• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 02nd September, 2014

Preschool parenting programme for child anxiety shows sustained impact over eleven years

Depression and anxiety disorders are prevalent among teenage girls. How can this be addressed? An evaluation of an Australian early intervention programme has shown that educating parents when girls are of preschool age can have lasting effects on their likelihood of developing depression and anxiety in adolescence.Teaching parents how to reduce the anxiety of their preschool children can help pro…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 21st August, 2014

Poor fidelity for child mental health programmes

We know that better fidelity when implementing an evidence-based programme leads to better outcomes. But a review investigating the fidelity of 10 studies of interventions for children with multiple mental health conditions found that only one met the standard for “high” fidelity.The review claims that researchers and practitioners can do more to ensure that psychosocial interventions for chil…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 19th August, 2014

Failed RCT highlights challenges of preventing dropout

A failed randomised controlled trial provides valuable insights into how to prevent treatment dropout among traumatised children and their families. The research suggests that investing in formal engagement strategies pays dividends in the quest to engage and retain vulnerable populations treated in community-based settings.The trial was initially set up to evaluate the efficacy of a treatment mod…

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