Journal article

Parent Non-engagement in Preventive Parenting Programs for Adolescent Mental Health: Stakeholder Views

Samantha Jane Finan, Narelle Warren, Naomi Priest, Jun Shin Mak, Marie BH Yap

JOURNAL OF CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objectives: Previous research has focused on interviewing parents who had engaged or dropped out of preventive parenting programs for adolescent mental health about factors associated with overall engagement. However, it is unknown if these factors are similar for non-engaged parents in regards to their intention to enroll or if we require alternative strategies to increase initial enrollment. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore the factors related to non-engaged parents’ intention to enroll. Methods: An iterative thematic qualitative approach was used. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 43 participants across three stakeholder groups: (1) non-engaged parents (parents of..

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