ERIC Number: EJ1019670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Parenting Interventions Implementation Science: How Delivery Format Impacts the Parenting Wisely Program
Cotter, Katie L.; Bacallao, Martica; Smokowski, Paul R.; Robertson, Caroline I. B.
Research on Social Work Practice, v23 n6 p639-650 Nov 2013
Objectives: This study examines the implementation and effectiveness of Parenting Wisely, an Internet-based parenting skills intervention. The study assesses whether parents benefit from Parenting Wisely participation and whether the delivery format influences program effectiveness. Method: This study uses a quasi-experimental design. Participating parents ("N" = 144) come from a rural, impoverished, ethnically diverse county in a Southeastern state. The intervention is delivered via four formats: parents-only intensive workshop, parents-only 5-week group, parent and adolescent 5-week group, and parent and adolescent online format. Results: Findings show an association between Parenting Wisely participation and improvements in family problem solving, family roles, family involvement, parenting self-efficacy, parenting sense of competence, and decreased adolescent violent behavior. Effect sizes vary by delivery format. Conclusion: Positive program effects vary by delivery format and outcome. Practice implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Intervention, Parent Education, Program Effectiveness, Parenting Skills, Quasiexperimental Design, Parent Participation, Web Based Instruction, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Problem Solving, Pretests Posttests, Social Work, Predictor Variables, Participant Satisfaction, Behavior Problems
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Family Assessment Device; Child Behavior Checklist