Therapeutic residential care is becoming an increasingly relevant out-of-home care option for children and young people with multiple and complex needs.
Puberty has long been recognised as a transition point in which many emotional and behavioural problems emerge. These include depression and anxiety, substance use and abuse, self-harm and eating disorders.
Understanding the factors that lead to good decision-making in post-separation parenting arrangements is critical to ensure that outcomes for children are as positive as possible. But what do we know about children’s own views on the success or otherwise of these decisions?
The issue of children and young people demonstrating problematic sexual behaviours – or acting abusively to other young people (who may be younger, or a similar age) – is complex.
Leaving care is a major life transition that involves high levels of anxiety and complexity for the young people involved. The process is made more difficult when young people transitioning from Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) services are also involved in the juvenile justice system.
Examines the importance of listening to the perspectives of young people on their experiences of parental separation.
Outlines definitions of cyberbullying, differences between cyberbullying and offline bullying, and parents' roles in dealing with cyberbullying.
CFCA Paper No. 2 reviews some of the complexities and issues surrounding the concept of resilience in order to ascertain its usefulness for practitioners working with children.
The paper offers a brief history of the research as well as an investigation of how resilience is defined, measured and used in practice.
The key messages of this paper are:
- Although there are many varied definitions of resilience, most suggest that it involves children displaying competent functioning despite exposure to high levels of risk or adversity.
A review of research on resilience, and how resilience is defined, measured and used in practice.
Articles include: communication with young people in a family services setting; investigating gender differences in romantic relationships