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Creating pathways to participation: A community-based developmental prevention project in Australia

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Freiberg, K and Homel, R and Batchelor, S and Carr, A and Hay, I and Elias, G and Teague, R and Lamb, C, Creating pathways to participation: A community-based developmental prevention project in Australia, Children & Society, 19, (2) pp. 144-157. ISSN 1099-0860 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1002/chi.867

Abstract

Pathways to Prevention is a developmental prevention project focused on the transition to school in a disadvantaged multicultural urban area in Queensland. The project incorporates two elements: The Preschool Intervention Program (PIP) promotes communication and social skills related to school success; and the Family Independence Program (FIP) (parent training, facilitated playgroups, support groups, etc) promotes family capacity to foster child development. Using a quasi-experimental design (N = 597), improvements in boys' but not girls' behaviours over the preschool year were found. FIP reached more than a quarter of the target population, including many difficult-to-reach families experiencing high stress. Case studies and other qualitative data suggest positive outcomes. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Special Education and Disability
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner and Learning Processes
Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
ID Code:62201
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-03-10
Last Modified:2010-03-10
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