Authors: Eileen Vizard, Alice Jones, Essi Viding, Elly Farmer, Eamon McCrory
This report, produced by Dr Eileen Vizard and colleagues from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), is a comprehensive report of a seminar held in November 2007, which brought together national and international academics and practitioners, in the field of childhood conduct disorders, prevention and treatment of antisocial behaviour and the emergence of anti-social personality disorder.
The seminar was commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) as part of cross government work, with Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), the Youth Justice Board (YJB) and the Cabinet Office following the publication of The Social Exclusion Action Plan (2006) and the Care Matters White paper (2007). The focus of this work being to identify early those young people at risk of social exclusion and placement away from home, due to conduct problems and complex family needs and to consider and further develop the evidence base for effective interventions with these young people and their families.
The DH, DCSF and YJB are now funding 12 pilot sites of Multisystemic Therapy and a research programme to test the effectiveness of this intervention for young people and families in England.
Presentations from the seminar
- Service Development for High Risk / High Harm Adolescents (PDF 1.7MB)
Speaker: André Picard, Director, Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services, Ministry of Children and family Development, British Columbia
- MST in Cambridgeshire (PDF 180KB)
Speaker: Brigitte Squire, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, ISSP Manager / MST Supervisor
- MultisystemicTherapy (MST) with Children and Families: Progress on MST Adaptations in the USA (PDF 792KB)
Speaker: Charles M. Borduin, Ph.D., Director, Missouri Delinquency Project, Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
- Developmental Pathways Toward Childhood Psychopathy: The Potential for Effective Interventions (PDF 428KB)
Speaker: Randall T. Salekin, Department of Psychology, Center for the Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems
- Can parenting interventions help prevent antisocial personality? The role of the parenting academy (PDF 752KB)
Speaker: Stephen Scott, National Antisocial Behaviour Clinic, Maudsley Hospital, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry
- What do we know about children with psychopathic traits? (MS PowerPoint 3.6MB)
Speakers: Dr. Essi Viding, Department of Psychology, UCL, SGDP Centre, IOP and Dr. Eamon McCrory Department of Psychology, UCL, NCATS, FreshStart, NSPCC