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ERIC Number: EJ924937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Strengthening Families in Head Start: The Impact of a Parent Education Programme on the Emotional Well-Being of Latino Families
Duch, Helena; Rodriguez, Carmen
Early Child Development and Care, v181 n6 p733-748 2011
This study explores the impact of a Head Start add-on programme, a matrix of services for parents which provides educational and vocational supports, on maternal depression and children's behaviour in Latino families. We hypothesise that after having completed training, parents who participated in the add-on programme would have lower levels of reported depression than parents receiving Head Start services alone. It was also hypothesised that decreased levels of reported depression would be related to increases in children's social skills and reductions in their behaviour problems. Fifty Latino children from a local Head Start programme and their primary caregivers participated in the study. Results indicate that intervention group mothers had significantly lower levels of reported depression when compared to mothers who received regular services. Children's social skills appeared to increase and their behaviour problems decrease, regardless of whether their parents were involved in self-sufficiency promoting activities in the programme. (Contains 1 figure and 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; Child Behavior Checklist; Social Skills Rating System