ERIC Number: EJ899845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
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Developing Parenting Programs to Prevent Child Health Risk Behaviors: A Practice Model
Jackson, Christine; Dickinson, Denise M.
Health Education Research, v24 n6 p1029-1042 Dec 2009
Research indicates that developing public health programs to modify parenting behaviors could lead to multiple beneficial health outcomes for children. Developing feasible effective parenting programs requires an approach that applies a theory-based model of parenting to a specific domain of child health and engages participant representatives in intervention development. This article describes this approach to intervention development in detail. Our presentation emphasizes three points that provide key insights into the goals and procedures of parenting program development. These are a generalized theoretical model of parenting derived from the child development literature, an established eight-step parenting intervention development process and an approach to integrating experiential learning methods into interventions for parents and children. By disseminating this framework for a systematic theory-based approach to developing parenting programs, we aim to support the program development efforts of public health researchers and practitioners who recognize the potential of parenting programs to achieve primary prevention of health risk behaviors in children.
Descriptors: Intervention, Public Health, Parent Education, Child Health, Child Rearing, Experiential Learning, Child Development, Models, Risk, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Health Education, Program Development, Health Programs, Parent Participation, Parent Role
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