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Children, Young People and Families

Man walking on beach with kid.
by Glenda Wall  |  23rd July 2021

Glenda Wall discusses the conflicting advice given to parents, expected both to minutely plan for children’s success while also allowing them the independence to manage their own lives. …Read more

school kids wearing masks

Michelle Jayman, co-editor of 'Supporting New Digital Natives', calls for pupils’ mental health and wellbeing to be at the forefront of education recovery strategies.…Read more

Kid working on a computer
by John Bynner and Walter R. Heinz  |  26th March 2021

John Bynner and Walter Heinz, authors of 'Youth Prospects in the Digital Society', outline some of the challenges and uneven prospects young people face in a digital society. …Read more

Sign saying 'Girls just wanna have fundamental rights'
by Ceryl Davies  |  8th March 2021

This International Women’s Day, Ceryl Davies, Social Work Lecturer, talks about the importance of giving young women a voice when discussing sexual coercion experienced by them in their intimate relationships. …Read more

Person standing in a dark street

Clive Diaz, author of 'Decision Making in Child and Family Social Work', looks at the first indications of the effects of COVID-19 and adapted social worker practices on the levels of loneliness and anxiety in children in care and care leavers. …Read more

Children walking in a street
by Manfred Liebel  |  22nd February 2021

Manfred Liebel, author of 'Decolonizing Childhoods', tracks the colonial and Eurocentric bias in childhood studies. He calls for more collaboration with non-Western researchers as well as support for children taking on the role of researchers themselves. …Read more

Father sat on bench with children
by Anna Tarrant Linzi Ladlow and Laura Way  |  11th February 2021

Anna Tarrant, Linzi Ladlow and Laura Way talk about the research they’ve done on the effects of the lockdowns on young fathers in the UK.…Read more

Bagged breastmilk
by Beatriz Reyes-Foster and Shannon K. Carter  |  4th February 2021

Shannon K. Carter and Beatriz M. Reyes-Foster, authors of 'Sharing Milk', discuss how they joined and participated in local lactation support groups, and learned that milk sharing is a deeply meaningful and emotion-driven practice for the people who do it.…Read more

Mother on phone with two children on sofa
by Charlotte Faircloth, Katherine Twamley and Humera Iqbal  |  13th January 2021

An extract from Charlotte Faircloth, Katherine Twamley and Humera Iqbal's 'Families, Relationships and Societies' article on the methodological and ethical challenges of researching family life during a pandemic.…Read more

Group of women working together at a table

Louca-Mai Brady explains the benefits of youth participation in health services, for healthcare professionals as well as youngsters themselves, and reports on the implications of COVID-19 on this youth voice.…Read more