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  • Professor Edmund Songua-Barke

    Shining a light on the injustice of institutionalization and the damage it causes to children – to promote care reform across the globe

    Led by 22 of the world’s leading experts on reforming care for children,  The Lancet Commission on Institutionalisation and Deinstitutionalisation of Children includes a review and meta-analysis of the effects of institutionalisation and deinstitutionalisation on children’s development, and makes 14 policy recommendations addressed to policymakers at all levels. The Commission was chaired by Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke, Professor of Developmental Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London who leads the English and Romanian Adoptee (ERA) Project.

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  • Where is the I in CAMHS?

    “As we enter Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, I argue that policymakers, commissioners and service providers must start thinking infant, children and young people’s mental health.”

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  • International Day of Families

    Research on the importance of attachment and positive relationships, families ability to be a mental health intervention and some timely tips for practitioners to help parents manage challenging behaviour with homeschooling and lockdown.

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  • Why it’s good to ban smacking

    I remember going to an international conference on child abuse and neglect many years ago and thinking before I went, that the UK was pretty far ahead in terms of the services we offer. I was shocked when one presentation went through some of the evidence on how smacking is related to physical abuse, and how many countries in the world allowed it.

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  • Shaun Liverpool

    Power Up for Parents: A pilot study to enhance Shared Decision-Making in CAMH

    Worldwide, up to 20% of children and young people (CYP) suffer from a disabling mental disorder (World Health Organization, 2000, 2003). Be part of a study to test a web application (called Power Up for Parents or PUfP) to support parents and promote their involvement in CAMH decisions.

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  • How well children read is largely down to their genes

    Children who are avid readers are typically good readers, and children who seldom read a book voluntarily often have dyslexia. Is their reading ability the consequence of how much they practised?

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  • suicide and self-harm quiz

    Quiz: How can we support positive parenting practices to improve children’s mental health?

    We’ve released a free parenting topic guide by Dr Margiad Williams and you can learn more and test your knowledge with this quiz based on research included in the topic guide!

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  • Guest Blog

    Should mental health professionals understand intergenerational trauma?

    Those who are aware of the importance of understanding traumatic stress and emotional trauma may not fully understand the topic of intergenerational trauma. We certainly need this to change.

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