Journal of Family Health
Parental violence naturally raises serious safeguarding concerns, yet recent research reveals that infants’ exposure to even non-violent parental conflict can also exert negative effects on infant health and child development. Dr Camilla Rosan and Ellen Grimas detail the findings, which add weight to the call for better parental support, including effective engagement with fathers and support for mothers in pregnancy, including massage therapy. [04-Apr-2016]
When parents with learning disabilities receive the right level of multi-agency support they often have more success bringing up their children, albeit not without challenges. Kerry Boettcher outlines some of the best methods of support and looks ahead to the effect transforming care may have on service delivery. [29-Mar-2015]
The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) is a new way of dealing with care proceedings when parental substance misuse causes harm to children. As government funding for such initiatives increases Yasmin Batliwala, chair of WDP, discusses the efficacy of the therapeutic approach on these families in The Journal of Family Health. [28-Jul-2015]
With increasing numbers of people with learning disabilities having children, Kerry Boettcher explores some of the challenges faced by these parents. She also explains how midwives, health visitors, learning disability nurses and other specialist healthcare workers can best support them. Article from Journal of Family Health. [09-Jul-2015]
Munro recommended that authorities provide struggling families with an Early Help Offer, as an addition touniversal preventative services. For troubled families with more complex needs Marisa De Jager argues this,aligned with MASH (multi-agency) model, is the most cost-effective form of early intervention. Article from The Journal of Family Health Care. [18-Feb-2015]
Public Health England has recently described the Family Nurse Partnership programme as an excellent support to teenage mothers,with a range of positive outcomes evidenced which include improvements for school readiness, reduction in childhood injuries and behavioural issues, and long term changes that carry on to adult life. Article from Journal of Family Health Care. [27-Nov-2014]
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