ERIC Number: EJ924806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
Community Involvement in Adapting and Testing a Prevention Program for Preschoolers Living in Urban Communities: Parentcorps
Caldwell, Melissa B.; Brotman, Laurie M.; Coard, Stephanie I.; Wallace, Scyatta A.; Stellabotte, Debra J.; Calzada, Esther J.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v14 n3 p373-386 Sep 2005
We describe a university-community collaborative effort to tailor and deliver a prevention program for families of preschoolers living in low-income, urban communities. ParentCorps, which builds on efficacious interventions with parents and young children, aims to promote child social competence and prevent conduct problems by strengthening parenting skills, enhancing support for parents, and empowering parents to access resources in their communities. Active community engagement and collaboration were viewed as critical to the development of the program and its feasibility testing. We present an overview of community involvement in the development of ParentCorps and approaches taken to involve community members during a feasibility study. Areas of success and lessons learned are discussed.
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Prevention, Testing, Community Involvement, Parenting Skills, Interpersonal Competence, School Community Relationship, Preschool Children, Urban Areas, Early Childhood Education, Low Income Groups, Intervention, Cooperation, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Preschool Education
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