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29 June 2018
Kirsten Asmussen: The evidence is clear that children often suffer enormously when their parents misuse drugs and alcohol. Given the negative impact parental substance misuse has on children, the lack of evidence involving interventions for parents who misuse drugs and alcohol represents a serious gap in the evidence base.
28 June 2018
Jo Casebourne and PHE Chief Nurse Viv Bennett reflect on the new EIF report updating the evidence for maternity and postnatal support.
18 June 2018
Writing for Children & Young People Now, Kirsten Asmussen summarises some of the key lessons from our upcoming report on early childhood development for parents and services looking to support children's early language skills.
14 May 2018
Lucy Brims provides a first-hand insight into programme assessment, which is a key part of our work at the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF). She sheds some light on the process for programme providers, commissioners and anyone else who is interested in what we do and why.
2 May 2018
Writing for Community Practitioner, Stephanie Waddell takes a hard look at the implications of the mental health green paper, and how to ensure the potential benefits of social & emotional learning in schools are realised.
30 April 2018
Writing for LGA First magazine, Ben Lewing sets out the benefits and challenges of reducing parental conflict.
10 April 2018
If Government really wants a ‘step change’ in the balance between prevention and enforcement, it needs to start to engage with the evidence base. We were delighted to hear the Home Secretary say yesterday that she would be placing early intervention at the heart of the Government’s approach to ‘serious’ violence. Youth violence is a chronic problem that needs a sustained, strategic and co-ordinated response. Early intervention is a critical part of the solution, but it mustn’t be consigned to words on a page and to yet another small, short term funding pot for a myriad of activities of uncertain impact.
29 March 2018
EIF Director of Evidence Tom McBride outlines how EIF's programme assessment process and online Guidebook of programmes reflects and represents the variation in the evidence-base for high-profile programmes such as Multisystemic Therapy (MST) and Functional Family Therapy (FFT).