Child and Family Training

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Child and Family Training is a not-for-profit training organisation working to  promote evidence-based assessments and interventions with children and families

Child and Family Training have developed a range of evidence-based approaches to assessment, analysis, planning, interventions and measuring outcomes for practitioners working with children and families in health, social care and education settings.  The Hope for Children and Families (HFCF) Programme evolved to promote children’s health and development, to build on families’ strengths and overcome difficulties.  The HFCF resources consist of a set of guides which are based on extensive research and practice experience of what works in intervention with children and families. Each guide contains a step by step approach to intervention and a range of materials including work sheets for use in direct work with children and families (more information on Intervention Guides tab). The resources are intended to empower practitioners, children, young people and their families when working together.


Carol Jolliffe, family therapist and director Child and Family Training will present a seminar at the Professional Progress and Practice conference on 4 March entitled: What Next - Intervening to Modify Child Abuse and Neglect.

This seminar will outline the Hope for Children and Families (HFCF) modular approach to working with children and families.

The HFCF programme was developed both to prevent and to address harmful parenting – abusive or neglectful – and the impairment of children and young people’s health and development, from their experience of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect and exposure to violence. It draws on the most up-to-date evidence of the impact on children and young people that is associated with being exposed to harmful parenting and, therefore, helps to address children and young people’s anxiety, depression, trauma and/or conduct problems, including sexualised behaviour. The approach is also informed by the known personal and interpersonal components – alliance, client motivation and practitioner factors – which are common to all effective interventions. These components contribute to positive treatment outcomes by establishing a sense of hopefulness – a significant factor in recovery.

The seminar will provide an overview of the intervention approach and the resources.  There will be a brief demonstration of the approach and materials applied to a case example and the Introductory Guide will be made available to workshop attendees.


Contact information

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Telephone: + 44 (0) 1904 624775

These are great tools to use in any stage of social work intervention as it uses a strengths-based approach to enable families to identify their resilience factors.
The Hope for Children and Families) Intervention guides for practitioners: extremely helpful, including handouts which I can use as part of my assessment process