Literature Review

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Whole Family Approach – Research Project

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Reading List

Becci A. Akin, Michelle Johnson‐Motoyama, Sharah Davis, Megan Paceley and Jody Brook (2018) Parent perspectives of engagement in the strengthening families program: An evidence‐based intervention for families in child welfare and affected by parental substance use Child & Family Social Work 2018, 23:735–742
Judith M Brown PhD. (2019) Psychological & Emotional Abuse within the Whole Family Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh
Helen Buckley, Nicola Carr and Sadhbh Whelan (2011) ‘Like walking on eggshells’: service user views and expectations of the child protection system Child and Family Social Work 2011, 16, pp 101–110
Lisa Bunting, Mary Anne Webb and Rachel Shannon (2017) Looking again at troubled families: parents’ perspectives on multiple adversities Child and Family Social Work 2017, 22, pp 31–40
Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, Carers Trust Scotland and Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance (2017) “Coping is difficult, but I feel proud” Perspectives on mental health and wellbeing of young carers
Carmel Devaney and Pat Dolan (2017) Voice and meaning: the wisdom of Family Support veterans Child and Family Social Work 2017, 22, pp 10–20
Brid Featherstone and Claire Fraser (2012) ‘I’m just a mother. I’m nothing special, they’re all professionals’: parental advocacy as an aid to parental engagement Child and Family Social Work 2012, 17, pp 244–253
Sabine van Houte, Lieve Bradt, Michel Vandenbroeck and Maria Bouverne-De Bie (2015) Professionals’ understanding of partnership with parents in the context of family support programmes Child and Family Social Work 2015, 20, pp 116–124
Siobhan E. Laird, Kate Morris, Philip Archard, Rachael Clawson (2017) Working with the whole family: What case files tell us about social work practices Child & Family Social Work. 2017;22:1322–1329
Rachel Margolis and Prakash Fernandes (2017) Supporting Families where Parents have Substance Misuse Problems NSPCC
Claire Mason (2012) Social work the ‘art of relationship’: parents’ perspectives on an intensive family support project Child and Family Social Work 2012, 17, pp 368–377
Kate Morris (2013) Troubled families: vulnerable families’ experiences of multiple service use Child and Family Social Work 2013, 18, pp 198–206
Kate Morris, Sue White, Paula Doherty and Lisa Warwick (2017) Out of time: theorizing family in social work practice Child and Family Social Work 2017, 22, pp 51–60
Catherine Panter-Brick, Adrienne Burgess, Mark Eggerman, Fiona McAllister, Kyle Pruett, and James F. Leckman (2014) Practitioner Review: Engaging fathers – recommendations for a game change in parenting interventions based on a systematic review of the global evidence Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 55:11 (2014), pp 1187–1212
Dendy Platt (2012) Understanding parental engagement with child welfare services: an integrated model Child and Family Social Work 2012, 17, pp 138–148
Sara A. Smock, Terry S. Trepper, Joseph L. Wetchler, Eric E. McCollum, Rose Ray and Kent Pierce (2008) Solution-Focused Group Therapy for Level 1 Substance Abusers Journal of Marital and Family Therapy; Jan 2008; 34, 1; Social Science Premium Collection p. 107
Jerry Tew, Kate Morris, Sue White, Brid Featherstone, and Sarah-Jane Fenton (2016) What has happened to ‘Think Family’ – challenges and achievements in implementing family inclusive practice
Professor Bernadette Tillard (2017) Informal help from family support workers for families in France Child and Family Social Work 2017, 22, pp 1–9
Jane Tunstill and James Blewett (2015) Mapping the journey: outcome-focused practice and the role of interim outcomes in family support services Child and Family Social Work 2015, 20, pp 234–243