Development of a user-led intervention for homeless children and parents

Nadzeya Svirydzenka

Panos Vostanis

 

Duration: 2013-2014

Funding: Clinical Research Networks

Despite the evidence, largely from this research group, that homeless children and families, including victims of domestic violence, have high levels of mental health needs, there is limited evidence of effective interventions.  A number of trauma-focused programmes for victims of domestic abuse could form a useful baseline, but would need to be adapted to the context and circumstances of homeless children.  The aims of this study will be to capture homeless children’s and parent’s views and experiences in modifying existing training programmes for service purposes; develop such a child-centred intervention; and evaluate its effectiveness.

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