Evaluation of a Community Adolescent Parenting Program

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Holden Welborn (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: Adolescent parenting presents multiple factors that affect the health of both mother and child , such as early school drop-out , fewer employment opportunities , and depression. Programs offered to help adolescent parents must consider these factors when offering support to adolescent mothers. Home-visiting programs by public health nurses to adolescent mothers have been successful in helping adolescents with decision-making and lifestyle changes (Schaffer & Mbibi , 2014). The nurse family partnership , a long-term home-visiting program , offers adolescent mothers support , mentorship , and positive parenting practices (Miller , 2015). Stable relationships with social support , specifically the father of the child , as well as participation in home visitation services are associated with lower evidence of maternal depression (Easterbrooks , Kotake , Raskin , & Bumgarner , 2016). Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is considered a best practice parenting program with an extensive evidence base. The program has demonstrated consistent positive effects on parenting practices , child-behavior problems , and parents' adjustment to parenthood across many cultures (Prinz , Sanders , Shapiro , Whitaker , & Lutzker , 2009). The purpose of this senior honors project was to compare Young Families Connect (YFC) , an adolescent parenting program in rural eastern North Carolina to best practice guidelines for these programs. The present study involves four steps. First , an audit tool was developed to compare best practice parenting program with YFC , the local parenting program. Second , key informants in public health and parenting programs were interviewed about YFC. Third , participant-observation was conducted at a YFC parenting meeting. Lastly , analysis will represent data from interviews , field notes , and observations , and by comparing YFC to an evidence-based national parenting program.

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Language: English
Date: 2017
Program evaluation, Community Adolescent Parenting program

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