The international dissemination of evidence-based parenting interventions: impact on practitioner content and process self-efficacy

Sethi, Suvena, Kerns, Suzanne E. U., Sanders, Matthew R. and Ralph, Alan (2014) The international dissemination of evidence-based parenting interventions: impact on practitioner content and process self-efficacy. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 16 2: 126-137. doi:10.1080/14623730.2014.917896


Author Sethi, Suvena
Kerns, Suzanne E. U.
Sanders, Matthew R.
Ralph, Alan
Title The international dissemination of evidence-based parenting interventions: impact on practitioner content and process self-efficacy
Journal name International Journal of Mental Health Promotion   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1462-3730
2049-8543
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14623730.2014.917896
Volume 16
Issue 2
Start page 126
End page 137
Total pages 12
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Implementation of evidence-based parenting programs with parents most in need is important for reducing maladaptive child behavior problems. However, effective implementation is limited by numerous factors including practitioners’ self-efficacy in the delivery of an intervention to a parent, and their lack of confidence in parent consultation skills. This study explores changes in self-efficacy of 5109 practitioners from diverse countries, professional and qualification backgrounds, who received standardized training in the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program between 2007 and 2012. Practitioners were assessed for perceived adequacy of skills and confidence in the delivery of strategies and approaches necessary for the effective delivery of Triple P, pre- and post-training. Results overall confirm that training was associated with significant improvement in both content and process efficacy. While no significant differences in practitioner self-efficacy were found between professional and qualification groups, there were post-training differences between country groups and in practitioners’ sense of competence in consulting with parents about child behavior and appropriate parenting. Implications of these findings are discussed in the context of a growing and diverse health workforce and in developing training protocols that cross different language and regional groups.
Keyword Evidence-based parenting
Practitioner self-efficacy
Implementation
Multidisciplinary training
Cross-regional differences
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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