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Reducing reoffending by keeping mothers and children together
From a blog by Pew Research
Diverting women from prison and keeping families together can save money and help break the intergenerational cycle of incarceration.
The World Family Map 2017
From a report by The Institute for Family Studies
Confirms family stability and marriage but it also contains some observations which run counter to media headlines. You may be surprised.
Grandparents and children - two-way benefits?
We intuitively know that grandparents contribute to children's wellbeing but what are those benefits and are there reciprocal ones to grandparents?
Forecasting which children will cost society the most
From research by King’s College London, Duke Unive
20% of the population accounts for the lion’s share of social costs such as crime and welfare dependence as adults. Can we predict at age 3 and intervene?
We are Family: the changing face of family ministry
From research by CGMC and The Methodist Church
How is the Church working with families today? What does this ministry look like? What training and resources are available for those working in this field?
How families are combining work and family life
Earlier this year, Working Families published their 3rd Modern Families Index - a snapshot of family life in the UK today. In particular, it focuses on how families combine work and family life.
Adverse Childhood Experiences - a doctor's story
From a talk by Gabor Maté
Gabor Maté has worked worked in a palliative care and in an area challenged by hard core addiction, mental illness, HIV and related conditions. He talks about the importance of early years' development.
From a video by Care for Children
This is the story of a remarkable village in Luquan, Kunming which has taken 166 special needs children from the Kunming orphanage into their families. A picture of God adopting us.
Home for Good - a home for every child that needs one
From Home for Good
Sunday 6th November 2016 is Adoption Sunday. It is an opportunity each year for the Church to share the good news of our adoption into God’s family and to respond to the needs of young people in the UK care system.
How a community becomes trauma-informed
A few weeks back, I wrote about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the effect they have on adult health including mental illness, doing time in prison, and work issues, such as absenteeism.
Large families, poverty and welfare reform - Bradford
What do we already know about large families’ experiences of poverty and welfare reform? What more do we need to find out if we are to better understand their experiences and to provide the best forms of support? How might future waves of welfare reform affect large families? And what can we do to help families living with the consequences of on-going benefit changes? This conference will bring together policy makers, voluntary sector organisations and academics.
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