Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur

Mittelfristig (1 bis 5 Jahre)
Mikro (Individuum)
Psychisch & Physiologisch

improved wellbeing of the young people participating in the intervention

psychosoziales Befinden

Almost all the parents had been concerned about their child’s emotional and psychological well-being at the time the child had been referred to YISP. Parents frequently mentioned self-harm as a problem, as well as poor temper control. Over half of the parents believed that their child had some kind of emotional, behavioural or mental problem, such as ADHD, which they felt was linked to a number of factors.When we reinterviewed the parents and children, around a third of the parents reported that their child’s psychological health had improved. They described their children as happier and less aggressive. Some were said to have ‘calmed down’ or to have ‘settled down’. Children themselves reported that they had ‘calmed down’.

Beschreibung der Aktivität

YISP Youth Inclusion and Support Panels
multi-agency planning groups which seek to prevent offending and antisocial behaviour by offering voluntary support services and other complementary interventions for high risk children and their families
8 to 13 years
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche

Evaluierung der Aktivität

The study authors wanted to gather information from all the YISPs about each new referral in a given time period (February 2003 to October 2005). A management information system, known as YISPMIS, had been developed for the YJB for use by the pilots, and the authors were encouraged to use it as the means for data capture for the evaluation. Stripping the data set of these cases reduced it to 1,642 records. The extent of the quantitative analyses undertaken was severely compromised by the poor quality of YISPMIS data. Nevertheless, the quantitative data has been drawn wherever possible, to provide a wider context for the in-depth qualitative work. The in-depth qualitative work provided a rich tapestry of information about how the YISPs operated and about the more subtle impacts on children and parents. Four pilots as case-study sites were selected: Birmingham, Ealing, Lancashire and Nottingham. A range of methods were used to study these, including observations, interviews with professionals, exploratory interviews at different points in time with children and parents, discourse and narrative analysis, and documentary analysis.
February 2003 to October 2005