Title

Moving an Evidence-Based Parenting Program Into the Community

Date

2017

Author(s)

Caroline K.P. Roben, Mary Dozier, EB Caron, and Kristin Bernard

Type of Product

Journal Publication

Model(s)

  • Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC)

Description

Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) is a parenting program developed to enhance sensitivity among parents of infants who experience early adversity. In several randomized clinical trials, the intervention's efficacy has been demonstrated. Moving interventions into the community with adequate fidelity is challenging, though, and intervention effects are often much smaller than when tested in randomized clinical trials. To enhance the likelihood that ABC is delivered with high fidelity, a microanalytic fidelity assessment was developed. Using this fidelity tool as a central component of training, supervision, and certification, changes in parent sensitivity for 108 families with children ages 6 months to 2 years were as large as those seen in laboratory settings. These findings are discussed with regard to implications for moving other evidence-based interventions into the community. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Home Visit Observations
  • Parent-child observations
  • Site visits
  • Standardized assessment tools

Status

Finished

For More Information

Roben, C. K. P., Dozier, M., Caron, E. B., & Bernard, K. (2017). Moving an evidence-based parenting program into the community. Child Development, 88, 5, 1447-1452.
doi: 10.1111/cdev.12898
Author contact information:
Caroline Roben
croben@psych.udel.edu

Topics

  • Home Visiting Workforce Characteristics and Workforce Development
  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes
  • Program Quality, Continuous Quality Improvement, and Fidelity