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