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ERIC Number: EJ942122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Creating Pathways to Participation: A Community-Based Developmental Prevention Project in Australia
Freiberg, Kate; Homel, Ross; Batchelor, Sam; Carr, Angela; Hay, Ian; Elias, Gordon; Teague, Rosie; Lamb, Cherie
Children & Society, v19 n2 p144-157 Apr 2005
Pathways to Prevention is a developmental prevention project focused on the transition to school in a disadvantaged multicultural urban area in Queensland. The project incorporates two elements: The Preschool Intervention Program (PIP) promotes communication and social skills related to school success; and the Family Independence Program (FIP) (parent training, facilitated playgroups, support groups, etc) promotes family capacity to foster child development. Using a quasi-experimental design (N = 597), improvements in boys' but not girls' behaviours over the preschool year were found. FIP reached more than a quarter of the target population, including many difficult-to-reach families experiencing high stress. Case studies and other qualitative data suggest positive outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia