It Takes a Village: Evaluating the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Community-Based Parenting Program

Authors

  • Jeana Holt University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3392-0164
  • Amy Mosely University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing
  • Vanessa Baldwin University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing
  • Linda Barnes Capuchin Community Services - House of Peace
  • Charlotte Muhammad University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing
  • S. Michele Cohen Bread of Healing Clinic, Department of Behavioral Health

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24926/ijps.v7i2.3389

Keywords:

community health nursing, community partnership, parenting education, collaboration, social capital, health promotion

Abstract

Background: A community-academic partnership responded to a community-voiced need to address parenting challenges while living in poverty.

Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a community-based intervention that included positive parenting strategies to build and support healthy families, and behavioral health promotion.

Design: Multi-method pilot study

Findings: Focus group participants (n=11) valued the program highly. There were no changes in participants' (n=36) Perceived Stress Scale scores after program completion (p>0.05, d=0.063).

Conclusions: Participants were highly engaged throughout the program and requested a longer duration of the intervention to continue to build social connectivity.

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Published

2020-12-16

How to Cite

Holt, J., Mosely, A., Baldwin, V., Barnes, L. ., Muhammad, C., & Cohen, S. M. (2020). It Takes a Village: Evaluating the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Community-Based Parenting Program. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 7(2), Article 5. https://doi.org/10.24926/ijps.v7i2.3389