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Young people, cannabis and family life
This briefing reports on a study of the role of cannabis in young people's lives during their early teenage years. Interviews explored cannabis-related beliefs and behaviour of young people aged 13-15 within the context ...
Parents teenagers and family life: a qualitative investigation
Divorce is not only a social and legal institution that is the legal dissolution of a legal marriage, but is also a major life transition, with often negative emotional, social and practical consequences for many of the ...
Understanding Children's Lives: How children and parents experience and understand social and health inequalities
Children's differing social circumstances and experiences are part of the pathways implicated in health and illness in adulthood. However, children's own perspectives tend to be absent from adult-defined data about health ...
In love or just curious
Concern about the sexual behaviour and health of young people and the rate of teenage pregnancy has given sexual health a high policy profile in recent years. Much less explored are the meanings given to sexual behaviour ...
Supporting vulnerable young people
This study looked at young people who took part in programmes of planned mentoring. In this briefing we focus on what young people thought about the relationship with their mentors.
Parents’ and children’s negotiations around health: the case of the HPV vaccine
In 2007, the Scottish Government announced an in-school vaccination programme for teenage girls to protect against cervical cancer. In Scotland a young person under the age of 16 is deemed to have the legal capacity to ...
How was it for you? The quality of young people's sexual relationships
Few studies have investigated young people’s own evaluations of their heterosexual experiences or relationships, other than by measuring negative sexual encounters. An evaluation of young peoples’ views is important, to ...
Me and my befriender: exploring adult/child befriending relationships
Organised befriending provides supportive, reliable relationships through volunteers to people who would otherwise be socially isolated. In the UK, for example, befriending projects provide services to a range of people ...
Listening to and learning from children and young people affected by parental alcohol problems
Across Scotland, an estimated 65 000 children are living with parental (or carer) alcohol misuse (Scottish Government, 2009). Given the common secrecy and potential stigma of problematic alcohol use, the experiences of ...
A sign that something is wrong?: Young people talking about self-harm
This briefing presents a summary of a qualitative research project which explored how self-harm was understood by a diverse group of 122 young people, mostly aged 13-16 years. 1 in 10 of those aged 14-16 report self-harm ...