Children and Family

All parents have to come to terms with the fact that their little angels will, from time to time, act like little devils. They’ll throw tantrums over trivial issues, or they’ll push, hit, bite or scratch other kids.
Schools and professionals should be aware of hidden factors associated when young people help each other with issues around self-harm
Different labels for difficulties with reading have been found to be associated with varying beliefs in how effective teachers believe they can be.
A growing number of young people are being admitted to hospital with self-harming injuries, new figures have revealed.
Employees using various technological devices to stay 'switched on' for work outside of office hours may face detrimental effects to their wellbeing and private life says a study presented today at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology annual conference in Glasgow.
The aim of the day is to update members on the current political landscape with regard to mental health provision in schools, and to allow time for us to discuss how clinical psychologists currently provide this input, and how things might change.
In this event, several topics concerning early intervention and assessment of parent-child relationships will be discussed.
There is an urgent need for local authorities to examine their policies on intervention where pre-school children have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. That is the conclusion of an online survey of 136 educational psychologists from across the United Kingdom.
Antenatal classes only serve to increase fathers' feelings of separation from their pregnant partners, according to a series of in-depth interviews with 10 White British fathers.
Children are more likely to attempt suicide if their parents have also tried to kill themselves, a new study has revealed.
Children with autism can become more assertive if they have grown up with pets in the home, suggests a new study.
Today’s Guardian reports the findings of a survey on the prescription of drugs to treat hyperactivity in preschool children.
Infants who are behaviourally inhibited and insecurely attached to their parents are more likely to develop anxiety problems as teenagers, according to a new study.
Teacher training doesn't usually include a module on how to arrange the seating of pupils.
Employers could benefit from a more productive workforce if they introduce family-friendly policies, a new study has found.
Eight pilot schemes set to lead the way in innovating change to services for children and young people with mental health issues have scooped a share of a £500k fund.
The notion that young adults can struggle to remember older people's faces has been questioned. Research by Professor Catherine Mondloch, published in the British Journal of Psychology, noted that previous studies have concluded that younger people are not as adept at remembering older faces than they are with younger ones.
Psychosocial support should be a key element of health interventions for caregivers of children in HIV-affected communities, particularly for women who take on the majority of care-giving responsibilities.
The Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce is seeking suggestions from professionals who work with children and young people directly or indirectly, about how mental health services could be improved for children and you
Boys are more likely than girls to use relational aggression in an effort to harm or manipulate other people, a new study has concluded.
The Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society's Division of Neuropsychology is taking place today, Friday 28 November, at the Holiday Inn, Regent’s Park, London.
The emotional wellbeing, social functioning and self-esteem of teenage girls can be affected by differences in breast size, a new
The Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce is calling on frontline professionals to air their views on how
This workshop will provide an outline of Motivational Interviewing as a tool to effectively engage people in recognising the need to change and action planning for alternative futures. Timetable
Mistakes made during the learning process can be good for a person's memory, according to a new study.
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