A quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the Nurturing Attachments Group Programme

Julie Selwyn, Kim Golding , Alper Joanne, Ben Gurney Smith , Olivia Hewitt

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A report of an evaluation of the Nurturing Attachments Group provided across four geographical areas. Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Practice (DDP) is a model developed by Dan Hughes for supporting children who have experienced developmental traumas. The Nurturing Attachments group work programme is a DDP-informed intervention which has been provided by Adoptionplus to groups of adoptive families.
Twenty-nine adoptive families consented to participate in the quantitative study which involved completing a range of questionnaires pre- and post- their attendance at the group and to provide session-by-session ratings reporting how close they felt to achieving their self-selected goals.
Additionally, 8 of these parents were randomly selected to participate in a qualitative analysis of their experience.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyDepartment for Education
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016


  • adoptive parents
  • parenting programme
  • Evaluation


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