Kilroy, Sarah, Sharry, John, Flood, Catriona and Guerin, Suzanne (2011) Parenting training in the community : linking process to outcome. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 16 (3). pp. 459-473. ISSN 1461-7021Full text not available from this repository.
This pilot study examines the effectiveness of the Parents Together Community Coursei (a six week preventative version of the Parents Plus Early Years Programme) in reducing parent-reported behaviour problems in pre-school and school aged children. It also investigates if there is an association between process ratings on a weekly session rating form (WSRF) and client outcome. Thirty-one parents who completed the course filled out pre and post outcome measures (namely the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) and a specially designed Client defined Problem and Goals form (CPG)), and a process measure during the course of the group. It was found that 45% of children in the community sample had behavioural problems in the borderline or clinical range, and significant reductions in these problem behaviours and gains towards parent-defined goals were observed following the course. Results also showed a number of correlations between high ratings on the WSRF and positive outcome as measured by the CPG and SDQ indicating a possible link between this process measure and outcomes. This highlights the importance of early community interventions in dealing with childhood behaviour problems and the possible utility of a process measure for identifying contributing factors to change.
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Early childhood education|
|Divisions:||Early Learning Initiative Publications|
|Depositing User:||CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN|
|Date Deposited:||14 Apr 2014 10:39|
|Last Modified:||11 Jun 2014 12:49|
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