Community involvement in adapting and testing a prevention program for preschoolers living in urban communities: ParentCorps

Melissa B. Caldwell, Laurie M. Brotman, Stephanie I. Coard, Scyatta A. Wallace, Debra J. Stellabotte, Esther J. Calzada

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We describe a university-community collaborative effort to tailor and deliver a prevention program for families of preschoolers living in low-income, urban communities. ParentCorps, which builds on efficacious interventions with parents and young children, aims to promote child social competence and prevent conduct problems by strengthening parenting skills, enhancing support for parents, and empowering parents to access resources in their communities. Active community engagement and collaboration were viewed as critical to the development of the program and its feasibility testing. We present an overview of community involvement in the development of ParentCorps and approaches taken to involve community members during a feasibility study. Areas of success and lessons learned are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-386
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Child and Family Studies
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2005

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Keywords

  • Community
  • Conduct problems
  • ParentCorps
  • Parenting
  • Prevention

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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Community involvement in adapting and testing a prevention program for preschoolers living in urban communities : ParentCorps. / Caldwell, Melissa B.; Brotman, Laurie M.; Coard, Stephanie I.; Wallace, Scyatta A.; Stellabotte, Debra J.; Calzada, Esther J.

In: Journal of Child and Family Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3, 09.2005, p. 373-386.

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Caldwell, Melissa B. ; Brotman, Laurie M. ; Coard, Stephanie I. ; Wallace, Scyatta A. ; Stellabotte, Debra J. ; Calzada, Esther J. / Community involvement in adapting and testing a prevention program for preschoolers living in urban communities : ParentCorps. In: Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2005 ; Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 373-386.
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