IJNE Volume 8 – 2022

The International Journal of Nurture in Education (Volume 8)

We are delighted to present the eighth volume of the International Journal of Nurture in Education - the only journal solely dedicated to research on the nurturing approach. We are proud of the contributions made by our authors who provide an in-depth examination of different themes dear to nurture practitioners.

Many thanks to all the authors who contributed their research to this issue. We hope you will find it informative and you will enjoy reading it.

All contributions are subject to peer review.

Topics that are covered in this volume include:

  • Patty Cloran, Mélina Rivard and Andrew Bennett discuss a key nurture principle (Classroom being a secure base and safe haven) and the implementation of nurture groups in two schools in Montreal.
  • Patty Cloran, Mélina Rivard and Andrew Bennett look at how nurture groups can improve school functioning among Montreal children with developmental trauma.
  • Dr Maria Pace explores the characteristics and experiences of Nurture Group and Learning Support Zone educators in Malta.
  • Karen O’Farrell, Larissa Cunningham, Brettany Hartwell and Jana Kreppner provide a case study of how the implementation of a secondary school nurture group relates to whole-school approaches and ethos.
  • Andrea Middleton focuses on the nurtureuk Violence Reduction Unit Programme and how it can help to reduce school exclusions and instances of youth violence through nurture practice.
  • A book review from Tristan Middleton, on ‘Supporting Adolescents & Teenagers with Stress & Anxiety: A practical guide’ by authors Tina Rae, Jody Walshe and Jo Wood.