Service engagement in interventions for street-connected children and young people: a summary of evidence supplementing a recent Cochrane–Campbell review

Hossain, R. and Coren, E. (2014) Service engagement in interventions for street-connected children and young people: a summary of evidence supplementing a recent Cochrane–Campbell review. Child and Youth Care Forum. ISSN 1053-1890.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Service_engagement_in_interventions_RESUBMISSION2_final.pdf - Accepted Version

Download (709kB)

Abstract

Abstract
Background This paper builds on a Cochrane–Campbell systematic review of interventions that reduce harms and promote reintegration in street-connected children and young people focusing on intervention outcomes. The aim of the present analysis is to explore questions raised in the systematic review over the potential role of service engagement in mediating outcomes of relevant interventions.
Objective The paper summarises engagement-related findings from quantitative intervention evaluations with street-connected populations of children and young people, as reported by study authors. It seeks to contribute to theoretical and methodological understandings of service engagement with street-connected youth populations and to highlight gaps in current knowledge.
Methods Drawing on the original search for the Cochrane–Campbell review, we rescreened search results in our database and included quantitative findings if relevant to our current research questions, regardless of study design. Additionally, we sought new study publications from authors whose work was included in the original systematic review. The discussion explores relevant data from five studies included in the original systematic review, ten studies excluded from the review, and two studies published after the completion of the review.
Results The measures of service engagement in the included studies focused on treatment attendance, ‘level of engagement’, and service satisfaction. Evidence on the impact of service engagement on other outcomes in interventions for street-connected children and young people was limited. Available data on the predictors and impact of service engagement were mixed and appear not to provide robust support for common hypotheses in the relevant context.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final publication is available at http://link.springer.com
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Health and Social Care > Health, Wellbeing and the Family
Depositing User: Rosa Hossain
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 16:58
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 23:41
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/12953

Actions (login required)

Update Item (CReaTE staff only) Update Item (CReaTE staff only)

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics

Share

Connect with us

Last edited: 29/06/2016 12:23:00