Enhancing the Well-Being of Children and Families through Effective Interventions: International Evidence for Practice


This easily accessible reader provides a unique overview of the research evidence from the UK and USA on the effectiveness of selected child welfare interventions. The need to collate information on what we know about which services work well for children and families is increasingly being recognised both within the UK and USA. The Integrated Children's System recognises that thorough assessment of needs must be accompanied by knowledge about the effectiveness of services to meet such needs. The editors initially address the challenges of measuring effectiveness in child welfare and explain the policy context for child welfare service delivery in both countries. The contributors - internationally recognized experts in their fields - concisely summarize the evidence on effectiveness on each core area in the UK and USA respectively, and consider the impact on children's development, parenting capacity and the wider community. The editors finally draw out the overall implications of the evidence for policy, practice and service delivery as well as for future research. This reader is an essential sourcebook for policy makers, practitioners and commissioners of services in child welfare both in the UK and USA as well as students and researchers needing a comprehensive overview of the evidence.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Peter J. Pecora
  • Colette McAuley
  • Wendy Rose
  • Jenny Gray
  • James K. Whittaker
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2006


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