What are health visitors’ perceptions about offering support to parents who have suffered a stillbirth, neonatal death or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

Yinka Ogunbanjo explores how health visitors perceive their role in supporting bereaved parents through focus groups and one-to-one interviews.

The health visitor, the ecological approach and the assessment of health need with a focus on the gypsy and traveller community.

Jacqueline Cattenach explores the links between child development and health and cultural factors in this most marginalised of groups.
 

Student learning in community experience: SLICE project

Zoe Clark, Cameron Cox, Mary Brady and Jayne Price gathered children’s nursing students’ experiences of community practice placements to develop the best possible online resource.

Safeguarding supervision: on the front line

Ann Guindi, Alex Hassett and Margie Callanan explored the factors that contribute to effective safeguarding supervision in community nursing.

Streamlining of the Mellow Parenting Observation System for research and non-specialist clinical use

Researchers Lucy Thompson, Gerry King, Eleanor Taylor, Christine Puckering and Phil Wilson explored whether a streamlined version of a tool to assess parent-child interactions provided comparable data to the full system and gathered feedback from health visitors.

A randomised controlled trial of the Solihull Approach ten-week group for parents: ‘Understanding your child’s behaviour’ (UYCB).

Hazel Douglas and Rebecca Johnson assess the impact of a parenting programme based on the Solihull Approach on child behaviour, parental emotional health and child-parent relationships, which addresses previous studies’ methodological weaknesses.

Health visitor feedback on a structured, behavioural training for working with families of children with behaviour problems

Margiad Williams and Judy Hutchings questioned HVs who delivered a skills programme for parents to effectively address behavioural problems. 

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Nutrition Module 1: Vitamin D status of young children

The importance of vitamin D has come to the fore in recent years leading to frequent discussion...

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Nutrition Module 2: Age-appropriate weaning foods

Weaning practices have changed frequently over the years whether due to trends or in response to new evidence – leaving families and sometimes health professionals unsure of the latest guidance.

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Nutrition Module 3: Nutritional value of the weaning diet

Which nutrients are important to support an infant’s optimal growth?

Carrie Ruxton PhD, registered dietician

An integrated targeted intervention to prevent obesity in infants born into a diverse community

Julie Greenway, Lynne Thompson and Sally Cornfield explore whether a nutrition and healthy-living course for mothers could influence three misleading beliefs that can lead to childhood obesity.

The role of sexual health nurses in identifying child sexual exploitation

Ann Marie Sangster, Dr Maureen Crowley, and Amanda McGrandles explore sexual health nurses’ perceptions of their role in the identification of children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation, using an interpretivist generic qualitative approach.

Evaluating group work for supporting the emotional wellbeing of young people in care

Una Foye, Emily Satinsky, Camilla Rosan and Josefien Breedvelt examine the My Life, My Future programme that was set up to boost the emotional wellbeing and resilience of looked-after young people.

Evaluating the impact of the 5 pillars of parenting programme: A novel parenting intervention for Muslim families

Universal parenting intervention courses often fail to recruit and retain Muslim families. Kathryn Thomson, Hanan Hussein, Kathleen Roche-Nagi and Ruth Butterworth evaluated the impact of the faith-based Five Pillars of Parenting programme.

An exploration of the mental health needs of asylum seeking women and children in the UK: implications for health visiting practice

This literature review by Robert Dransfield and Liz Clark explores the issues surrounding the mental health and wellbeing of asylum seekers in the UK as it relates to health visiting practice.

Preventing teenage pregnancy through home-based sexual healthcare: a qualitative study of practitioners’ experiences

Catriona Jones and her colleagues use practitioners’ perspectives to evaluate a sexual health service designed to prevent second unplanned teenage pregnancy.

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