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Support from the Start: effective programmes from birth to two years

Carole Sutton (Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Division of Psychology, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK)
Lynne Murray (Professor of Developmental Psychology at The University of Reading, Reading, UK)
Vivette Glover (Professor of Perinatal Psychobiology in the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK)

Journal of Children's Services

ISSN: 1746-6660

Article publication date: 16 March 2012

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to update the chapter by Sutton and Murray in Support from the Start by providing an overview of: research linking the development and experiences of infants and toddlers with the risks of later antisocial behaviour; and evidence on effective interventions for children aged 0‐2 and their families.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors give a narrative review on the effects on mothers and their babies of postnatal depression.

Findings

The review examines the effects on mothers and their babies of postnatal depression, impaired bonding, insecure attachment as well as the impact of maltreatment in childhood. It considers a number of evidence‐based preventive interventions implemented in the UK to help children aged 0‐2 and their parents.

Originality/value

The paper provides an overview of recent evidence for the factors contributing to difficulties for parents of young children and identifies interventions demonstrated in high‐quality studies to prevent or address these problems.

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Citation

Sutton, C., Murray, L. and Glover, V. (2012), "Support from the Start: effective programmes from birth to two years", Journal of Children's Services, Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 18-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/17466661211213643

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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