A public-health approach to improving parenting and promoting children's well-being

Sanders, Matthew R. and Kirby, James N. (2014) A public-health approach to improving parenting and promoting children's well-being. Child Development Perspectives, 8 4: 250-257. doi:10.1111/cdep.12086

Author Sanders, Matthew R.
Kirby, James N.
Title A public-health approach to improving parenting and promoting children's well-being
Journal name Child Development Perspectives   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1750-8592
Publication date 2014-12
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/cdep.12086
Open Access Status
Volume 8
Issue 4
Start page 250
End page 257
Total pages 8
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses have demonstrated the efficacy of evidence-based parenting programs (EBPPs) to improve social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes for children. Although EBPPs are effective, their reach is limited, and many families that could benefit do not have an opportunity to participate. In this article, we argue for a paradigm shift-from traditional, highly targeted approaches of program delivery to a more inclusive public-health framework that blends universal and targeted elements. The Triple P-Positive Parenting Program is an EBPP that has applied a public-health framework to increase parenting support in communities. The approach seeks to improve the reach of the program while increasing capacity to reduce the prevalence of children's social, emotional, and behavioral problems, as well as of child maltreatment.
Keyword Public health
Triple P
Child development
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 1 September 2014.

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