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ERIC Number: EJ1188788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2155-5834
Report from the Field: The Results of a Community Needs Assessment for Parent Education in Houston, Texas
Correa, Nancy P.; Greeley, Christopher; Giardino, Angelo P.
Journal of Applied Research on Children, v4 n2 Article 19 2013
Introduction: An evolving body of research has demonstrated that parent education has a positive impact on children, parents, and the community. CHILDREN AT RISK conducted a needs assessment of parent support programs in Houston, Texas to determine if there was perceived need and community support for a community-wide approach to evidence-based parent education. Setting: The needs assessment was conducted by a research and advocacy non-profit that had the support of academic advisors in Houston, Texas. Methodology: The needs assessment included 70 key informant interviews, 3 focus groups, data collection, a literature review, and a participating stakeholder survey from 28 organizations. Findings: Less than 1% of parents have access to evidence-based parent education in Houston, Texas despite a perceived need and a willingness from community organizations to make evidence-based parenting support programs more available to parents. Conclusion: Conducting a rigorous needs assessment in conjunction with building partnerships and a coalition is a successful strategy to develop and move forward with recommendations that are supported by research and the community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Houston)
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