Identifying relevant components to include in a parenting intervention for homeless families in transitional housing: Using parent input to inform adaptation efforts

Kendal Holtrop, Casey L. Chaviano, Jenna C. Scott, Shardé Mc Neil Smith

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Abstract

Homeless families in transitional housing face a number of distinct challenges, yet there is little research seeking to guide prevention and intervention work with homeless parents. Informed by the tenets of community-based participatory research, the purpose of this study was to identify relevant components to include in a parenting intervention for this population. Data were gathered from 40 homeless parents through semistructured individual interviews and were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The resulting 15 categories suggest several topics, approach considerations, and activities that can inform parenting intervention work with homeless families in transitional housing. Study findings are discussed within the context of intervention fidelity versus adaptation, and implications for practice, research, and policy are suggested. This study provides important insights for informing parenting intervention adaptation and implementation efforts with homeless families in transitional housing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-611
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume85
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

Keywords

  • Homeless families
  • Intervention adaptation
  • Parenting
  • Parenting intervention
  • Transitional housing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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