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  • Psychological mediators of the association between childhood emotional abuse and depression: a systematic review

    This review critically evaluates empirical studies examining psychological mediators of the relationship between childhood emotional abuse and subsequent depression. Authors: Li, E., Luyten, P., & Midgley, N. (2020).

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  • The Reflective Fostering Programme – improving the wellbeing of children in care through a group intervention for foster carers: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    Research suggests that supporting the carer-child relationship, by promoting the carer’s reflective parenting, may be an effective approach to improving the wellbeing of these children. Authors: Midgley, N., Irvine, K., Rider, B. et al. (2021).

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  • Lighthouse Parenting Programme: description and pilot evaluation of mentalization based treatment (MBT) to address child maltreatment

    This article introduces an innovative mentalization based treatment (MBT) parenting intervention for families where children are at risk of maltreatment. The Lighthouse MBT Parenting Programme aims to prevent child maltreatment by promoting sensitive caregiving in parents. Authors: Byrne, G., Sleed, M., Fearon, P., Midgley, N., Mein, C., Bateman, A., & Fonagy, P. (2018).

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  • Trial protocol for the Supporting Parents Project: a randomised controlled trial of the Lighthouse Parenting Programme

    A randomised controlled trial and implementation evaluation of the Lighthouse Parenting Programme for parents with children on recent child protection plans. Authors: Sleed, M., Midgley, N., Fearon, P., Martin, P., & Byrne, G. (2021).

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  • Trust and childhood maltreatment: evidence of bias in appraisal of unfamiliar faces

    Children aged 8–16 years with maltreatment documented on the basis of social services records, and a group of 70 peers completed a trustworthiness face-judgement task in which they appraised the trustworthiness of unfamiliar facial stimuli varying along a computationally modelled trustworthiness dimension. Authors: Neil, L., Viding, E., Armbruster-Genc, D., Lisi, M., Mareschal, I., Rankin, G., Sharp, M., Phillips, H., Rapley, J., Martin, P., McCrory, E. (2021).

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