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Implementing Integrated Working

Anne Houlihan explains how shared responsibility is producing better outcomes for children.

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26/05/2010
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An alternative to drugs for ADHD?

The growth in use of powerful drugs to treat ADHD and other newly discovered syndromes is phenomenal. Professor Karen J Pine describes a pilot trial of a new, less toxic, approach for treating the condition.

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26/05/2010
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Editorial - The Medicalisation of Childhood

ADHD is one of the ‘new’ diseases of childhood, although some claim its scientific observance goes back to the 18th Century. In its present virulent conceptual form it dates from the 1960’s...

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26/05/2010
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The role of the Family Drug and Alcohol Court

‘The Family Drug and Alcohol Court’ is a new type of family court. A team of workers support, rather than punish, parents with addiction problems – helping them to get clean and keep custody of their children. Sophie Kershaw reports on the British pilot.

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26/05/2010
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Living with addiction

The media are obsessed with teen binge drinking statistics – but mostly ignores the plight of children living with alcoholic parents. Louise Hill interviewed 30 Scottish children about their experiences. They described the sad details of living with addiction.

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26/05/2010
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Attracting men to volunteer work

There are more boys in care than girls, but far fewer men volunteering to befriend them. Alison Millar explains how she tried to recruit male ‘independent visitors’ in Bedfordshire.

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26/05/2010
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Can nature heal children’s emotional problems?

Tish Feilden and Ruth Carney, who work at Jamie’s Farm – a charity offering problem students a week-long stay on a working farm – believe it can.

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26/05/2010
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Eradicating gender differences in literacy

International studies have revealed time and again that boys don’t learn to read as quickly as girls. Dr Julia Carroll examines why this is the case – and shares how teachers can help boys catch up.

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26/05/2010
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Learning to read: Have psychologists got it wrong?

The failure by psychologists to fully take on board the ideas of Diane McGuiness on Synthetic Phonics has done children with reading problems a grave disservice. Mike Lake challenges Educational Psychologists to put aside their doubts.

Date:
25/05/2010
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Motivation through sport

Inspiring children and young people to improve their behaviour, concentration and achievement is a key challenge for schools, but one initiative in St. Helens is using physical activities like boxercise, climbing and outdoor pursuits to help get vulnerable students back on track.

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26/05/2010
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Projects in Action

In this section we publish short reports about projects under-way in the UK. In future issues we hope to bring reports from international projects on well. This issue features reports on: The Obesity, Ambassadors Active For Life Y5 and Hearing Dogs.

Date:
24/05/2010
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Trafficked children

Practitioners miss opportunities to help trafficked children time and again. Lisa Nandy analyses Children’s Society research to find out why.

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26/05/2010
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Age suitable environments - the new duty of care

For too long, under 18s have been forced to stay on adult psychiatric wards. Now, hospital managers must provide them with an ‘age suitable environment’ – but what does that mean? Susan Thompson explains the legal details.

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26/05/2010
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Report update

Raspal Singh-Chima and Lucy Busuttil summarise the surveys, reports and government policy changes in the field.

Date:
26/04/2010
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Implementing Integrated Working

Anne Houlihan explains how shared responsibility is producing better outcomes for children.

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26/05/2010
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Why e-safety is an Every Child Matters issue

Bill Jenkins suffered abuse as a child – which drove him to protect other children by setting up a schools' e-safety company. He explains what makes the internet dangerous - and what schools can do.

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26/05/2010
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