Stepping Stones-Triple P: A Study of the Acceptability and Usefulness of a Parenting Seminar Series for Parents of a Child with a Developmental Disorder

Kym Barrett (2010). Stepping Stones-Triple P: A Study of the Acceptability and Usefulness of a Parenting Seminar Series for Parents of a Child with a Developmental Disorder Honours Thesis, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Kym Barrett
Thesis Title Stepping Stones-Triple P: A Study of the Acceptability and Usefulness of a Parenting Seminar Series for Parents of a Child with a Developmental Disorder
School, Centre or Institute School of Psychology
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2010
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Sheffield, Jeanie K.
Total pages 106
Abstract/Summary Child behaviour problems are common in children with a developmental disorder. Previous evidence suggests that behavioural parenting programs are effective with parents of children, aged 2-10 years, with a developmental disorder. Forty-nine parents of children with a developmental disorder attended a 5-hour Stepping Stones Triple P seminar series program which explained parenting strategies targeted specifically at parents of children with a developmental disorder. Parents were asked to rate the acceptability of the seminar series, the usefulness of the parenting strategies and their intention to participate in further Stepping Stones Triple P programs after the seminar series. Barriers which prevented parents from participating in the program were also identified. It was found that the SSTP seminar series is an acceptable format for delivering a broad, educational parenting program to parents of a child with a developmental disorder. Furthermore, the strategies presented in the seminar series were useful for parents of a child with a developmental disorder with a substantial proportion of parents reporting successfully using both the positive parenting strategies and the strategies for managing misbehaviour. The seminar series fits within the Triple P model with some parents indicating the seminar series was sufficient for their needs whilst others indicating their intention to seek further SSTP programs. The SSTP seminar program could, therefore, be a useful addition to the suite of Triple P programs for parents of a child with a developmental disorder and has the potential to be a cost effective, public health program that can be delivered to a large number of parents of children with a range of developmental disorders across a variety of locations.

 
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