Surviving or thriving: quality assurance mechanisms to promote innovation in the development of evidence-based parenting interventions

Sanders, Matthew R. and Kirby, James N. (2014) Surviving or thriving: quality assurance mechanisms to promote innovation in the development of evidence-based parenting interventions. Prevention Science, 16 3: 1-11. doi:10.1007/s11121-014-0475-1


Author Sanders, Matthew R.
Kirby, James N.
Title Surviving or thriving: quality assurance mechanisms to promote innovation in the development of evidence-based parenting interventions
Journal name Prevention Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1389-4986
1573-6695
Publication date 2014-03-08
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11121-014-0475-1
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 3
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Language eng
Abstract Parenting interventions have the potential to make a significant impact to the prevention and treatment of major social and mental health problems of children. However, parenting interventions fail to do so because program developers pay insufficient attention to the broader ecological context that influences the adoption and implementation of evidence-based interventions. This context includes the professional and scientific community, end users, consumers, and broader sociopolitical environment within which parenting services are delivered. This paper presents an iterative stage model of quality assurance steps to guide ongoing research and development particularly those related to program innovations including theory building, intervention development, pilot testing, efficacy and effectiveness trials, program refinement, dissemination, and planning for implementation and political advocacy. The key challenges associated with each phase of the research and development process are identified. Stronger consumer participation throughout the entire process from initial program design to wider community dissemination is an important, but an often ignored part of the process. Specific quality assurance mechanisms are discussed that increase accountability, professional, and consumer confidence in an intervention and the evidence supporting its efficacy.
Keyword Parenting intervention
Innovation
Quality assurance
Prevention
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online ahead of print 8 March 2014.

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