The Helping Relationship: Understanding Partnerships

Hilton Davis


In this article Professor Hilton Davis describes his Family Partnership Model. In this Model, the relationship between parents and those helping them is a partnership defined in terms of mutual participation and involvement, being parent-led, involving the expertise of both partners, with agreed aims and process, mutual respect and trust, open communication and negotiation. Hilton offers the Model as a guide to service design and development, recruitment, family practice, training and effective supervision.

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