Centering Parenting: Meeting the needs of parents. J. Cyne Johnston, PhD and Cheryl MacLeod, RN MEd. Outline. Group Parenting Programs Centering Parenting Centering Parenting within AHS Development Implementation Evaluation Future Plans. Transitions. Traditional One-to-One Support.
J. Cyne Johnston, PhD and Cheryl MacLeod, RN MEd
Client and Provider Satisfaction
Family Centered Care
(Jolly et al. 2012, Renfrew et al. 2012)
A model of group care for well-woman and well-baby
30- 45 minutes Check-in and individual assessments with the provider
45-60 minutes Formal “circle-up” or facilitated discussion time
30-45 minutes Vaccinations and informal socialization
Closing and follow-up as needed
individual assessment with the health provider
Shared ownership of health
More time for education, shared with all
Opportunity for socialization, peer-to-peer support
“I didn’t have a support network: other mothers who were feeling the same things I was feeling.”
“The most valuable component is connecting with other parents.”
PHNs were excited about a new model of providing care and having additional opportunities for professional growth.
There was considerable support from local parenting and child development experts
“[The program] has really good adult learning principles and parenting education practices as well… It’s fabulous.”
“I really think that it’s only getting them there once. Once you get them to [the group] they’re hooked. I truly believe that.”
Stage 2- Current Work
Is it feasible to implement a Centering Parenting group intervention In the Alberta context?
How do the pilot results compare to pre-intervention measures, available local data, and/or established norms?
Data Collection Tools, Measures, Health Indicators
Maternal BMI Program costs
Child growth Qualitative interviews
Parenting moral index
Parent and clinician satisfaction
Stage 3 – Future Work
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