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Translating family support practice lessons

Shannon, MB and Smyth, B 2014, Translating family support practice lessons , in: Five Nations Supporting Families Conference ‘Supporting Families in difficult times’, September 2014, Leeds Beckett University. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This workshop proposes to present the results of a small scale research project undertaken with a comparative component. Practitioners from intensive family support services in the UK and Ireland respectively were interviewed about their input with families. The focus of the interviews was to explore the processes involved in delivering intensive family support. This type of intensive targeted service is comparable in terms of services being developed in both countries aimed at engaging families characterised by multi-faceted and long standing problems. Although different systems in two jurisdictions, very similar results in terms of the workers approach & skills that led to their success with families were found. The researchers proposed that the strengths based, child & family centred approach taken, along with the practical and emotional support provided by the family support workers, constitutes valuable learning for other practitioners working directly with vulnerable families, children & young people.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: MB Shannon
Date Deposited: 14 May 2015 11:58
Last Modified: 14 May 2015 11:58
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33865

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