Investigating changes in use of services by high-need families following the Helping Families Programme, an innovative parenting intervention for children with severe and persistent conduct problems
Article first published online: 28 AUG 2013
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Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 185–191, September 2014
How to Cite
Stevens, M., Harris, L., Ellis, M., Day, C. and Beecham, J. (2014), Investigating changes in use of services by high-need families following the Helping Families Programme, an innovative parenting intervention for children with severe and persistent conduct problems. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 19: 185–191. doi: 10.1111/camh.12035
- Issue published online: 12 AUG 2014
- Article first published online: 28 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 MAY 2013
- Department for Education
- National Institute for Health Research
- conduct disorder;
Interventions aimed at high-need families have difficulty demonstrating short-term impact on child behaviour. Measuring impact on use of services could provide short-term indication of longer term benefits.
During a feasibility pilot study we collected data on service use and attitudes to services from a small sample of parents from high-need families, before and after receiving the Helping Families Programme.
Respondents provided a range of opinions on a variety of social and community services received.
The study demonstrates the potential of short-term changes in enhanced service use data for building hypotheses of longer term change.