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Upcoming free seminars at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

The Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and UCL undertakes research, provides training and develops innovative approaches to help young people, their families and those working with them support resilience and well being. Each month EBPU invites a leading researcher to deliver a seminar. Each seminar is free, open to everyone and runs from 17:15 - 19:00. 

Please take a look at our upcoming seminars in 2015

Child DNAs: ­ children and young people who miss healthcare appointments. Findings from a scoping review and mapping study with a qualitative component

               8th July 2015
Speaker:         Helen Roberts

Organisations in NHS are required to have ‘Did Not Attend’ (DNA) guidelines to help deal with the ‘unseen child’. We used a mapping approach to locate current DNA guidelines on English NHS websites. Analysis of the guidelines was supplemented with qualitative data from those who produce, monitor or use them. This seminar will describe findings, and consider the implications of the work. For more information or to book a place, please visit: Child DNAs

Frameworks for designing Behaviour Change interventions

Date:               7th October
Speaker:         Susan Michie

Interventions to change behaviour have had modest and variable success.  To some extent, this reflects limitations in the scientific methods we use to study and change behaviour.  Interventions are complex in that they are usually made up of several interacting component behaviour change techniques (BCTs).  In order to improve interventions, we need to be able to identify the effective BCTs within complex interventions and understand their mechanisms of action.  This talk will present BCT Taxonomy v1, a method for specifying interventions in terms of their BCTs using standardised terms and definitions developed by cross-disciplinary and international consensus.  For more information or to book a place, please visit: Framework for designing Behaviour Change interventions