The Helping Relationship: Understanding Partnerships. Essay by Professor Hilton Davis

essayIn this article Hilton Davis, Emeritus Professor of Child Health Psychology, 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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