ERIC Number: EJ852287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
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Population-Wide Parenting Intervention Training: Initial Feasibility
Shapiro, Cheri J.; Prinz, Ronald J.; Sanders, Matthew R.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v17 n4 p457-466 Aug 2008
A population-level approach to deliver parenting and family support is a necessary but neglected approach needed to reduce the high prevalence of emotional/behavioral problems in children, decrease inadequate and potentially abusive parenting practices, and to provide improved parenting support to all parents within a specified population. We examined the initial feasibility of a large-scale professional training regimen to prepare existing service providers to implement an evidence-based preventive intervention in the realm of parenting and family support. Data from the U.S. Triple P System Population Trial are used to illustrate how a parenting and family support intervention can be successfully disseminated to a large, multidisciplinary workforce. We discuss lessons learned from this dissemination effort as well as implications for population-based approaches to child and family well-being.
Descriptors: Intervention, Family Programs, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Professional Training, Parent Education, Behavior Problems, Emotional Disturbances, Program Effectiveness, Prevention, Child Abuse, Allied Health Personnel
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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