Rosemarie Roberts

Cert. Ed., DipSW, CQSW, MSc. FT, Dip. FT. Dip. Systemic Management

Programme Director for Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care

Rosemarie Roberts is a Consultant Systematic Family Therapist and Programme Director for the National Implementation Team for Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care in England.

In this role, she oversees the programme’s implementation across the UK and manages site consultation to multi-agency teams, including training members of the clinical team and foster carers, audit and research, and reporting on progress and outcomes.

Other roles

Memberships and other significant activities have included:

• Member of the Association for Family Therapy (AFT)

• Member of the Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)

• Member of the International Foster Care Organisation (IFCO)

• Presentations to the Department for Children, Schools and Families’ (DCSF) Care Matters Programme Board on ‘Outcomes of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care Programmes in England for Children and Young People’, November 2009

• Presentations for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) on ‘Increasing Placement Stability’, June 2009

• Involved in ‘Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care in England’ at the European MTFC Conference in Amsterdam, April 2009

• Involved in ‘Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care – The Implementation in England’ in Armagh, December 2005

• Involved in ‘The European Early Promotion Project: A New Primary Health Care Service to Promote Children’s Mental Health’ in Tampere, Finland, June 2001

Background

Rosemarie was previously a social worker and a teacher, working in education, social services and child and adolescent mental health services for over 30 years.

She joined the Trust in 1997, starting in research and clinical roles. Between 2007 and 2009, she worked for the National Academy for Parenting Practitioners as Research Lead for the Parenting Programme Evaluation Team, evaluating the quality, effectiveness and evidence base of parenting programmes used in the UK.

She has managed the National Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care in England Programme since 2003.

Research

Her specialist interests are in parenting, and the needs and behavioural and emotional difficulties of children who are looked after.

She was Research Project Manager for a European Early Promotion project that examined whether mental health promotional intervention impacted on young children’s developmental progress, behaviour and attachments.

Publications

Roberts, R. ‘A New Approach to Meeting the Needs of Looked After Children Experiencing Difficulties: The Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care in England Project’. ACAMH Occasional Papers No. 26 (2007), Fostering, Adoption and Alternative Care.

Roberts, R, Jones, H, Scott, S. ‘Treatment Foster Care in England’. The RHP Companion to Foster Care – 2nd Edition (2005). Russell House Publishing.

Roberts, R, Loxton, R et al. ‘European Early Promotion Project: Transition to Parenting.’ Community Practitioner 2002: vol 75, no.12 (464-468)

‘The European early promotion project: A new primary health care service to promote children’s mental health.’ Puura, Kaija; Davis, Hilton; Papadopoulou, Kalliroi; Tsiantis, John; Ispanovic-Radojkovic, Veronika; Rudic, Nenad; Tamminen, Tuula; Turunen, Merja-Maaria; Dragonas, Thalia; Paradisiotou, Anna; Vizakou, Semeli; Roberts, Rosemarie; Cox, Antony; Day, Crispin (2002). Infant Mental Health Journal, Vol 23(6), 606-624

‘The Outcome of the European Early Promotion Project: Mother-Child Interaction.’ Puura, Kaija; Davis, Hilton; Mäntymaa, Mirjami; Tamminen, Tuula; Roberts, Rosemarie; Dragonas, Thalia; Papadopoulou, Kalliroi; Dimitrakaki, Christine; Paradisiotou, Anna; Vizacou, Semeli; Leontiou, Fotoula; Rudic, Nenad; Miladinovic, Tijana; Radojkovic, Ana; The International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol 7(1), Feb, 2005. Special issue: The European Early Promotion Project (EEPP). pp. 82-94. [Journal Article]

The Sociocultural Context of the European Early Promotion Project. Dragonas, Thalia; Dimitrakaki, Christine; Zacharaki, Lila; Roberts, Rosemarie; Ispanovic-Radojkovic, Veronika; Rudic, Nenad; Radojkovic, Ana; Ozsivadjian, Anne; Semeli, Vizacou; Paradisiotou, Anna; Turunen, Merja-Maaria; Puura, Kaija; Mäntymaa, Mirjami; The International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol 7(1), Feb, 2005. Special issue: The European Early Promotion Project (EEPP). pp. 32-40 [Journal article]

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