National dissemination of effective parenting programmes to improve child outcomes
- SCOTT Stephen
- Journal article citation:
- British Journal of Psychiatry, 196(1), January 2010, pp.1-3.
- Cambridge University Press
Although living standards have increased in the past 40 years, children’s behaviour problems have become worse. Good parenting can help by maximising children’s potential and promoting resilience. Although effective programmes are available that improve parenting, ineffective approaches are still used widely. A new National Academy for Parenting Practitioners has been set up in England, which offers free training in evidence-based interventions and conducts research to increase their effectiveness.