Individual and Group Based Parenting Programs for Improving Psychosocial Outcomes for Teenage Parents and Their Children
Description of Resource:
A range of interventions is being used to promote the well-being of teenage parents and their children. Parenting programs have been found to be effective in improving psychosocial health in parents alongside a range of developmental outcomes for children. This systematic review investigated the impact of parenting programs aimed specifically at teenage parents on outcomes for both them and their children. Results from 4 meta-analyses suggest that parenting programs may be effective in improving parent responsiveness to the child, and parent-child interaction, both post-intervention and at follow-up. Infant responsiveness to the mother also showed improvement at follow-up. The results of 4 other meta-analyses were inconclusive.