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Frontline Briefing: Understanding adolescence (Briefing)

Published: Nov 2014

Frontline Briefing: Understanding adolescence (Briefing)

This briefing outlines some of the key areas of development applying to adolescence - physical development, the role of the family, identity, peer relationships, health and risk and resilience.

Frontline Briefing: Understanding adolescence (Chart)

Published: Nov 2014

Frontline Briefing: Understanding adolescence (Chart)

This concise reference chart highlights the wide range of transitions adolescents go through, as well as their reflective behaviours. It should be used in conjunction with the main frontline briefing of the same name as an aid and reminder of the issues outlined in greater detail within that resource.

Frontline Briefing: Emotional abuse and neglect: Identifying and responding in practice with families (Chart)

Published: Jul 2014

Frontline Briefing: Emotional abuse and neglect: Identifying and responding in practice with families (Chart)

This chart accompanies the full briefing, which looks in detail at the issue of emotional abuse and neglect and its application to child welfare practice. The chart provides a ‘rough guide’ to help frontline practitioners reflect on the causes and broad categories of emotional abuse and neglect, and on the ‘FRAMEA’ care pathway contained within the chart.

Frontline Briefing: Emotional abuse and neglect: Identifying and responding in practice with families (Briefing)

Published: Jul 2014

Frontline Briefing: Emotional abuse and neglect: Identifying and responding in practice with families (Briefing)

This briefing looks in detail at the issue of emotional abuse and neglect and its application to child welfare practice. It’s accompanied by a separate chart for frontline practitioners that provides a ‘rough guide’ to help them reflect on the causes and broad categories of emotional abuse and neglect, and on the ‘FRAMEA’ care pathway contained within the chart.

Adult attachment: application in practice with children and families (briefing)

Published: Mar 2014

Adult attachment: application in practice with children and families (briefing)

The main Frontline briefing is aimed at practitioners working in health and social care with parents and children. The focus will be on the way that theory and research related to adult attachment can be applied to practice, as well as to supervision and professional development. This publication explores adult attachment theory and the evolution of patterns, adult attachment patterns, care-giving and children’s attachment as well as applying adult attachment informed ideas to practice, including fostering, adoption and supervision.

Adult attachment: application in practice with children and families (chart)

Published: Mar 2014

Adult attachment: application in practice with children and families (chart)

This chart accompanies a frontline briefing - available at www.rip.org.uk/frontline - which looks at the issue of adult attachment and its application to child welfare practice. The chart provides a concise ‘rough guide’ to help practitioners reflect on adult attachment patterns and internal working models (IWMs), while considering their impact on caregiving. The chart should be used in conjunction with the main briefing as an aid and reminder of the issues outlined in greater detail in that resource.

Frontline briefing: The impact of parental substance misuse on child development (Taylor 2013)

Published: Nov 2013

Frontline briefing: The impact of parental substance misuse on child development (Taylor 2013)

Whilst there is no suggestion that all children of parents who misuse substances are inevitably going to experience developmental problems, this type of behaviour can affect the extent to which children’s needs, across the developmental domains, are met. Our latest Frontline briefing examines the degree to which PSM can affect children’s physical and emotional development.

Frontline briefing: The impact of parental substance misuse on child development - Taylor 2013 (Chart)

Published: Nov 2013

Frontline briefing: The impact of parental substance misuse on child development - Taylor 2013 (Chart)

This chart accompanies a frontline briefing which examines the degree to which parental substance misuse (PSM) can affect children’s physical and emotional welfare at a range of levels. Whilst there is no suggestion that all children of parents who misuse substances are automatically going to experience developmental problems, this type of behaviour can affect the extent to which children’s needs, across the developmental domain, are met. The chart should be used in conjunction with the main briefing as an aid and reminder of the impacts outlined in greater detail in that resource.

Frontline: Assessing parents' capacity to change

Published: Aug 2013

Frontline: Assessing parents' capacity to change

This briefing is for front line practitioners working across wider children’s services with families for whom there may be safeguarding concerns. It provides a framework to guide assessment and partnership working with these families, in particular, on one specific element of assessment - understanding parents’ ‘capacity to change’.

Frontline: Assessing parents' capacity to change  (Tool)

Published: Aug 2013

Frontline: Assessing parents' capacity to change (Tool)

This tool accompanies the Front line briefing: Assessing Parents' Capacity to Change. In table format it provides examples of well-validated tools to support assessment in key domains of child, parent and family functioning.

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