A Matter of Family-Centered Helpgiving Practices: The ways family support program staff interact with and treat parents contributes to program participant benefits


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Two kinds of program staff behavior contribute significantly to parent, family, and child behavior: listening to and being responsive to family priorities and helping families learn skills to obtain desired resources and supports. Findings from a research synthesis of the relationship between family support program quality and program participant benefits shows that how program staff work with and treat families influences a host of parent, family, and child outcomes. 2 Pages


Authors: Carl J. Dunst, Carol M. Trivette, Deborah W. Hamby
Published: 2007

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