STAY CALM PROJECT
RESEARCH BY SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
The Stay Calm Project aims to develop a parent-report questionnaire that captures emotional outbursts in children and young people aged 6 to 25 years. Emotional outbursts are also known as 'temper outbursts', 'meltdowns', 'tantrums', etc., and they can be a source of significant distress for some families.
We hope the questionnaire will go on to be used by clinicians and researchers, which could help increase understanding surrounding the nature of emotional outbursts and may therefore lead to future interventions that may help families experiencing these issues.
The project is keen to capture responses to their questionnaires from adoptive parents on line or by post who may be parenting children that experience emotional outbursts, particularly children/young people who are in adoptive families. They are specifically looking for adopters whose children are between the ages of 6 to 25 years old, who have emotional outbursts at least once a month and suggest that it will take no more than 1 hour to complete (most likely around 30 minutes).
The questionnaire can be accessed via the following link:
Alternatively, adopters can visit our project webpage, which contains a link to the questionnaire, as well as some basic information about the research: