Children and families resources

Here's 10 recent Iriss resources on the subject of children and families that you should know about.

Drumchapel Early Years Network
Iriss commissioned The Village Storytelling Centre to create the story of Drumchapel Early Years Network, an excellent example of multiagency partnership working. We hear the impact that the network is having on the professionals and families living and working in Drumchapel.

Child protection: listening to and learning from parents
Iriss Insight that explores how we can learn from parents whose children have been referred, in order to avoid causing harm and provide the best and most helpful support. Read now.

Adverse childhood experiences (ACE's): educational interventions
How may ACEs impact young people’s educational experiences? How can schools best support young people with ACEs?  What kinds of approaches have been effective in creating the conditions for positive educational outcomes? Read now.

Pre-birth child protection
Iriss Insight that focuses on pre-birth child protection assessment and care planning, and more specifically, the lead social work role within this work.
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Freshly Squeezed: Jennifer Davidson
An interview with Jennifer Davidson, Executive Director of Inspiring Children’s Futures at the University of Strathclyde, which incorporates the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS).

Families as peer support workers in early childhood intervention
Plumtree is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that provides support for young children from birth to 8 years old with a developmental delay or disability and their families. Sylvana Mahmic (CEO) and Dr Melanie Heyworth (Peer Worker) tell the story of Now and Next, a project that has been successful at involving families as peer workers in early childhood intervention.

Good practice with fathers in children and family services
"How we think about and understand fathering has changed. Active ‘fathering’ is now an accepted role for men at home and fathers are visible outside the school gates, in parks and playgrounds and in the streets and shopping centres." This Iriss Insight discusses the role of fathers in child care.
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Experiential therapies for children who have experienced trauma
Evidence summary that addresses the following question: What are effective individual experiential therapeutic interventions for children and young people who have experienced trauma? Read now.

Frameworks for child participation in social care
An evidence summary on how can frameworks increase the participation of children and young people in social care and what examples of good practice/frameworks look like. Read now.

Integrated assessments in children's services
Evidence summary that addresses what are children's and families' experiences of the assessment process in social services, and what works to make it more accessible and pleasant for them. Read now.

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