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Predicting the recipients of social work support, and its impact on emotional and behavioural problems in early childhood

Zhang, Meng, Henderson, Morag, Cheung, Sin Yi, Scourfield, Jonathan Bryn and Sharland, Elaine 2017. Predicting the recipients of social work support, and its impact on emotional and behavioural problems in early childhood. Child & Family Social Work 22 (2) , pp. 772-781. 10.1111/cfs.12294

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Abstract

This paper examines the recipients of social work support in the Millennium Cohort Study. Using panel analysis and fixed effects models, it investigates the factors that lead to the receipt of any type of social work support for individuals with young children and the effects of this support on changes in the prevalence of emotional and behavioural problems in these children. We find that divorce or separation, and episodes of homelessness are two important factors that lead to the receipt of social work support. Mothers with male children are also more likely to receive social work support. However, we find no clear evidence that social work support has any effect on changes in children's emotional and behavioural problems over time. The implications of these findings for social work research and for practice and policy are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: child development; family social work; mental health; social work
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1356-7500
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 May 2016
Date of Acceptance: 20 April 2016
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 15:23
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/90870

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