Engagement in parenting programmes: exploring facilitators of and barriers to participation

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Engagement in parenting programmes: exploring facilitators of and barriers to participation – Resources

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Institute for Security Studies

Author(s)

Inge Wessels, Soraya Lester, Catherine L Ward

Publication date

16 Mar 2016

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Inge Wessels

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17 Mar 2016

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The large-scale delivery of evidence-based parenting programmes is key to nation building in South Africa. In order to achieve change, parents must participate in these programmes. This policy brief aims to contribute to an understanding of participation by exploring the barriers and facilitators encountered by a sample of parents who were invited to take part in one of two local parenting programmes. Recommendations to improve recruitment and retention strategies are provided.

This policy brief was made possible with the support of the Institute for Security Studies, the DST-NRF Internship Programme, the Cape Higher Education Consortium, the Society for Research on Child Development Patrice L Engle Dissertation Grant in Global Early Child Development, and the David and Elaine Potter Foundation. The ISS is grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.