Building the Evidence Base
The For Baby’s Sake programme is an evidence-based response to domestic abuse, trauma and what babies need during the first 1001 days from conception to age two.
We are committed to contributing to the growing evidence base about domestic abuse, the impact of childhood adversity and the hopeful science of how those who have suffered trauma in silence can build their resilience.
We commissioned a major four-year academic evaluation of the For Baby’s Sake programme and published the final report in May 2020. Click here for the website page on the evaluation findings and links to the full report and summary.
In January 2019, a peer-reviewed paper on the For Baby’s Sake programme, written jointly by King’s College London and ourselves, was published in the international Journal of Family Violence.
Developing Practical Resources
We are generating valuable learning about working with whole families – mothers, fathers, babies and children - with transferrable lessons beyond the For Baby’s Sake programme.
One way we share this is through creating practical tools ourselves and helping other organisations to do so.
We’ve been delighted with the feedback about our Parental Relationships Spectrum, which helps professionals to distinguish between healthy, conflictual and abusive relationships. Most recently, the spectrum has been adapted and local versions created in Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex.
Professionals have also found it useful to have our COVID-19 guidance on trauma and resilience, which provides context around the risks to mental and emotional health and offers advice on supporting vulnerable families.
To register to access our Parental Relationships Spectrum
Joining our Voice with Others
At local, national and international levels, we are playing our part alongside others who are making the case for breaking intergenerational cycles of trauma and adversity – which is what is needed, in order to change life chances and make a radical difference to social mobility.
We focus on our priorities of ending domestic abuse, improving the mental health of babies, children and adults, nurturing attuned parent-infant relationships, supporting healing from trauma and building resilience.
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