Research and analysis

High-need families project: development and piloting a new parenting intervention (the Helping Families programme) for children with severe and persistent conduct problems - final report

This report provides an overview of the phases of the high-need families project, drawing together the lessons learned and describing dissemination of the helping families programme to date.

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The High Need Families Project was one of a suite of projects funded by the Department for Education until March 2011.

Using a conceptual map and existing interventions, the Helping Families Programme was developed. The programme is targeted specifically at the small but significant number of families with multiple problems, where chaotic parenting is likely to give rise to disruptive anti-social behaviour.

The Helping Families Programme aims to improves the outcomes of children who live in some of the most complex and disadvantaged families in the UK. Children and families with such difficulties offer significant challenges to service providers and are the least likely to benefit from existing parenting programmes. Multi-stressed, high need families are particularly difficult to engage, retain and treat.

This report provides an overview of the phases of the High Need Families Project, drawing together the lessons learned and describing dissemination of the Helping Families Programme to date.

Includes:

  • Acknowledgements
  • Executive summary
  • Background
  • Project milestones
  • Phase 1 - Intervention Development
  • Phase 2 - Pre-pilot testing
  • Phase 3 - Pilot Trial
  • Phase 4 - Case control study
  • Next Steps
  • Bibliography
  • Appendices

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