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Evaluation of the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) as a community-wide parenting programme

Sherr, L; Skar, A-MS; Clucas, C; von Tetzchner, S; Hundeide, K; (2014) Evaluation of the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) as a community-wide parenting programme. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY , 11 (1) 1 - 17. 10.1080/17405629.2013.793597. Green open access

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Abstract

Background: Many parenting programmes lack proper evaluation, especially under community-wide implementation. Objective: Examining the effectiveness of the eight-week International Child Development Programme (ICDP), implemented as a general programme. Methodology: Non-clinical caregivers attending ICDP (N = 141) and a non-attending community comparison group (N = 79) completed questionnaires on parenting, psychosocial functioning, and child difficulties before and after ICDP course. Analyses compare changes in scores for both groups over time. Results: The ICDP group showed more positive attitudes towards child management and reported better child management, improved parental strategies and less impact of child difficulties. Caregivers with low initial scores benefited most. The comparison group showed little change with a significant decrease in scores on the caregiver–child activity scale. Discussion: The results suggest that caregivers in the community who do not show clinical signs or have children with behaviour or other disorders, may benefit from participating in parent training based on ICDP.

Type: Article
Title: Evaluation of the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) as a community-wide parenting programme
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/17405629.2013.793597
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17405629.2013.793597
Language: English
Additional information: © 2013 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted.
Keywords: Early child development, Caregiver guidance, Community intervention, Evaluation, ICDP
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health > Infection and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1423573
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