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ERIC Number: EJ1139667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Parenting Interventions for Indigenous Child Psychosocial Functioning: A Scoping Review
Macvean, Michelle; Shlonsky, Aron; Mildon, Robyn; Devine, Ben
Research on Social Work Practice, v27 n3 p307-334 May 2017
Objectives: To scope evaluations of Indigenous parenting programs designed to improve child psychosocial outcomes. Methods: Electronic databases, gray literature, Indigenous websites and journals, and reference lists were searched. The search was restricted to high-income countries with a history of colonialism. Results: Sixteen studies describing evaluations of 13 programs were found. Most were controlled studies from United States and Australia, targeting child social, emotional, behavioral and mental health outcomes, and these were delivered to groups of parents. Program content focused most often on child development and learning, child behavior management, and parent-child interactions. Some studies reported improvements in child and parent outcomes, though the majority used self-report measures and some were noncontrolled studies. Conclusions: This scoping review provides the first known map of evaluations of programs targeting parents of Indigenous children. There were few rigorous evaluations of effectiveness. A rigorous systematic review is needed to evaluate the strength and extent of these findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Australia
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