Empowering Socially Vulnerable Families with Young Children: Implications for Nurses

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154709
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Presentation
Title:
Empowering Socially Vulnerable Families with Young Children: Implications for Nurses
Abstract:
Empowering Socially Vulnerable Families with Young Children: Implications for Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Janvier, Kathy
P.I. Institution Name:Delaware Technical & Community College
Objective: To examine parent perceptions of prevention and empowerment efforts directed at socially vulnerable families with young children living in at-risk neighborhoods. Design: The study used secondary analysis of parent data collected through evaluation activities of FACET, Families and Centers Empowered Together, a parent empowerment program funded as a five-year demonstration project targeting families with young children. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: During the development of the FACET project, 37 non-profit childcare centers in an urban area in the state of Delaware were contacted about their interest in participating in an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) prevention and parent support program. Nine centers responded to the inquiry and, none of the nine had an existing parent support program within the center. The FACET project team decided to limit participation to four centers to maximize funding and to maintain adequate program evaluation. The four selected centers were located in predetermined at-risk neighborhoods due to the presence of a high number of indicators associated with alcohol, illicit drug, and tobacco use. Forty to 77% of families were single parent families, 87-97% were African American and/or Hispanic, greater than 75% of the families earned less than $20,000 per year. Parents of children participating in the center were employed or enrolled in job training. A total of 288 parents participated in the study between 1993-1997. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: The concepts studied included parenting, support systems, empowerment, drug and alcohol prevention, and strengths and protective factors. Methods: The data were collected over the five-year project period as part of the evaluation component of FACET. A Parent Opinion Survey, an interviewer-administered 52-item self-report parent questionnaire that measured attitudes and behaviors of parents whose children were enrolled in one of the four childcare centers and, audio-taped focus group interviews with small groups of parents were used to collect the data. A grounded theory approach was used in the qualitative analysis of the parent data set. Ethnograph v5.0 was used to code the data segments. Findings: Categories of themes emerged across the childcare centers. Parents participating in FACET were found to be able to understand and to articulate the theoretical ideas of prevention. Parents identified that FACET meetings and activities fostered networking, provided a role model for interacting as a family, and decreased social isolation. Spending time with children and parent involvement were discussed by parents as important childrearing responsibilities. Despite receiving drug prevention education, parents were concerned, but reluctant to teach their young children about drug abuse prevention and sex education. Conclusions: Working parents living in socially vulnerable neighborhoods can be reached and involved in early intervention and prevention efforts. Implications: Nurses may use this information in designing culturally sensitive health promotion activities for socially vulnerable families with young children.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEmpowering Socially Vulnerable Families with Young Children: Implications for Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154709-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Empowering Socially Vulnerable Families with Young Children: Implications for Nurses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Janvier, Kathy</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Delaware Technical &amp; Community College</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">janvier@hopi.dtcc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To examine parent perceptions of prevention and empowerment efforts directed at socially vulnerable families with young children living in at-risk neighborhoods. Design: The study used secondary analysis of parent data collected through evaluation activities of FACET, Families and Centers Empowered Together, a parent empowerment program funded as a five-year demonstration project targeting families with young children. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: During the development of the FACET project, 37 non-profit childcare centers in an urban area in the state of Delaware were contacted about their interest in participating in an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) prevention and parent support program. Nine centers responded to the inquiry and, none of the nine had an existing parent support program within the center. The FACET project team decided to limit participation to four centers to maximize funding and to maintain adequate program evaluation. The four selected centers were located in predetermined at-risk neighborhoods due to the presence of a high number of indicators associated with alcohol, illicit drug, and tobacco use. Forty to 77% of families were single parent families, 87-97% were African American and/or Hispanic, greater than 75% of the families earned less than $20,000 per year. Parents of children participating in the center were employed or enrolled in job training. A total of 288 parents participated in the study between 1993-1997. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: The concepts studied included parenting, support systems, empowerment, drug and alcohol prevention, and strengths and protective factors. Methods: The data were collected over the five-year project period as part of the evaluation component of FACET. A Parent Opinion Survey, an interviewer-administered 52-item self-report parent questionnaire that measured attitudes and behaviors of parents whose children were enrolled in one of the four childcare centers and, audio-taped focus group interviews with small groups of parents were used to collect the data. A grounded theory approach was used in the qualitative analysis of the parent data set. Ethnograph v5.0 was used to code the data segments. Findings: Categories of themes emerged across the childcare centers. Parents participating in FACET were found to be able to understand and to articulate the theoretical ideas of prevention. Parents identified that FACET meetings and activities fostered networking, provided a role model for interacting as a family, and decreased social isolation. Spending time with children and parent involvement were discussed by parents as important childrearing responsibilities. Despite receiving drug prevention education, parents were concerned, but reluctant to teach their young children about drug abuse prevention and sex education. Conclusions: Working parents living in socially vulnerable neighborhoods can be reached and involved in early intervention and prevention efforts. Implications: Nurses may use this information in designing culturally sensitive health promotion activities for socially vulnerable families with young children.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:12:55Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:12:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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