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Evidence-based Approach

Dads Unlimited uses an evidence-based and trauma-informed approach to develop services. This page lists some of the research and data we have used.

Reading List

Understanding People & Motivation

Understanding our Minds


Child Development & Parenting

  • Lenore Skenazy, Free range kids – Self-reliant Children [https://amzn.to/3KAkJpD]
  • Gary D Chapman, The 5 Love Languages of Children [https://amzn.to/3ArWsgS]
  • Training and Development Agency for Schools, Every Child Matters: Children’s needs and development [https://dera.ioe.ac.uk//13767/]
  • Kairen Cullen, Introducing Child Psychology [https://amzn.to/344TjHx]
  • United Nations, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child [Online]
  • Harold, G., Acquah, D., Chowdry, H. & Sellers, R., 2016. What Works to Enhance Inter-Parental Relationships and Improve Outcomes for Children?. [Online]


  • Mavandadi, V., Bieling, P. J. & Madsen, V., 2016. Effective ingredients of verbal de-escalation: validating an English modified version of the ‘De-Escalating Aggressive Behaviour Scale. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 23(6-7), pp. 357-368. [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27271938/]
  • Sutherland, A., 2014. Institute for Family Studies. How Parental Conflict Hurts Kids [Online]

Mentoring, Facilitating, & Teaching

Academic Research Papers (Reverse chronological order)

GSK IMPACT Awards 2022 winner
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