ERIC Number: EJ798944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
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Parent Training: Implementation Strategies for "Adventures in Parenting"
Bert, Shannon Carothers; Farris, Jaelyn R.; Borkowski, John G.
Journal of Primary Prevention, v29 n3 p243-261 May 2008
"Adventures in Parenting", an informational booklet published by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, offers five principles that parents can use to develop a mental model of parenting: Responding, Preventing, Monitoring, Mentoring, and Modeling (RPM3). The current study was designed to assess the differential impact of three intervention conditions utilizing Adventures in Parenting on knowledge of RPM3 principles. Significant intervention effects were found for measures of knowledge of RPM3 principles; the more intensive interventions (i.e., face-to-face groups and web-based sessions) were associated with increased knowledge of RPM3 principles over 3 months. Results are discussed in terms of their contribution to new approaches of parent education, particularly the use of web-based training. Editors' Strategic Implications: Parent educators should review the promising findings regarding the RPM3 model. Preventionists, more broadly, may be interested in the effect of the program's delivery mechanism, with a comparison of participants who were randomly assigned to web-based, group-based, and booklet only conditions.
Descriptors: Intervention, Parent Education, Child Health, Child Rearing, Internet, Web Based Instruction
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