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Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of a Parent Education Programme

Nolan, Mary (2017) Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of a Parent Education Programme. Primary Health Care, 27 (4). pp. 19-25. ISSN 0264-5033 Online: 2047-900X

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This article describes the multi-disciplinary development of a Preparation for Parenthood programme in the north of the United Kingdom. The programme was based on the parent education guidelines published by the UK Department of Health in 2011, ‘Preparation for birth and beyond: a resource pack for leaders of community groups and activities’. A six-week programme was designed (five antenatal sessions and one postnatal) and piloted in six areas in West Yorkshire. Facilitators worked in twos and comprised health visitors, midwives and nursery nurses. Each group of parents was supported by a volunteer ‘mum’ from a local peer support and signposting service. A comprehensive evaluation of the pilot was undertaken, with feedback obtained from participants both before and after their babies were born, and from the facilitators. Parental satisfaction with the programme was high. The facilitators enjoyed delivering a participative, strengths-based programme and working with colleagues from other disciplines.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: parent education, transition to parenthood, universal programme, multi-disciplinary delivery, evaluation
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Mary Nolan
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 08:44
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:15

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