• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 29th July, 2014

Can training help child welfare workers to broker better services? #2

We are currently profiling ‘Intensive Family Preservation services’ as our intervention of the week. These services provide intensive, in-home crisis intervention, counselling, and life-skills education for families who have children (aged birth to 17) at imminent risk of being placed into care.Some children are subsequently placed into care, and their need for evidence-based services and prac…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 25th July, 2014

Do evaluation results transfer across countries?

Recent years have seen impressive advances in the design and development of effective social, behavioural and educational interventions. But the science of detecting the impact of programmes continues to develop, as does understanding of the extent to which results found in one setting transfer elsewhere.Mark Fraser and a team from the University of North Carolina, USA, have provided an overview o…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 15th July, 2014

Who benefits from “universal” programmes?

Universal programmes sound like a great idea. Make an intervention available to all, and you will increase the political base to support it, make it simpler to implement, and remove the stigma of participation. So the argument goes. But despite their many advantages, universal programmes may fail to reach the more disadvantaged – and may actually widen the gap between the haves and have-nots.A s…

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