- Recommendation ID
Evaluation of extensively used interventions:- Evaluate currently unevaluated but extensively used interventions for attachment difficulties.
- Any explanatory notes
Why this is important:- Various interventions are currently used to help address attachment difficulties that may be clinically effective, but without good quality evidence they cannot be considered by NICE.
A randomised controlled trial should be carried out that compares currently unevaluated interventions, such as playtherapy, dyadic developmental psychotherapy, and attachment aware schools program with an evidence-based treatment for attachment difficulties. The interventions should address children in a wide variety of placements and ages. Primary outcome measures may include:
- parental sensitivity
- placement disruption
- educational performance
- behavioural problems.
There should be at least a 6-month to 1-year follow-up. Potential harms also need to be captured. Qualitative data may also be collected on the parents' and child's experience of the intervention.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Children’s attachment: attachment in children and young people who are adopted from care, in care or at high risk of going into care
- Date issued
- November 2015
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|