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McGagh, Mary and Gunn, Emma and Lillis, Rachel (2009) Strengthening Families Programme: an inter-agency approach to working with families. Irish Probation Journal , 6 , pp. 115-125.

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This article describes the authors’ experience of a Strengthening Families skills programme delivered in the Ballymun area of Dublin from March to June 2008. This was an inter-agency initiative that brought together partners from the community, voluntary and statutory sectors. The Ballymun Network for Assisting Children and Young People (the Network) – a forum for statutory, voluntary and community agencies – had already identified the difficulties experienced by many young people and their families in the area.

The Network, already working from an inter-agency, interdisciplinary ethos, was attracted to the Strengthening Families Programme as it is evidence-based and operated on a systemic model functioning on an inter-agency basis. The goal for the network in piloting the Strengthening Families
Programme was to improve the wellbeing of young people and their families.


Item Type:Article
Date:September 2009
Page Range:pp. 115-125
Publisher:The Probation Service & Probation Board for Northern Ireland
Volume:6
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
T Demographic characteristics > Child of person who uses substances
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Social services > Services for family and children
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family structure > Family support
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Family or marital therapy
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family and substance use > Substance related family problems

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