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default RESILIENCE | Attachment and Resilience: Implications for children in care ABSTRACT, Nicola Atwool, 2006

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CCIP 06 ABSTRACT Attachment and Resilience - Implications for Children in Care OCT 06.pdf

This abstract details a paper that argues that the concepts of attachment and resilience should be regarded as complementary and that each is strengthened by such an approach.

pdf SUICIDE & SELF-HARM | Managing Self Harm in Young People, ABSTRACT, Royal College of Psychiatrists, October 2014

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RCP 14 Managing self-harm in young people ABSTRACT OCT 14.pdf

This abstract details a college report which highlights how sensitive responses to young people who self-harm could save lives.

pdf SUICIDE & SELF-HARM | Understanding Suicide and Self-Harm Amongst Children in Care and Care Leavers, CELCIS, June 2013

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CELCIS 13 Understanding suicide and self-harm amongst children in care and care leavers JUN 13.pdf

This paper examines the research and literature about self-harm and suicide and includes quantitative studies and studies taken from a medical perspective.

xamining the research and literature about self-harm and suicide is an essential element in developing understanding. Many important studies reported in this paper are quantitative or have been undertaken from a medical perspective but in reviewing them it is important to maintain a focus on the pain and emotional complexities for all involved. - See more at: http://www.celcis.org/resources/entry/understanding_suicide_and_self_harm_among_children_in_care_and_care_leavers#sthash.QDmH9JsR.dpuf

document SUPPORT | Improving mental health support for our children and young people ABSTRACT, Social Care Institute for Excellence, November 2017

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SCIE 17 Improving mental health support ABSTRACT NOV 17.docx

An Expert Working Group, established at the request of the Department of Health and the Department for Education, has published its report as to how the emotional and mental health needs of children and young people in care, adopted from care, under kinship care, under Special Guardianship Orders, as well as care leavers, might be better met.

document The mental health of Looked After Children: Bright Futures - Working with Vulnerable Young People ABSTRACT, Mental Health Foundation, August 2002

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MHF 02 The mental health of LAC ABSTRACT AUG 02.docx

This abstract provides details of a report which looks at work addressing the mental health needs of looked-after children. The report also presents areas of concern and proposals for change.

document WELL-BEING | Achieving Emotional Well-Being for Looked After Children: A Whole System Approach, ABSTRACT, NSPCC, June 2015

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NSPCC 15 Emotional wellbeing ABSTRACT JUN 15.docx

This abstract provides details of a report which makes recommendations for how the care system can be changed to prioritise and achieve good emotional well-being for all looked after children and care leavers.

pdf WELL-BEING | Measuring Happiness, OFSTED, July 2012

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OFS 12 Measuring happiness JUL 12.pdf

A new method that will help measure happiness has been developed by the Children's Rights Director for England. This first report details children's responses to 20 statements such as ‘I know what is happening next in my life’, ‘I get bullied’, ‘I am getting all the help I need’ and ‘I get lonely’ are listed and each is given a score.

pdf WELL-BEING | Mental Health and Well-Being of Looked-After Children: Government Response to the Committee's Fourth Report of Session 2015-16, Department of Health and Department for Education, September 2016

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DoH 16 Mental health & well being Fourth report SEP 16.pdf

The Government's response to the Education Committee's report on the mental health and well-being of looked-after children.

document WELL-BEING | Mind Your Health - The physical and mental health of looked after children and young people in Northern Ireland, ABSTRACT, Queen's University Belfast, October 2015

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QUB 15 Mind Your Health ABSTACT OCT 15.docx

This abstract provides details of a three year study undertaken by Queen's University Belfast into the physical and mental health of looked after children and young people in Northern Ireland.

pdf WELL-BEING | The Children's Happiness Scale, OFSTED, March 2014

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OFS 14 The Children's Happiness Scale MAR 14.pdf

This second report on the Children’s Happiness Scale gives not only the scale itself, but also standardisation data on how children score on the scale. The questionnaire includes 20 statements such as ‘I know what is happening next in my life’, ‘I get bullied’, ‘I am getting all the help I need’ and ‘I get lonely’ are listed and each is given a score.

pdf WELL-BEING | What works in preventing and treating poor mental health in looked after children?, NSPCC, August 2014

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NSPCC 14 What works in preventing and treating poor mental health in LAC Aug 14.pdf

The report suggests that making appropriate and timely decisions around care placements is likely to help children benefit from specific interventions to improve their mental health and well-being.

pdf WELL-BEING | “Care just changes your life”: Factors Impacting upon the Mental Health of Children and Young People with experiences of care in Northern Ireland ABSTRACT, Christine Mullan et al, 2007

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CCIP 07 ABSTRACT Care Just Changes Your Life OCT 07.pdf

This paper represents one element of a research project carried out into the mental health needs of children and young people with experiences of care in Northern Ireland. Focusing exclusively on qualitative data collected from 51 young people in care and aftercare, it discusses in the first instance how the challenges and difficulties faced by young people can manifest themselves in feelings and behaviours that may exemplify poor mental well-being.

default YOUNG PEOPLE'S VIEWS | Emotional Well-Being Report 2010, ABSTRACT, A National Voice, 2010

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ANV 10 ABSTRACT Emotional well being report 2010.pdf

This abstract provides details of a report detailing young people's views on their emotional well being and service provision. It reports a high proportion of emotional well being 'need' and a low proportion of 'needs being met.'

 

pdf YOUTH JUSTICE | Someone to Care: The mental health needs of children and young people with experience of the care and youth justice systems, ABSTRACT, Children's Mental Health Foundation, July 2013

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CMHC 13 Someone to care ABSTRACT JUL 13.pdf

This report gives an insight into the experiences of young people in care settings and how the system can impact on a young person's well-being. Professionals' views on current gaps in mental health service provision in Ireland are also outlined. Young people identified three main issues to be addressed for children in the care system: the need to be understood, the need for better services and the need for child-centred care.