Villadsen, A. (2015). Parent and child mental health outcomes of the Family Links 10 Week Nurturing Programme for Parents.
The reduction in child total difficulties was very significant with a reduction in conduct problems and hyperactivityidentified as the biggest change. The proportion of children with clinical levels of difficulties also reduced significantly from 43% to 28%. Parents’ mental health also improved: from a starting point of a much lower score than the general population, moving up to a level that was only marginally lower than the national norm. These findings suggest that the Programme is highly effective in improving mental health outcomes for both children and their parents.