Translational research on evidence-based parenting support within public schools: Strategies, challenges, and potential solutions

Thomas J. Dishion, S. Andrew Garbacz, John R. Seeley, Elizabeth A. Stormshak, Keith Smolkowski, Kevin J. Moore, Corrina Falkenstein, Jeff M. Gau, Hanjoe Kim, Gregory M. Fosco

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Abstract

This chapter reviews a 25-year program of research on the benefits and optimal strategies for embedding evidence-based parenting supports into the public-school system. Specifically, translational research is described that led to the development of a systemic approach referred to as Positive Family Support (PFS). Implementation findings from a randomized hybrid effectiveness trial across 41 public middle schools facilitated the identification of three key needs related to enhancing implementation fidelity: (a) trained professional staff working within schools to provide parenting supports, (b) centralized training to minimize disruptions in family support secondary to staff turnover, and (c) district support to principals for monitoring and engaging parents of high-risk students in an effort to prevent school failure and expulsion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEstablishing Family-School Partnerships in School Psychology
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Skills
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages223-244
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780429649875
ISBN (Print)9781138283343
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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