Published in 1998, this book brings together some of the key findings in parenting and educational programmes from researchers at the University of Oxford, working in primary health care, educational studies, clinical psychology and applied social studies. At a time of considerable changes in family life and society in general, there is concern that some children are not achieving their potential because of emotional and behavioural difficulties. This book looks across the health, education and social divide and highlights what we know and what we don't know about effective strategies in helping children and their parents overcome their difficulties. Each chapter is written by a different member of the centre at Oxford for Research into Parenting and Children and is based on their research.
Part 1: Introduction 1. The Background, Ann Buchanan Part 2: Setting the Scene 2. Public Health Implications of Childhood Behaviour Problems and Parenting Programmes, Sarah Stewart-Brown 3. Children Who May be at Risk of Emotional and Behavioural Problems, Ann Buchanan and JoAnn Ten Brinke 4. Observational Studies of Parent-Child Interaction and Behaviour Problems: Their Implications for Parenting Interventions, Frances Gardener Part 3: Effective Interventions 5. Preschool Intervention to Prevent Behaviour Problems and School Failure, Kathy Sylva and Paul Colman 6. Parent-training Programmes and Behaviour Problems: Findings from a Systematic Review, Jane Barlow 7. Parents and the Community: Parent’s Views and Mapping Need, Teresa Smith Part 4: Dissemination and Implementation 8. Adopting and Implementing Empirically Supported Interventions: A Recipe for Success, Carolyn Webster-Stratton and Ted K. Taylor 9. Introducing Evidence-based Social Welfare Practice in a National Child Care Agency, Eva Lloyd 10. A Consensus, Ann Buchanan.