• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Wednesday 11th April, 2012

Social Research Unit Conference in Madrid

During April and May Prevention Action will report in Spanish and English. Coverage will include a major conference in Madrid on evidence based programmes and social finance sponsored by Dartington and the Mayor of Madrid, La Evaluacion de la Calidad y Eficiencia en los Programas de Intervencion Social.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 20th November, 2009

Let justice roll down like mighty waters!

Improvements in implementation research are making it more possible to connect science to services. Here we collect sample articles on the subject, focusing on the work of US National Implementation Research Network, one of the new storehouses of current expertise and knowledge. Bridges, computer operating systems, irrigation systems – these analogies and more find a place in the new language.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 02nd October, 2009

Parents get positive

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 17th September, 2009

It's a family affair

Since its successful first trial back in the early 1970s, FFT has been acquiring an impressive reputation for consistently improving the prospects of young people with behavior problems.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Monday 24th August, 2009

Parents matter

How much of an influence are parents on the lives of their children? And how far is it possible to harmonize this with prevention efforts?…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 21st August, 2009

Global South

Efforts to improve the healthy development of children are often considered the realm of developed countries. However, there is an increasing amount that rich nations can learn from the Global South, and vice versa.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 21st August, 2009

Blueprints for Violence Prevention 2008

Blueprints for Violence Prevention is a database of prevention programs that meet the most stringent standards of effectiveness. Reporting from the initiative's biennial conference in Colorado, we look at a selection of the proven programs and talk to the project director, Delbert Elliott.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 21st August, 2009

Randomized Controlled Trials

The randomized controlled trial is the 'gold standard' research design for assessing the impact of prevention programs. Drawing on articles from a special edition of the UK-based Journal of Children's Services, a series of stories explores the ins and outs of experimental evaluation.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 21st August, 2009

Mothers helping mothers

Services designed to help experienced mothers support new ones is an attractive idea that owes plenty to social and community work theories about empowerment and social resources. They have also shown promising results in evaluations. What can be learnt from this collaborative approach?…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 21st August, 2009

Brighter Futures

Birmingham, the UK's second city, welcomes two experts from Washington State as part of their conference for Brighter Futures, a city-wide strategy to overhaul children's services using evidence-based prevention programs. David Hawkins from the University of Washington and Steve Aos from the Washington State Institute for Public Policy give their counsel on why early intervention makes sense.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 21st August, 2009

Incredible Years

The Incredible Years, developed by Carolyn Webster-Stratton at the University of Washington, is one of the most heavily evidence backed interventions on the market. The implementation of the program in Ireland provides a starting point for a week of stories.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 21st August, 2009

Australia

A selection of reports from the Australian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect includes a discussion of the damaging effects of overdeveloped materialism, childhood anxiety and parenting program Triple P.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 21st August, 2009

Penn State Prevention Research Center

A series of reports looking at the ground-breaking work of the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development at Penn State University, concluding with coverage of a lecture there given by Tom Dishion, founder of the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Wednesday 12th August, 2009

Institute for Effective Education

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Wednesday 12th August, 2009

Society for Prevention Research 2009

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