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Parenting is considered to be a strong, potentially modifiable factor with respect to child behaviour. Positive and consistent parenting has been associated with successful child development and fewer behaviour problems. Parenting programs aim to enhance parental capacity and provide parents with strategies with the intention to improve parenting practice and child functioning. However, while it is generally accepted that parenting programs work, evaluation across parenting programs has been challenging for researchers. This presentation will highlight an analysis of parenting programs by educational intervention components (i.e., group discussion, coaching and feedback, role play classroom training, reflection and others). The findings provide insight into the extent and range of existing programs and the types of outcomes assessed.
Presenters: Dr. Ingrid Tyler and Julie Hui-Chih Wu
Dr. Ingrid Tyler is the Public Health Physician in the Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (HPCDIP) department at PHO and Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Her current work is focussed primarily in the areas of health equity and early child development.
Julie HC Wu is the research assistant in the HPCDIP department at PHO. She has previously worked for the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) Group and has experience in conducting Cochrane Systematic Reviews.
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