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The Support Needs of Parents of Children with Behavioural Problems (2007)

Research funded by: Barnados

The paper aimed to provide an introductory context for key considerations and potential approaches to inform discussion regarding the organisation’s response to supporting parents whose children experience behavioural problems locally.  The paper provides a contextual overview of the type and prevalence of behavioural problems of children and young people in Ireland and a sample of community support programmes which may help parents in coping with and responding to behavioural problems.  The paper is also intended to assist the organisation in planning and conducting primary research, due to commence in October 2007, which will assess the scale and extent of child and youth behavioural problems in the area and the support needs of parents in coping/responding to these.