Tully, L. A, Piotrowska, P. J, Collins, D. A, Mairet, K. S, Hawes, D. J, Kimonis, E. R, Lenroot, R. K, Moul, C., Anderson, V., Frick, P. J & Dadds, MR. (2017). Study protocol: Evaluation of an online, father-inclusive, universal parenting intervention to reduce child externalising behaviours and improve parenting practices. BMC Psychology,5(21), 1-11. United Kingdom: BioMed Central Ltd. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-017-0188-x
Parenting interventions that focus on enhancing the quality and consistency of parenting are effective for preventing and reducing externalising problems in children. There has been a recent shift towards online delivery of parenting interventions in order to increase their reach and impact on the population prevalence of child externalising problems. Parenting interventions have low rates of father participation yet research suggests that father involvement may be critical to the success of the intervention. Despite this, no online parenting interventions have been specifically developed to meet the needs and preferences of fathers, as well as mothers. This paper describes the protocol of a study examining the effectiveness of an online, father-inclusive parenting intervention called ‘ParentWorks’, which will be delivered as a universal intervention to Australian families.
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