Publications

This is a miniature ‘virtual library’ that identifies some of the literature related to the field of working with whole families and family potential. It is not intended as an exhaustive list, nor to replicate things that appear elsewhere. For that reason, some of the resources listed will link you to other places. If you notice any of our links are broken or you feel there is anything missing that should be added here, please contact Helen Harris, Email: h.m.a.harris@bham.ac.uk 

Family Potential Publications

These are resources that are related directly to projects hosted or facilitated by the Family Potential Knowledge Exchange.

Tew J., Morris K., White S., FeatherstoneB. & Fenton S-J., (2016) “What has happened to ‘Think Family’ – challenges and achievements in implementing family inclusive practice”, Pavilion Annual Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Work, Volume 1: p. 59-64

The yearbook contains contributions from a number of authors who have been part of the ESRC Knowledge Exchange, including: Moira Fraser  – A change in the law doesn’t always mean a change in real lives: making whole family approaches a reality; Ragni Whitlock and Estelle Rapsey –  Children should be seen and heard in adult mental health services; Frank Burbach –  Co-working in pairs enables effective whole family sessions; Louise Wardale – Keeping the family in mind: working together in Liverpool to implement a programme of innovation and change; and Mary Donaghy – Think Family, Northern Ireland.

Langston, J. (2016) Invisible Fathers; A study exploring the pilot of Mellow Dads Parenting Programme in Her Majesty’s Prison Oakwood

Tew, J, Plumridge, G, Nicholls, V and Clarke, H (2014), Whole family approaches to reablement in mental health – Scoping of current practice

Tew, J, Plumridge, G, Nicholls, V and Clarke, H (2014), Whole family approaches to reablement in mental health: Summary of findings

Government reports and publications

DCSF (2010b) Think family pathfinders: research update. Annesley: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), Stationery Office

DCSF (2010a) Support for all: the Families and Relationships Green Paper, London: Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF), Stationery Office

Lloyd, C, Wollny, I, White, C, Gowland, S and Purdon, S (2011) Monitoring and evaluation of family intervention services and projects between February 2007 and March 2011 Publications GOV.UK

Morris, K Great Britain and Social Exclusion Task Force (2008) Think family: a literature review of whole family approaches London: Social ExclusionTask Force

Social Exclusion Task Force (2008) Think Family: Improving the life chances of families at risk Social Exclusion Task Force

Social Exclusion Task Force (2007) Reaching Out: Think Family Analysis and themes from the Families At Risk Review London: Social Exclusion Task Force

Academic publications

Fadden, G and Heelis, R (2011) The Meriden Family Programme: Lessons learned over 10 years Journal of Mental Health 20(1) 79-88

Featherstone, B., White, S., Morris, K., (2014) Re-imagining child protection: Towards humane social work with families. Policy Press. [Book]

Gümüscü, A, Nygren, L and Khoo, E (2015) Bringing the Family Back in: On Role Assignment and Clientification in the Swedish Social Services Social Sciences, 4(1) 117-133

Langston, J. (2016) Invisible Fathers: Exploring an integrated approach to supporting fathers through the Mellow Dads Parenting Programme piloted in a UK prison Journal of Integrated Care 24(4) 176-187

Roscoe, H, Constant, H and Ewart-Boyle, S (2011) Think child, think parent, think family: Interim evaluation report SCIE

Tew, J, Plumridge, G, Nicholls, V and Clarke, H (2014) Whole family approaches to reablement in mental health: Scoping current practice

Tew, J, Plumridge, G, Nicholls, V and Clarke, H (2014) Whole family approaches to reablement in mental health: Summary of findings

Tew J, Morris K, White S, Featherstone B & Fenton S-J (2016) “What has happened to ‘Think Family’ – challenges and achievements in implementing family inclusive practice” Pavilion Annual Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Work, Volume 1: p. 59-64

Wollny, I, Apps, J, Henricson, C and National Family and Parenting Institute (Great Britain) (2010) Can government measure family wellbeing? A literature review London: Family and Parenting Institute

Resources and references from external organisations

Ecorys (2015) Croydon Family Power – Independent evaluation report (unpublished)

Ecorys (2015) Camden Futures – Independent evaluation report (unpublished)

Rooke A et al. (2015) An evaluative study of Creative Families an arts and mental health partnership between the South London Gallery and the Parental Mental Health Team (unpublished)

Tooby A. & Duschinsky R. (2015) ‘Love Barrow Families: A Case Study of Transforming Public Services’ in Vincent S. (Ed) (2015) Early Intervention: Supporting and strengthening families. Dunedin Academic Press. Edinburgh. [Book]