|Title||The impact of parenting education on parent and child behaviors: Moderators by income and ethnicity|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Finders, JK, Díaz, G, Geldhof, GJ, Sektnan, M, Rennekamp, D|
|Journal||Children and Youth Services Review|
|Pagination||199 - 209|
Parenting education has emerged as a promising resource for supporting parents, but the relative impact of parenting education among families facing higher versus lower risk remains unclear. The present study explored the effects of participating in an evidence-based parenting education series and examined whether those effects were moderated by families' socio-demographic contexts (income level and ethnicity status). Results indicated that parenting education series serving predominantly lower-income parents resulted in greater improvements in parents' parenting skills and their children's behaviors compared to series serving higher-income parents. Attending a parenting series with a higher proportion of Latino parents also significantly predicted greater improvements in child behaviors, but not parent skills. These findings provide preliminary evidence that parenting education may be most effective when it targets underserved populations. The findings further highlight the importance of continuing to explore the influence of parenting education adapted for low-income and Latino families to inform the design of evidence-based programs.
|Short Title||Children and Youth Services Review|