Think child, think parent, think family: putting it into practice

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Social Care Institute for Excellence (Great Britain)
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Date of publication
1 February 2012
At a glance; 55
Mental health services, Children and Young People, Families, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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Meeting the needs of parents with mental health problems and their families raises practical, professional and organisational challenges for services. SCIE’s guide, Think child, think parent, think family (2009, revised 2011)addresses these challenges, and recommends ways to overcome them. To test these recommendations, SCIE supported the implementation of the original guide in five English local authority areas (Birmingham, Lewisham, Liverpool, North Somerset and Southwark), and all five Northern Ireland health and social care trusts. From September 2009 to September 2011 in the English sites, and from September 2009 to March 2012 in Northern Ireland, SCIE staff supported the sites to develop whole family working in line with the guide’s key recommendations. SCIE has produced interim and final evaluation reports and this At a glance briefing summarises what the implementation sites did, and the lessons learned.

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