Evaluating the Incredible Years Baby Programme Catrin Hedd

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Evaluating the Incredible Years Baby
Programme
Catrin Hedd Jones
Supervised by Dr David Daley, Dr Tracey Bywater School of Psychology
Bangor University, Wales and Prof. Judy Hutchings (Incredible Years, Wales)
Parenting Coaching
Programme
8 weekly group meetings
Parents attend with babies
(0-7m)
Enhances developmental
awareness
Encourages effective
communication
Offers information on ‘Baby
proofing’ the home
Offers parental support
Aim: For my Ph.D. I will evaluate this new programme comparing outcomes from parents who have
attended a infant group with those who haven’t. I wish to assess how supportive and useful this
programme is for parents of very young children.
Proposed Parental Measures
Bonding (M-I-B, Taylor et al 2005)
Parental Confidence (KCPS, Črnčec et al 2008)
Depression (EPDS, Cox et al, 1987)
Social support
Proposed Child Measures
Developmental assessment (Griffiths, 1996)
Temperament
 Home observation
Benefits for
Service Providers
Leader support and supervision
Evaluation of programme
Parents
Sharing knowledge and
experiences
Enhances Parenting confidence
Babies
Greater understanding of their
needs
Appropriate stimulation
Improved home safety
Additional Measures
Infant/ toddler HOME inventory (Caldwell &§
Bradley 2003)
Demographics
Safety
Research Plan
April/ May 2010 Develop observational
Participants
coding
72 Infant (0-7month old) &
June-August 2010 Field test measures, ethical parent dyads.
approval and recruit partners
2:1 Randomisation,
Recruit 3 groups in August 2010 & 3 groups
48 infant programme,
in November 2010
24 waiting list control
(= toddler [email protected] mo.)
2012 Analysis of data, conference
Data at baseline,+ 6 month &
presentations & dissertation
+12 month
Contact: Catrin Hedd Jones 01248382651, [email protected]
or visit our website www.incredibleyearswales.co.uk

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