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Buston, Katie – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Recruiting, retaining and engaging men in social interventions can be challenging. The focus of this paper is the successful implementation of a parenting programme for incarcerated fathers, delivered in a Young Offender Institution (YOI) in Scotland. Reasons for high levels of recruitment, retention and engagement are explored, with barriers…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship
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Bartlett, Tess S.; Flynn, Catherine A.; Trotter, Christopher J. – Child Care in Practice, 2018
In Victoria, data indicates that in 2013-2014 there were 74,992 adult male arrests, yet little formal attention has been paid to the parenting status of these men, despite knowledge of the impact of parental arrest and incarceration on children being well established. This article addresses a gap in the literature by providing new insights into…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship
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Hansen, Gunnar Vold – Child Care in Practice, 2018
The Norwegian Correctional Service offers a program called "Fathers in Prison", aimed at helping incarcerated fathers to have better contact with their children during their sentence and after release. On the basis of 38 semi-structured interviews with prisoners who have completed the program, we would argue that there is reason to…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Fathers, Parent Role
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Boswell, Gwyneth – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Twenty years ago, the author co-led an extensive study for the UK Department of Health on the parenting role of imprisoned fathers in England and Wales. Against a background of children's needs and rights, it examined the place of fatherhood in their lives, the meaning of paternal absence to a child, and the particular significance for children of…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Fathers, Children
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Hayes, David; Butler, Michelle; Devaney, John; Percy, Andrew – Child Care in Practice, 2018
During imprisonment, fathers are separated from their families and contact is limited. When delivering a prison based parenting programme, providing an opportunity to rehearse newly acquired parenting skills can be key for mastering the performance of these skills and using these skills to improve father-child relationships. This paper takes an…
Descriptors: Fathers, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Observation
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Parkes, Aisling; Donson, Fiona – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Recent years have witnessed a gradual increase in international research on the effects of parental incarceration on families and prisoners both in the short, medium and long term. However, the rights of children with a parent in prison is a subject which, in the Irish context at least, has been ill considered to date by policy and law makers.…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Qualitative Research, Fathers
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Tasca, Melinda – Child Care in Practice, 2018
The intersection of mass incarceration and fatherhood is of particular interest to a growing number of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. In this study, the role of fathers in children's lives before and during imprisonment are investigated from the caregiver perspective. Reliance on caregivers' accounts offers valuable insight into the…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Fathers, Parent Role
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Ferguson, Lara – Child Care in Practice, 2018
The focus for this literature review developed from reading American research by Oyserman and Destin around the theme of identity and possible selves. The intention of this review was to consider whether an identity-based perspective could be applied to investigate the multiple outcomes of UK care leavers. The aim was to explore the relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Identification, Individual Development, Foster Care
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Taylor, Myra F.; Marquis, Ruth; Coall, David A.; Werner, Jenni – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Custodial grandparenting (i.e. raising grandchildren on a full-time basis) is a global phenomenon. Despite the hardships associated with 24/7 custodial care, grandparents continue to invest in their grandchildren. Why they do so is a matter of much conjecture. For example, it has been posited that grandparents assume custodial care of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Rewards, Motivation
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Stanley, Tony; Keenan, Karol; Roberts, Dawn; Moore, Richard – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Rising demand for early help services is currently taking place against a backdrop of closing or reduced services and shrinking public authority budgets across England. Complicating matters is the wide variety of service orientations and differences in assessments offered to vulnerable families. This can be confusing for them. Moreover, this is an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Programs, Safety, Well Being
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Gollenberg, Audra; Fendley, Kim – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) remains a leading cause of infant death in the United States, and in Virginia. We sought to gauge the perceptions among community-identified stakeholders regarding community resource needs to reduce SIDS. Snowball sampling identified important community stakeholders to be interviewed as key informants. A…
Descriptors: Infant Mortality, Death, Attitude Measures, Prevention
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Bartelink, Nina H. M.; Mulkens, Sandra; Mujakovic, Suhreta; Jansen, Maria W. J. – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Background: RealFit is a 13-week weight-reduction programme for adolescents. This study investigated the programme's long-term effectiveness regarding the psychological outcomes of self-esteem and food craving. Methods: The study had a quasi-experimental design. Body mass index, self-esteem and food craving were assessed at baseline (T[subscript…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Dietetics, Self Esteem
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Ciczkowska-Giedziun, Malgorzata; Zmyslowska, Magdalena – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Poland is a post-communist country rooted in the idea of a nanny state. Although the state is still highly involved in social policy, the social and constitutional transformation that began in 1989 led to many changes which in turn influenced the functioning of an individual and family life. Numerous reforms have gradually changed the shape of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Welfare, Social Services, Social Work
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Tolchard, Barry; Stuhlmiller, Cynthia M. – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Nursing students typically do not undertake clinical training in school settings. However, they are well placed to have a role in providing health screening and education in schools or community health venues under supervision of qualified nurses. This study provides a description and outcomes of a vision and hearing screening programme delivered…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Screening Tests, Hearing Impairments
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Connolly, Nuala; Devaney, Carmel – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Increasing government interest in parenting support has emerged in response to the increasingly diverse form of families, a growing emphasis on children's rights and a policy shift towards prevention and early intervention. This has contributed to a range of stakeholder activity in the area, with the notion that parenting is a set of skills that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Rearing, Parent Counseling, Educational Policy
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