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  • The Reflective Fostering Programme: evaluating the intervention co-delivered by social work professionals and foster carers

    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).

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  • Early manifestations of intellectual performance: evidence that genetic effects on later academic test performance are mediated through verbal performance in early childhood

    This study examined whether early executive function or verbal performance mediate genetic influences on subsequent intellectual performance, in U.S.-based adoptees and their birth and adoptive parents, administered measures in 2003-2017. Authors: Austerberry, C., Fearon, P., Ronald, A., Leve, L. D., Ganiban, J., Natsuaki, M. N., Shaw, D. S., Neiderhiser, J. M., & Reiss, D. (2021).

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  • Multi-family therapy for separated parents in conflict and their children: intervention development and pilot evaluation

    The aim of this study was to adapt, deliver and evaluate the No Kids in the Middle multi-family programme in three UK pilot sites. This paper reports findings from interviews exploring families’ experiences of this intervention, and questionnaires which measured change for families over the course of the programme. Authors: Mortimer, R., Morris, E., Pursch, B., Roe, A., Sleed, M. (2021).

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  • Trust me, we can sort this out: a theory-testing case study of the role of epistemic trust in fostering relationships

    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).

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  • Service- and practitioner-level variation in non-consensual dropout from child mental health services

    The objective of this study was to examine whether there were service- and practitioner-level variation in non-consensual dropout in child mental health services. Authors: Edbrooke-Childs, J., Boehnke, J.R., Zamperoni, V., Calderon, A., Whale, A. (2019).

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  • A scoping review and assessment of essential elements of shared decision-making of parent-involved interventions in child and adolescent mental health

    The overall aim of this review is to identify and examine the existing decision support interventions available for parents. Authors: Liverpool, S., Pereira, B., Hayes, D., Wolpert, M., Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2020).

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  • Chronic illness in childhood and early adolescence: a longitudinal exploration of co-occurring mental illness

    This study suggests that chronic illness may impact on functioning and social development in early adolescence, and consequently lead to increased rates of mental illness. Examining rates of school absenteeism and peer victimisation may be key to identifying children at risk over time. Authors: Brady, A.M., Deighton, J., & Stansfeld, S. (2020).

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  • A comprehensive mapping of outcomes following psychotherapy for adolescent depression: the perspectives of young people, their parents and therapists

    This study mapped the types of change described by three key stakeholder groups following psychotherapy for depression, and compared the salience of these outcomes with the frequency of their measurement in recent quantitative treatment effectiveness studies for adolescent depression. Authors: Krause, K., Midgley, N., Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2022).

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  • Counselling for young people and families affected by child sexual exploitation and abuse: a qualitative investigation of the perspective of young people, parents, and professionals

    The aim of this study was to explore the experience of counselling for young people and parents affected by child sexual exploitation and abuse, with a view to examining what facilitates progress, from the perspective of young people, parents and professionals. Authors: Farr, J., Edbrooke-Childs, J., Town, R., Pietkiewicz, D., Young, I., & Stapley, E. (2021).

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