Family adversity and health characteristics associated with intimate partner violence in children and parents presenting to health care: a population-based birth cohort study in EnglandDownload
Little is known about the clinical characteristics of children and parents affected by intimate partner violence (IPV) presenting in health-care settings. We examined the associations between family adversities, health characteristics, and IPV in children and parents using linked electronic health records (EHRs) from primary and secondary care between 1 year before and 2 years after birth (the first 1000 days). We compared parental health problems in in children and parents with and without recorded IPV. Authors: Syed, S., Gilbert, R., Feder, G., Howe, L., Powell, C., Howarth, E., Deighton, J., Lacey, R.
An App to Support Fathers’ Mental Health and Well-Being: User-Centered Development StudyDownload
There is a lack of services designed specifically for fathers to support them with parenting, mental health and wellbeing. This paper gives an overview of the co-design process for a universal digital intervention for fathers (fatherli) and the outline of the overall theory of how it might work to create positive changes, which is called a logic model. Authors: Liverpool, S., Eisenstadt, M., Mulligan Smith, A., Kozhevnikova, S.
Association of Interparental Violence and Maternal Depression With Depression Among Adolescents at the Population and Individual LevellDownload
To examine the extent to which experiencing parental IPV and/or maternal depression before age 12 years is associated with depression at age 18 years at the population and individual level. Authors: Gondek, D., Howe, L. D., Gilbert, R., Feder, G., Howarth, E., Deighton, J., & Lacey, R. E.
Holding a foster child’s mind in mind: study protocol for a cluster-randomized controlled trial of mentalization-based therapy (MBT) for foster familiesDownload the open access paper
This trial is the first experimental study of a family therapeutic intervention based on attachment theory for foster families within the Scandinavian context. Authors: Thorup Dalgaard, N., Villumsen, A.M.A., Sørensen, K.M., Midgley, N., Væver, M.S., Almlund M., & Pontoppidan, M. (2023).
The Reflective Fostering Programme fidelity rating scale: development and inter-rater reliabilityRead the abstract
The purpose of this study is to describe the development of the 14-item reflective fostering fidelity rating (RFFR), an observational rating system to evaluate model fidelity of group facilitators in the Reflective Fostering Programme (RFP), a mentalisation-based psychoeducation programme to support foster carers. Authors: Midgley, N., Cirasola, A., Sprecher, E.A., Redfern, S., Wright, H., Rider, B. & Martin, P. (2023).
The therapeutic relationship as a change mechanism in child psychotherapy: a qualitative study of children, parents’, and therapists’ views in different moments of the processRead the abstract
The therapeutic relationship is organized triadically between children, therapists and parents, yet little research focuses on its evolution as a change mechanism integrating these perspectives. Develop a comprehensive model of the therapeutic relationship as a change mechanism in different phases of psychotherapy, from the perspective of children, parents and therapists. Authors: Nuñez, L., Capella, C., Midgley, N., Krause, M. (2022).
HeadStart heads up briefing 6: Targeted interventions in HeadStart: how do HeadStart partnerships support the mental health of young people, and do they reach those in need?Download this HeadStart heads up briefing
In this briefing, we aim to illustrate the range of targeted interventions offered by six local authority led partnerships through the HeadStart programme. We also investigate whether these interventions reached young people with higher needs in terms of their mental health and wellbeing (2022).
Emerging Evidence: coronavirus and children and young people’s mental health (Issue 7 research bulletin)Download the open access paper
We have been conducting rapid reviews of the emerging evidence surrounding the mental health impacts of the pandemic on children and young people. In the current issue, we summarise key findings from a rapid review of evidence emerging between November 2020 and January 2021. Authors: Jeffery, M., Gilleard, A., Lereya, T., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Deighton, J., Tait, N., Cortina, M.A. (2021).
Emerging Evidence: coronavirus and children and young people’s mental health (Issue 6 research bulletin)Download the open access paper
We have been conducting rapid reviews of the emerging evidence surrounding the mental health impacts of the pandemic on children and young people. In the current issue, we summarised key findings from a rapid review of evidence emerging between September and November 2020. Authors: Jeffery, M., Gilleard, A., Lereya, T., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Deighton, J., Cortina, M.A. (2021).