Publications and references

C-Change and other relevant University of Bristol publications

Platt D. & Riches K. (2016), Assessing Parental Capacity to Change: The missing jigsaw piece in the assessment of a child’s welfare? Children and Youth Services ReviewVolume 61, pages 141–148

Platt D. & Turney D. (2014), Making Threshold Decisions in Child Protection: A conceptual analysis. British Journal of Social Work, vol 44 pp. 1454-1471.

Platt D. (2012), Understanding Parental Engagement with Child Welfare Services: An Integrated Model.  Child and Family Social Work, vol 17, pp. 138-148.

Turney, D, Platt, D, Selwyn, J & Farmer, E (2012), Improving Child and Family Assessment: Turning research into practice.  London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Platt, D. (2007). Congruence and Co-operation in Social Workers’ Assessments of Children in Need. Child and Family Social Work, 12, 326-335.

Other resources

Barlow, J., Dawe, S., Coe, C., & Harnett, P. (2015). An Evidence-Based, Pre-Birth Assessment Pathway for Vulnerable Pregnant Women. British Journal of Social Work,Advance Access: doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcu150.

Harnett, P. (2007). A Procedure for Assessing Parents' Capacity for Change in Child Protection Cases. Children and Youth Services Review, 29, 1179-1188.

Kahr, B. (2002). The Legacy of Winnicott: Essays on Infant and Child Mental Health. London: Karnac Books

Kwasnicka D., Dombrowski S., White M., & Sniehotta F. (2016) Theoretical explanations for maintenance of behaviour change: a systematic review of behaviour theories. Health Psychology Review, 10:3, 277-296.

Littell, J., & Girvin, H. (2002). Stages of Change: A critique. Behaviour Modification, 26(2), 223-273.

Littell, J. H., & Girvin, H. (2005). Caregivers' Readiness for Change: Predictive validity in a child welfare sample. Child Abuse and Neglect, 29, 59-80.

Michie, S., Atkins, L., & West, R. (2014). The Behaviour Change Wheel: A guide to designing interventions. Great Britain: Silverback Publishing.

Miller, W., & Rollnick, S. (2013). Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change. (3rd ed.). New York: The Guilford Press.

Olin, S., Hoagwood, K., Rodriguez, J., Ramos, B., Burton, G., Penn, M., . . . Jensen, P. (2010). The Application of Behavior Change Theory to Family-Based Services: Improving parent empowerment in children's mental health. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19, 462-470.

Scott, K. L., & King, C. B. (2007). Resistance, Reluctance, and Readiness in Perpetrators of Abuse against Women and Children. Trauma Violence Abuse, 8(4), 401-417.

Trotter, C. (2015). Working with Involuntary Clients: A guide to practice. New York: Routledge.

Turnell, A., & Edwards, S. (1999). Signs of Safety: A Solution and Safety Oriented Approach to Child Protection Casework. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Ward, H., Brown, R., & Hyde-Dryden, G. (2014). Assessing Parental Capacity to Change when Children are on the Edge of Care: an overview of current research evidence. London: Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University and Department for Education.  Available to download from using  reference: DfE RR 369.

Williams, B., Peart, E., Young, R. & Briggs D. (eds.) (2015), Capacity to Change: Understanding and assessing a parent's capacity to change within the timescales of the child. Bristol: Family Law.

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