Troubled, Troubling or in Trouble: The Stories of ‘Troubled Families’

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Wills, JD, Whittaker, AJ, Rickard, W and Felix, C (2016). Troubled, Troubling or in Trouble: The Stories of ‘Troubled Families’. British Journal of Social Work.
AuthorsWills, JD, Whittaker, AJ, Rickard, W and Felix, C
Abstract

The Troubled Families (TF) programme is a national initiative launched in 2011 that aims to identify and work with families defined as ‘troubled’. An in-depth case study was undertaken using biographical data from eight ‘troubled families’ in one London borough. Intensive accounts of their lives were collected and analysed to illustrate the historical events, life experiences, and formal and informal support that may have led to their identification as a ‘troubled family’. Current policy discourse characterises such families as dysfunctional with inter-generational problems. The stories recounted here describe families with specific needs who might be regarded as ‘in trouble’ but they are not ‘troublesome’.

Year2016
JournalBritish Journal of Social Work
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP): Policy E - Oxford Open Option D
ISSN1468-263X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcw061
Publication dates
Print07 Jun 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited24 Jan 2017
Accepted07 Jun 2016
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
Page range1-18
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