Journal Article

The Trans-Theoretical Model of Change: A Reliable Blueprint for Assessment in Work with Children and Families?

John Corden and Jon Somerton

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 34, issue 7, pages 1025-1044
Published in print October 2004 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online October 2004 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bch127
The Trans-Theoretical Model of Change: A Reliable Blueprint for Assessment in Work with Children and Families?

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In this paper, the authors consider the promotion of Prochaska and DiClemente’s transtheoretical model of change (the TTM) to the assessment of parenting capacity, within the literature which supports the Framework for Assessment. A number of criticisms of the model, originating from within its original area of application are reviewed, and considered in the context of the assessment of parenting. The authors go on to raise certain questions about the validity of transferring this model from the field of addictive behaviours to that of parenting and child protection.

Keywords: Assessment; parenting capacity; addiction

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Subjects: Social Work

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