Effective Parenting Programmes: What Works

Effective Parenting Programmes (pdf)
01 Mar 2015

Many parenting programmes are effective and support family wellbeing by improving parenting practices and thereby reducing the risks associated with child maltreatment.

This review found:

  • There are many effective parenting programmes and these share common characteristics.
  • Evidence on the effectiveness of parenting programmes in New Zealand, including what works with Maori and Pasifika parents, is limited.
  • Some programmes have shown effectiveness for parents of vulnerable children, although few directly measure impacts on child maltreatment.
  • A range of parenting programmes based on rigorous selection, implementation and evaluation practices is needed.


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