Innovations in practice: empowering parents, empowering communities: a pilot evaluation of a peer-led parenting programme

Day, Crispin, Michelson, Daniel, Thomson, Stacey, Penney, Caroline and Draper, Lucy (2012) Innovations in practice: empowering parents, empowering communities: a pilot evaluation of a peer-led parenting programme. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 17 (1). pp. 52-57. ISSN 1475-357X

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Abstract

Background: Efficacious parenting interventions are under‐utilised in mainstream services. Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) aims to increase community access to effective parenting support through a peer‐led manualised intervention.

Method: Training outcomes, clinical effectiveness and acceptability of EPEC were evaluated using a pre‐post cohort design. Data were collected from trained peer facilitators (n=31) and parenting group participants (n=73).

Results: Peer facilitators demonstrated significantly increased knowledge of and confidence in delivering parenting groups. Parents attending groups reported improvements in child behaviour and parenting stress, and high satisfaction.

Conclusions: Early evidence suggests that EPEC may be an effective and acceptable service model in socially disadvantaged communities.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Research Centres and Groups: Developmental and Clinical Psychology Research Group
Depositing User: Daniel Michelson
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2018 17:17
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2018 17:17
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/79869
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