Presentation on theme: "NSPCC: Programmes for children living in high risk families"— Presentation transcript:
1 NSPCC: Programmes for children living in high risk families Pam Miller, Senior Analyst, Strategy Unit, NSPCC
2 NSPCC: Priority Themes Seven Priority Themesneglected childrensexually abused childrenphysically abused children in high risk familieschildren under onelooked after childrenchildren with disabilitiesminority ethnic children
3 Physical Abuse in High Risk Families Theme launch: Glasgow, 6 March 2012Service Commissions currently being undertakenSMILESFED-UpCaring Dads, Safer ChildrenNew Orleans Intervention Model (NIM)Domestic Abuse Recovering Together (DART)Bespoke services (Parkside Mental Health Services and Family Alcohol Services)
4 Family SMILES (Simplifying Mental Illness plus Life Enhancement Skills) A family approach for children who live with parental mental health difficultiesBased on the Australian SMILES programme
5 Family SMILES – programme specifics Eight week group work programme for children aged 6 to 13Reduce risk of harm to children who live with parental mental ill healthImprove the child’s capacity to cope more effectivelyDevelop protective factors in the child’s life and strengthen resilienceImprove self-expression and creativityIncrease self esteemReduce feelings of isolationProvide age appropriate education about mental illnessSix individual sessions with parent(s)Enhance the parent child relationshipDevelop and enhance protective parentingReduce behaviours that increase levels of vulnerability and risk to the child.
6 Family SMILES – implementation and evaluation Nine NSPCC locationsCoventryBelfastSouthamptonLincolnGrimsbyBristolManchesterPrestatynMiddlesbroughEvaluation toolsRosenberg self esteem questionnaireHealth of the Nation Outcome Scales Child & Adolescent Mental Health (HONOSCA)Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)Child Abuse Predictive Inventory (CAPI)
7 FED-Up – Family Environment: Drug Using Parents A family approach for children who live with parental substance misuseBased on FEDUP and SMART groups”
8 FED-Up – programme specifics Twelve week group work programme with children aged 5 to 12Provide a non-stigmatising, non-threatening environment which can support children living at home and ensures they are kept safe.Support children and young people by giving them a voice and someone to turn to for emotional support and promotion of their well beingEnhance the child’s self-esteemProvide a safe environment for children in which to share experience and express wishes and feelings, which are acknowledged and heardPromote social skills and social inclusionDevelop a safety plan for the child through an approach which is pragmatic and interactive in order to raise awareness of personal safety appropriate to the child’s age and understanding.Parents are worked with individually prior to the group work with the children starting and then during the time the children are attending the group.Promote parents knowledge and understanding of the impact of parental substance use upon their child/renEnhance protective parenting.
9 FED-Up – implementation and evaluation Fourteen NSPCC locationsBlackpoolCoventryCreweGlasgowGrimsbyHounslowHullLincolnEvaluation toolsRosenberg self esteem questionnaireHealth of the Nation Outcome Scales Child & Adolescent Mental Health (HONOSCA)Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)Child Abuse Predictive Inventory (CAPI)LiverpoolLondonderryManchesterSheffieldStokeWarrington
10 Caring Dads, Safer Children Programme is not a perpetrator programmeProgramme to work with violent fathers in a parenting contextThe Caring Dads programme was developed in Canada
11 Caring Dads, Safer Children – programme specifics Seventeen week group; eight to twelve men in each group; two hours per sessionGroup co-lead by male and female facilitatorsMen should currently care for or have contact with their childrenPartners/ex-partners are offered support via the partner engagement workerChildren will be contacted at times during the group and at the end of the group to gather their views on progress made in the relationship with their father
12 Caring Dads, Safer Children - implementation and evaluation Four NSPCC locationsCardiffPrestatynBelfastPeterboroughEvaluationKey difference from other evaluations and programmes is that assessment of parenting includes views of children.Parenting Stress IndexParental Acceptance and Rejection QuestionnaireControlling Behaviour InventoryWell being scales
13 Caring Dads, Safer Children – quantitative profile of fathers Reporting on 72 men for whom we have dataWill be able to report on the following:demographic information recorded on CRIS/Alpharesults of standardised measures% of scores that are clinically significantagencies already involved with fatherFacilitators’ views on fathers’ commitment to the programmeAttrition and reasons for attrition and non-attendance
14 Caring Dads, Safer Children – profile of their children Data available on 114 children*Age: Ranged between 0 to 17 years. Mean = 6, Median = 5Relationship to father: 88% child, 7% step-child, 5% NKGender: 44% female, 54% male, 2% NKFather lives with children? 30% Yes, 65% No, 5% NKEthnicity: 46% Any Other White Background, 38% White British, 7% Welsh, 5% Mixed Background*Not total number of children, awaiting data from groups.
15 Questions?Di Jerwood, Development Manager, Physical Abuse in High Risk Families, NSPCC, ,Pam Miller, Senior Analyst, NSPCC, ,