Examining Implementation Feasibility of a Multicomponent Parenting and Health Promotion Program for Military Families

Frank T. Materia, Ryan P. Chesnut, Melina T. Czymoniewicz-Klippel, Jennifer M. DiNallo, Daniel F. Perkins

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Promoting military child well-being is imperative for enhancing resiliency and public health within military families and the United States. Providing military families with parent-focused interventions (PFIs) is one, potentially beneficial technique for fostering favorable health outcomes in military children. This study presents implementation feasibility, fidelity, and initial post-program findings from a pilot study of Grow, a PFI that enhances positive parenting, stress management, and physical health promotion skills in military parents of children 5- to 10-year-old. Results indicate that Grow is highly acceptable, feasible to implement with fidelity, and shows promising post-program health outcomes. Study limitations and future directions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalMilitary Behavioral Health
StatePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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