Enhancing adoptive parenting

Research Team

Alan Rushton, Institute of Psychiatry

Elizabeth Monck, Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London



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Enhancing adoptive parenting


Research briefs


Research Brief 1





Enhancing Adoptive Parenting:
A test of effectiveness

Alan Rushton and Elizabeth Monck


Practice Tools


Manual for a parenting programme

Alan Rushton and Helen Upright




Alan Rushton talking about the study



A transcript of Alan Rushton’s interview


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Talks and presentations


BAAF conference on 20th February 2012



Journal Articles

Publications arising from Enhancing Adoptive Parenting

Rushton A., Monck E., Upright H. and Davidson M. (2006) Enhancing adoptive parenting: devising promising interventions, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 11,1, 25-31.

Rushton A (2007) Enhancing Adoptive Parenting: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Adoption Support, ACAMH Occasional papers no. 26, Fostering, Adoption and Alternative Care. Conference special issue.

Rushton A. and Monck E. (2009) Adopters' experiences of preparation to parent children with serious difficulties, Adoption and Fostering, 33, 2, 4-12.

Monck E. and Rushton A. (2009) Access to post-adoption services when the child has substantial problems, Journal of Children's Services, 4, 3, 21-33.

Rushton A, Monck E., Leese M, McCrone P. and Sharac J. (2010) Enhancing adoptive parenting: a randomised controlled trial, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 15, 4, 529-542.

Rushton A. and Monck E. (2010) A 'real-world' evaluation of an adoptive parenting programme: Reflections after conducting a randomised trial, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry special issue, 15, 4, 543-554.

Sharac J., McCrone P., Rushton A., Monck E. and Leese M.(in press) Enhancing adoptive parenting: cost effectiveness analysis, Child and Adolescent Mental Health.





Contact details

Project email: alan.rushton4@btinternet.com

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