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Using peer support groups to assist adoption of a parenting program for parents with intellectual disabilities: The role and perspective of peer group facilitators

Författare och institution:
Elaine Mc Hugh (Psykologiska institutionen); Mikaela Starke (Institutionen för socialt arbete)
Publicerad i:
International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, "Inclusive Boundaries", May 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii ,
Konferensbidrag - refereegranskat abstract
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Aims: Social interaction is one of the driving forces for implementing research into practice. Peers are important for advice and encouragement for practitioners as they adapt to new practices. This study explored if and how peer support groups and group facilitators assist practitioners’ learning and organizational adoption of an Evidence Based Program. Method: The Parenting Young Children program for parents with intellectual disability in Sweden uses monthly peer support groups as a part of program training and support. Five peer support group facilitators completed forms each month after meetings, in which they recorded topics covered, difficulties experienced by the group and general reflections about meetings (15 peer groups, 160 meetings in total). Four of these facilitators attended a focus group about experiences of facilitating meetings and interacting with organizations. Results: Results showed that some peer support groups overcame challenges to implementation, while others did not. Peer support was identified as important for competence development, exchange of ideas and good practices. Conclusions: Peer support seems to be beneficial for program training and adaption, however peer group facilitators faced some challenges. The findings are discussed from the perspective of group supervision, future development of peer support and facilitator training.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Sociologi ->
Socialt arbete
Evidence Informed Programs, Parenting Young Children, peer support, implementation
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2015-05-26 09:15

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