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Who’s ‘Saving’ Children and Why

A vital interrogation of the internationally accepted policy and practice consensus that intervention to shape parenting in the early years is the way to prevent disadvantage. Given the divisive assumptions and essentialist ideas behind early years intervention, in whose interests does it really serve?

This book critically assesses assertions that the ‘wrong type of parenting’ has biological and cultural effects, stunting babies’ brain development and leading to a life of poverty and under-achievement. It shows how early intervention policies underpinned by interpretations of brain science perpetuate gendered, classed and raced inequalities. The exploration of future directions will be welcomed by those looking for a positive, collectivist vision of the future that addresses the real underlying issues in the creation of disadvantage.

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A Guide to Research in Violent and Closed Contexts

Using detailed insights from those with first-hand experience of conducting research in areas of international intervention and conflict, this handbook provides essential practical guidance for researchers and students embarking on fieldwork in violent, repressive and closed contexts.

Contributors detail their own experiences from areas including the Congo, Sudan, Yemen, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Myanmar, inviting readers into their reflections on mistakes and hard-learned lessons. Divided into sections on issues of control and confusion, security and risk, distance and closeness and sex and sensitivity, they look at how to negotiate complex grey areas and raise important questions that intervention researchers need to consider before, during and after their time on the ground.

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Author: Denise Kouri

71 Knowledge exchange strategies for interventions and policy in public health1 Denise Kouri Promoting the use of research-based knowledge in public health becomes more complex when public health includes interventions on health determinants. This article examines strategies for knowledge synthesis, translation and exchange (KSTE) in the context of public health in Canada, making reference to the work of the recently established National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCs). NCCs simultaneously pursue KSTE and study how KSTE strategies meet

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Author: Colin Green

ONE Early intervention Colin Green Introduction What do we mean by early intervention? As Eileen Munro (2011) sets out in her review of child protection, the term ‘early intervention’, or as she prefers ‘early help’, is ambiguous and open to a wide range of interpretations. In this chapter I will follow her lead and take the term to refer to both intervention early in a child’s life and to intervention early in the development of a problem or vulnerability, whatever the age of the child or young person. My focus will be on early intervention in relation to

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Author: Mark Robinson

31 Part two: Intervention studies Introduction The intervention studies reviewed in the next three chapters cover a wide range of communication areas but in a piecemeal way. Some studies are focused at structural and organisational levels. These include an evaluation of external audit as an agent of change in ethnically sensitive primary practice; an evaluations of bilingual services in mental health; an evaluation of an interpreter training project; and an evaluation of an innovation in ethnic monitoring. At the cusp of structural organisation and

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Key messages Increasing community-based practices and culturally-competent approaches can promote the perpetrators’ engagement in interventions among Turkish groups in England. The inextricable connections among class, gender power relations and racialisation should be considered in understanding marginalised ethnic perpetrators’ engagement in interventions. Perpetrators who engage in domestic violence intervention programmes are more likely to complete these programmes than participants who may attend but do not engage ( Kelly and Westmarland

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Author: Ros Burnett

Never too early? Reflections on research and interventions for early developmental prevention of serious harm Ros Burnett Introduction When in autumn 2006 the government introduced plans for intervening at the perinatal stage and in the babyhood of children growing up in dysfunctional families (Cabinet Office, 2006), media discussions raised the spectres of foetal antisocial behaviour orders (‘fasbos’), and electronic monitoring companies forcing their way into the homes of large families and unmarried teenage mothers in order to ‘tag’ their toddlers. The

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Author: Brent J. Steele

ARTICLE Hallucination and intervention Brent J. Steele Department of Political Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA ABSTRACT This paper uses the referent of the hallucination as a way to move with and then past the role of images in intervention. It is used for two purposes. First, it calls our attention to how often those advocating intervention refer not to images and what we can see (but disagree over), but rather to what is not seen. A second purpose is analytical. I engage research on hallucinations at the individual level, link this to research

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PART IV Theorizing as Intervention

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135 EIGHT Reconstructing the self and social identity: new interventions for returning long-term Incapacity Benefit recipients to work David Wainwright, Elaine Wainwright, Rachel Black and Susan Kenyon Introduction Returning one million Incapacity Benefit (IB) recipients to work by 2015 is high on the UK government’s disability reform agenda. Several interventions have been piloted in the Pathways to Work initiative and have proven moderately successful at returning new IB claimants to work. However, we know little about how they are experienced by long

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