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Implementation of an evidence-based parenting programme with a Latina population: feasibility and preliminary outcomes

Kya Fawley-King (Senior Mental Health Researcher, based at Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, California, USA and Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC), San Diego, California, USA)
Emily Trask (Senior Mental Health Researcher, based at Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, California, USA and Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC), San Diego, California, USA)
Nancy E. Calderón (Graduate Student Researcher, based at Department of Health Policy & Management, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA)
Gregory A. Aarons (Professor, based at Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, California, USA and Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC), San Diego, California, USA)
Ann F. Garland (Professor and the Department Chair, based at Department of School, Family & Mental Health Professions, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, USA and the Deputy Director, Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC), San Diego, California, USA)

Journal of Children's Services

ISSN: 1746-6660

Article publication date: 9 December 2014

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the implementation and adaptation of group Triple P, an evidence-based parenting intervention developed in Australia, for a Latina population living in the USA.

Design/methodology/approach

Mothers with pre-school age children participated in the programme, which was offered by a community mental health agency. The final study sample consisted of 174 Latina mothers.

Findings

Participation in group Triple P was associated with clinically significant improvements in maternal mental health, parenting styles, and child behaviour problems. Additionally, mothers reported high levels of satisfaction with the programme.

Practical implications

Triple P is a promising intervention for Latina caregivers who are concerned about the behaviour of their young children. It can be implemented successfully into community-based mental health care systems.

Originality/value

This is the first study to examine the applicability of Triple P to Latina caregivers.

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Citation

Fawley-King, K., Trask, E., E. Calderón, N., A. Aarons, G. and F. Garland, A. (2014), "Implementation of an evidence-based parenting programme with a Latina population: feasibility and preliminary outcomes", Journal of Children's Services, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 295-306. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCS-04-2014-0024

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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