Optimising child outcomes from parenting interventions: fathers' experiences, preferences and barriers to participation
Lucy A Tully, Patrycja J Piotrowska, Daniel AJ Collins, Kathleen S Mairet, Nicola Black, Eva R Kimonis, David J Hawes, Caroline Moul, Rhoshel K Lenroot, Paul J Frick, Vicki Anderson, Mark R Dadds
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: Early childhood interventions can have both immediate and long-term positive effects on cognitive, behavioural, health and education outcomes. Fathers are underrepresented in interventions focusing on the well-being of children. However, father participation may be critical for intervention effectiveness, especially for parenting interventions for child externalising problems. To date, there has been very little research conducted to understand the low rates of father participation and to facilitate the development of interventions to meet the needs of fathers. This study examined fathers' experiences of, and preferences for, parenting interventions as well as perceptions of barr..View full abstract
This publication is an outcome of the Like Father Like Son project which is proudly funded by the Movember Foundation Australian Mental Health Initiative. The funding body had no role in the study design, interpretation, writing the manuscript, or the decision to submit the paper for publication.