Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry – April 2018.

The April edition of Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry has been published.  This is a special research issue on reimagining the environment in developmental psychopathology: from molecules to effective treatments and is free to access.

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Safety Net: Cyberbullying’s impact on young people’s mental health: Inquiry report

The Children’s Society and Young Minds, March 2018

Report from The Children’s Society and Young Minds suggesting social media companies aren’t doing enough to tackle cyberbullying putting young people’s mental health at risk. Social media is always present making cyberbullying inescapable for thousands of children. It calls on social media companies to get tougher on cyberbullying.

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Young Mums Together: An evaluation of a peer support project to improve the wellbeing of young mothers and their families

Mental Health Foundation, March 2018

Report from the Mental Health Foundation on the feasibility and acceptability of peer support measured in terms of parental confidence, resilience, mental health and future prospects.  A key factor in the success of the project was the role of the facilitator and their ability to manage the interpersonal dynamics and consistent attendance and resource availability.

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Each and Every Need: A review of the quality of care provided to patients aged 0-25 years old with chronic neurodisability, using the cerebral palsies as examples of chronic neurodisabling conditions

Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership, March 2018

Review of the quality of care provided to patients aged 0-25 years old with chronic neurodisability, using the cerebral palsies as examples of chronic neurodisabling conditions.  The report aims to improve the care provided to children and young people in this area.

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Healthy Child Programme: rapid review on safeguarding

Public Health England, February 2018

The purpose of this rapid review is to update the evidence regarding safeguarding guidance, focusing on prevention and early intervention.

The review looks at relevant systematic review level evidence, supplemented with some primary impact evaluations in the areas of preventing or intervening early with:

  • child abuse and neglect
  • child sexual abuse and exploitation
  • intimate partner violence
  • female genital mutilation
  • gang violence

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Don’t be left in the dark: children and young people’s mental health

Local Government Association, February 2018

This short guide provides an overview of the challenges facing mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people. It suggests least one in 10 children and young people are affected by mental health problems, and the unreported figures are likely to be even higher. Young people are increasingly struggling with problems like anxiety, depression and self-harm, with nearly 19,000 young people admitted to hospital after harming themselves in 2015 – a 14% rise over three years. It also considers current understanding how the increasing prevalence of social media in young people’s lives is negatively impacting their emotional health.

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Rapid review on safeguarding to inform the Healthy Child Programme 5 to 19

Public Health England, February 2018

The purpose of this rapid review is to update the evidence regarding safeguarding guidance, focusing on prevention and early intervention.  The review looks at relevant systematic review level evidence, supplemented with some primary impact evaluations in the areas of preventing or intervening early with:

  • child abuse and neglect
  • child sexual abuse and exploitation
  • intimate partner violence
  • female genital mutilation
  • gang violence

Click here to view the review.