About our research

Why are we doing this research?

We want families to be able to access the best support possible. NICE guidelines recommend group parent training programmes for parents of these children. We are interested in understanding how these group parenting programmes help families whose children have some problems with their behaviour. While these groups are helpful for the majority of children, some children may still have behaviour problems after their parents complete training.

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What are we doing?

In this project we will work with parents to develop a personalised programme tailored to parents' and children's needs, and find out whether this works better than current parent training.

How are we doing this?

We are asking families who take part in parenting groups if they would like to participate in our research by doing some assessments and interviews. We complete these before, after and three months following parents attendance at the groups, to determine how the groups have helped each family. We also want to speak to some of the parents in further interviews and understand which aspects of the group they found helpful or unhelpful, to inform the design of a personalised programme. 

Further information

Information for Participants 1 and 2

Information for Services 

Contact us

If you have any queries about our research and would like to know more, please feel free to email us using the following details:

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

University of Reading

Our collaborators

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Support for our research

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