Introducing Parenting Support in Primary Care: Professionals’ Perspectives on the Implementation of a Positive Parenting Program

  1. Callejas, Enrique 1
  2. Byrne, Sonia 1
  3. Rodrigo, María José 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


Journal of Prevention

ISSN: 2731-5533

Year of publication: 2022

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1007/S10935-021-00664-X GOOGLE SCHOLAR


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While positive parenting programs are an initiative aligned with the Family-Centered Care model and the Council of Europe’s Recommendation on Positive Parenting, implementation in healthcare centers remains a challenge. The aims of thisstudy were to (1) investigate how the hybrid version (online course plus face-to-faceactivities) of the program “Gain Health & Wellbeing From 0 to 3” was implementedin Spain from professionals’ perspective, and (2) explore the perceived impact ofthis hybrid version of the program on the implementers’ professional development.We used a qualitative mixed-methods design that included focus groups and surveys. Fifty professionals from 17 centers completed the survey on professionaldevelopment. Thirty-one of these also participated in the focus groups to addressthe first aim. The key themes identified from the focus group were professionaltraining, parent recruitment, program features, organizational issues, parental responses, and program sustainability. Survey results related to positive professionalimpact fit nicely with subthemes concerning collaboration with parents, parentalneeds, center coordination, and future expectations. The perceived relevance of theparenting program and its positive impact on the implementers’ professional development were potential predictors for the adoption and sustainability of the programin the public health system

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