This film for social workers, probation officers and family support workers shows how children are affected when a parent or adult family member is arrested – especially when it happens at home. Families talk from their own experience about the traumatic and sometimes lasting effect on children.
Families resources and services
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Part of Dementia
Use this video to convince people of the value of high quality care homes for people with dementia. It can be used for training to help improve practices in any setting. It highlights the key areas of improving quality of life for someone with dementia and it shows what good care looks like, which can be comforting.
This video for family support and children’s services, prison and probation services and families of prisoners considers the particular difficulties families can face following release. These are often overlooked and unexpected. However, this may be when the family needs most support.
Learn about one mother’s experience of seeking mental health support for herself and her family. This video sets out in practice how different services worked together with the family to provide the support that was needed.
The mental health and wellbeing of children and adults in families where a parent has a mental health problem are closely linked. Not all families need health and social care services. However, those that do often struggle to get accessible and effective support that addresses children’s needs and recognises the parental responsibilities of many adults with mental health problems.
The extent and impact of parental mental health problems on families and the acceptability, accessibility and effectiveness of interventions: systematic map report 1
This systematic map aims to identify the nature of research in parental mental health and to be a specific resource from which to commission further reviews and/or primary research by identifying gaps in the research literature.
SCIE has produced Parental Mental Health interim and final evaluation reports and this At a glance briefing summarises what the implementation sites did, and the lessons learned.
Part of Reablement
This At a glance briefing is designed to help people understand what reablement is, and what family and friends can do to help.
SCIE guide on about working with parents who have mental health problems and their children
Part of e-Learning courses
One of a set of three e-learning modules exploring parental substance misuse, its effects on children and parenting capacity and the implications for social work practitioners. This module provides an introduction to the different types of substances commonly misused and the effects that these may have on the people taking them, including the effects they have on family relationships. The resource includes audio, video and interactive technology.
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