Journal of Children's Services: Volume 10 Issue 1

Research informing policy and practice


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Does punishment in secure residential youth care work? An overview of the evidence

S. de Valk, G. H. P. van der Helm, M. Beld, P. Schaftenaar, C. Kuiper, G. J. J. M. Stams

Violence is a common problem in secure residential units for young people. Group workers often think that young people have to learn to behave by means of punishment. The…


Mindfulness-based wellbeing for socio-economically disadvantaged parents: a pre-post pilot study

Catrin Eames, Rebecca Crane, Eluned Gold, Sophie Pratt

Behavioural parent training (PT) interventions partially mediate risk factors for the development of child behavioural problems. Mindfulness skills could have benefit in…

Self-reported care activities in a home-based intervention programme for families with multiple problems

Tim Tausendfreund, Janneke Metselaar, Jelte Conradie, Maria Helena de Groot, Nicolien Schipaanboord, Jana Knot-Dickscheit, Hans Grietens, Erik J. Knorth

The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and application of the KIPP-list of care activities. The acronym KIPP stands for Knowledge and Insight into…

Improving care coordination for African American and Hispanic children with special healthcare needs

Suzanne M. Bronheim, Elif Can, Bruno J. Anthony

The purpose of this paper is to explore perceptions of family-to-family (F2F) information centres by health care providers serving Hispanic and African American families…

Review of the evidence for adolescent and young person specific, community-based health services for NHS managers

Gemma Ryan

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the evidence surrounding the design and delivery of adolescent-specific health services for young people aged 14-25…


Understanding abusive child labor practices in the shadow of the Arab spring

Saeb F. Al Ganideh, Linda K Good

The Syrian civil war that forced hundreds of thousands of Syrian women and children into Jordan as refugees dramatically increased the number of child labourers in that…

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