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  • Holding a foster child’s mind in mind: study protocol for a cluster-randomized controlled trial of mentalization-based therapy (MBT) for foster families

    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).

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  • The Reflective Fostering Programme fidelity rating scale: development and inter-rater reliability

    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).

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  • The therapeutic relationship as a change mechanism in child psychotherapy: a qualitative study of children, parents’, and therapists’ views in different moments of the process

    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).

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  • 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?

    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).

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  • Emerging Evidence: coronavirus and children and young people’s mental health (Issue 7 research bulletin)

    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).

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  • Emerging Evidence: coronavirus and children and young people’s mental health (Issue 6 research bulletin)

    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).

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  • Emerging Evidence: coronavirus and children and young people’s mental health (Issue 5 research bulletin)

    Emerging Evidence: coronavirus and children and young people’s mental health (Issue 5 research bulletin)

    We have been conducting rapid reviews of the emerging evidence surrounding the mental health impacts of the pandemic on children and young people in detail (Issues 1-4 of this series). This issue, and future issues, will briefly highlight key new findings from our rapid reviews in a condensed format to enable us to share learning in a timely manner. Authors: Jeffery, M., Gilleard, A., Lereya, T., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Deighton, J., Cortina, M.A. (2020).

  • Emerging evidence: coronavirus and children and young people’s mental health (Issue 4)

    We searched for evidence from around the world carried out during the pandemic to explore some specific questions: 1. What are the key mental health challenges for children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic? 2. Are there any particularly vulnerable groups? 3. What might help children and young people to manage these challenges? This issue captures research identified between 15th June and 5th July 2020. Authors: Gilleard, A., Lereya, T., Tait, N., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Deighton, J., Cortina, M.A. (2020).

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  • Emerging evidence: coronavirus and children and young people’s mental health (Issue 3)

    We searched for evidence from around the world carried out during the pandemic to explore some specific questions: 1. What are the key mental health challenges for children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic? 2. Are there any particularly vulnerable groups? 3. What might help children and young people to manage these challenges? This review (Issue 3) captures research identified between 25th May and 14th June 2020. Authors: Gilleard, A., Lereya, T., Tait, N., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Deighton, J., Cortina, M.A. (2020).

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