The manifestations and correlates of dissociation amongst looked-after children in middle childhoodDownload the open access paper
This study aimed to explore the manifestations and correlates of dissociation amongst a sample of primary school-aged children looked-after children in the care of their local authority. Authors: Martin, H., Hillman, S., Cross, R., & Anderson, K. (2022).
Supporting foster carers to meet the needs of looked after children: a feasibility and pilot evaluation of the Reflective Fostering ProgrammeDownload the open access paper
This study presents the feasibility and pilot evaluation of the Reflective Fostering Programme, a recently developed, group-based program to support foster carers, based on the concept of 'reflective parenting'. Authors: Midgley, N., Cirasola, A., Austerberry, C., Ranzato, E., West, G., Martin, P., Redfern, S., Cotmore, R., & Park, T. (2019).
A qualitative analysis of goals set by foster carers seeking support for their child’s emotional wellbeingDownload the open access paper
The present study seeks to examine the goals that carers who are looking after children with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties set at the start of an intervention, the Reflective Fostering Programme, designed to support them. Authors: Ranzato, E., Austerberry, C., Besser, S.J., Cirasola, A., Midgley, N. (2021).
The Reflective Fostering Programme: evaluating the intervention co-delivered by social work professionals and foster carersRead the abstract
This paper aims to present the evaluation of an adaptation of the reflective fostering programme, a group-based programme to support foster carers. Authors: Midgley, N., Sprecher, E.A., Cirasola, A., Redfern, S., Pursch, B., Smith, C., Douglas, S., Martin, P. (2021).
No typical care story: how do care-experienced young people and foster carers understand fostering relationships?Download the open access paper
This article presents findings from a qualitative investigation exploring experiences of relationships between foster carers and the young people in their care. Eight care-experienced young people and nine foster carers participated in interviews and focus groups. Authors: Sprecher, E., Midgley, N., Sleed, M., Tuitt, I., & Hill, D. (2021).
Trust me, we can sort this out: a theory-testing case study of the role of epistemic trust in fostering relationshipsDownload the open access paper
Here, a theory-testing single case study methodology, adapted from an approach developed in the field of psychoanalysis, is presented. Authors: Sprecher, E., Li, E., Sleed, M., Midgley, N. (2022).
Characteristics of young people accessing recently implemented Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (F:CAMHS) in England: insights from national service activity data.Download the open access paper
Children and young people in contact with forensic child and adolescent mental health services present with more complex needs than young people in the general population. This research examines the characteristics of children and young people referred to recently commissioned Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Services (F:CAMHS) and service activity during the first 24 months of service. Authors: Lane, R., D’Souza, S., Singleton, R., Hindley, N., Bevington, D., White, O., Jacob, J., Wheeler, J., & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021).
Youth and professional perspectives of mental health resources across eight countriesDownload the open access paper
Youth mental health support and services vary across sociocultural contexts. It is important to capture the perspectives of youth with lived experiences for planning needs-led interventions and services, especially in Global South countries, with limited specialist resources and representative literature. The aim was to establish how youth with lived experiences of anxiety and depression viewed external support in different countries, and how these views were juxtaposed with those of professionals. Authors: Vostanis, P., Ruby, F., Jacob, J., Eruyar, Ş., Mironga Getanda, E., Haffejee, S., Krishna. M. & Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2022).