Developing a warm and loving bond with a sensitive and predictable parent or caregiver creates the context in which children develop positive expectations about themselves and others.
Domestic Violence and Abuse is the first in a series of reports on different aspects of early intervention. We chose to focus on domestic violence and abuse in our first report because it is an important cause of long-term problems for children, families and communities.
Picking up the pieces from damaging social problems affecting young people such as mental health problems, going into care, unemployment and youth crime costs the Government almost £17 billion a year, new research shows.
A report on what works to improve the quality of parent child interactions from conception to age 5. The report was written by researchers at the Dartington Social Research Unit, University of Warwick and Coventry University.