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Psychosocial Intervention 26 (2017) 181-7 - Vol. 26 No.3 DOI: 10.1016/j.psi.2017.03.001
Implementing a braided home-based parent-support curriculum: Lessons learned
Introducción de un currículo de apoyo parental «enlazado» con base en el hogar: lecciones aprendidas
Kate Guastaferroa,, , Katy Millerb, John R. Lutzkerb,c, Daniel James Whitakerb,c, Jenelle Shanley Chathamb,c, Betty S. Laid, Allison Kemnere
a The Methodology Center in the College of Health and Human Development at Pennsylvania State University, USA
b The Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development, The School of Public Health at Georgia State University, USA
c The National SafeCare Training and Research Center, The School of Public Health at Georgia State University, USA
d Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The School of Public Health at Georgia State University, USA
e Research and Evaluation at the Parents as Teachers National Center, USA
Received 29 January 2017, Accepted 21 March 2017
Abstract

A singular parent-support program is limited in its ability to address multiple child and family needs. One innovative solution is braiding, a process in which two evidence-based programs are systematically combined as a newly tailored, cohesive curriculum. In this paper we describe the systematic braiding of two parent-support curricula, Parents as Teachers® and SafeCare®. We highlight implementation challenges to inform future planning and braiding efforts. Based on qualitative data (n=13), we discuss five lessons learned, including identifying a pedagogical approach and sustainability at the model- and site-level. Implications and future directions for braiding and implementation are also discussed.

Keywords
  • Implementation
  • Evidence-based programs
  • Braiding
  • Child well-being
Resumen

El programa de apoyo parental en solitario se ve limitado por su capacidad para abordar las múltiples necesidades de niños y familias. Una solución innovadora es el braiding (enlazado), un proceso en el que se combinan sistemáticamente dos programas basados en evidencia, como currículo cohesivo y de nuevo diseño. En este documento describimos el braiding sistemático de dos currículos de apoyo parental, «Parents as Teachers®»y «SafeCare®». Hacemos hincapié en las dificultades de su introducción para informar sobre la planificación futura y los resultados del braiding. Basándonos en los datos cualitativos (n=13), comentamos cinco lecciones aprendidas, incluyendo la identificación de un enfoque pedagógico y la sostenibilidad en relación con el modelo y la localización. También abordamos las direcciones futuras en cuanto a braiding y su introducción.

Keywords
  • Introducción
  • Programas basados en evidencia
  • Braiding
  • Bienestar infantil
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Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Maithili Bhat and Ambra Noble for their help transcribing the interviews, and Jon Reader for reviewing an early draft of the manuscript.

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