Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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