Journal of Children's Services: Volume 10 Issue 2

Research informing policy and practice


Table of contents - Special Issue: Strengthening families

Guest Editors: Dr Carmen Orte and Dr Joan Amer

The Strengthening Families Programme in Spain: a long-term evaluation

Carmen Orte, Lluís Ballester, Martí X. March, Joan Amer, Marga Vives, Rosario Pozo

The purpose of this paper is to first assess the long-term effects of the adaptation of the American Strengthening Families Programme in Spain (known as the Programa de

How much do we know about the long-term effectiveness of parenting programmes? Advances, shortcomings, and future directions

Metin Özdemir

Parenting programmes are seen as feasible and cost-effective in preventing early behavioural problems in children and adolescents. A number of studies have concluded that such…

Is the Strengthening Families Programme feasible in Europe?

Gregor Burkhart

The purpose of this paper is to provide insights into the potential of technology transfer in prevention interventions. It argues that contextual factors are more identifiable and…

Effectiveness of culturally adapted Strengthening Families Programme 6-11 years among Portuguese families

Cátia C. A. Magalhães, Karol L. Kumpfer

The purpose of this paper is to compare the outcomes from the Portuguese Strengthening Families Programme (SFP) with those from other countries to see if they are equally…

Development of prosocial behaviour in children after the improvement of family competences

Carmen Orte, Lluís Ballester, Martí X. March, Josep L. Oliver, Belén Pascual, Maria Antònia Gomila

This research assesses the predictive capacity of key factors in the development of family competences: parent-children relationship, family involvement, family resilience and…

Evaluation of the Building Everyday Life positive parenting programme

Susana Torío-López, José Vicente Peña-Calvo, Mercedes Inda-Caro, Carmen María Fernández-García, Carmen Rodríguez Menéndez

The purpose of the Building Everyday Life programme is to improve parenting outcomes through better sharing of family responsibilities and to encourage a strong sense of…

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