Assessing the feasibility of providing a parenting intervention for war-affected families in Northern Uganda

Elizabeth Wieling, Christopher J Mehus, Julia Möllerherm, Frank Neuner, Laura Achan, Claudia Catani

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Abstract

This article reports the results of a feasibility study of an intervention, Enhancing Family Connection (EFC), conducted in Northern Uganda in 2012. Enhancing Family Connection's sessions were an adaption of the Parent Management Training, Oregon model. Three interrelated areas of feasibility were assessed: (a) acceptability, (b) usability, and (c) limited efficacy. This study utilized questionnaires and semi-structured interviews completed by mothers and a focal child pre- and post-intervention. Results indicated that mothers found the intervention acceptable to their families and culture and showed promise for Enhancing Family Connection's efficacy in changing parenting behaviors. This study supports continued development of this intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-267
Number of pages16
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Mother-child dyads
  • Parenting intervention
  • Trauma
  • Uganda
  • War-affected families

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