also warn against viewing resilience as a personality trait, in order to prevent those unable to overcome adversityExpand
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This research report from the Dartington Social Research Unit provides an international comparison of child death and significant case reviews, an issue of interest to the Scottish Executive seekingExpand
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