Dental anxiety in paediatric patients: Is cognitive behavioural therapy effective?

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This review of cognitive behavioural therapy(CBT) for dental anxiety and dental phobia in children identified 6 RCTs suggesting it therapy produces better anxiety reduction than diverse behavioural management techniques. However the available evidence is of low quality.

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Economic impact of youth mental health services in the UK

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Alastair Canaway and Chris Sampson look at a new PSSRU report on youth mental health services in the UK, and how they affect health, education and employment.

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Young people’s views on responsive social services: What makes a difference?

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In her debut blog, Katherine Bishop examines a New Zealand study which asks young people at risk of harm what makes a responsive, supportive social service and finds important messages for social work practice.

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Is cCBT doing it for the kids, but not the adults?

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Karina Lovell appraises the first UK RCT of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) for depression in children and young people, which shows a clinically meaningful improvement in depression and anxiety.

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On each others’ team? Multi-agency work in safeguarding children

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In this blog, Lindsey Pike examines research on multi-agency working in safeguarding children and draws out some of the practice implications of the findings.

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Enhancing resilience and social support for kinship foster care

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Susannah Bowyer summarises and critiques a Spanish study on training and support for resilience in kinship foster care, drawing out lessons for UK practice.

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