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Community based parenting programmes: an exploration between the interplay between environmental and organizational factors in a Webster Stratton project.

Bell, M.R. (2007) Community based parenting programmes: an exploration between the interplay between environmental and organizational factors in a Webster Stratton project. British Journal of Social Work, 37 ( 1). pp. 55-72. ISSN 0045-3102

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Abstract

This article describes a research study which explored ways in which the inter-professional delivery of six parenting programmes from a community base succeeded in including families in high and low need. The findings suggest that working out-of-agency, with shared therapeutic purpose and from an established theoretical base, facilitated collaboration for the practitioners, although ongoing ownership of the programme by the participating agencies was not engendered by the funding arrangements. The community base promoted opportunities for a more inclusive, participative approach which was experienced as helpful by families with differing levels of need, suggesting that parenting programmes can be both preventive and restorative, at least in the short term. It is suggested that, while the new structures for the inter-agency delivery of Children’s Services proposed in the 2004 Children Act, should promote opportunities for such programmes to be developed within mainstream service provision, and for closer engagement with schools, parenting programmes may not be at the core of the statutory service agenda.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Policy and Social Work (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2009 15:17
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2009 15:17
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bch283
Status: Published
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Identification Number: 10.1093/bjsw/bch283
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5789

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