Parents and learning has been such a wonderful program through which the families are able to engage themselves in development of the child. It is very important for the parents to gain the opportunities regarding education and supporting various programs through which betterment of the childhood and community can be done. It has been observed that young parents have low engagement with the health and community services and there are more likely to experience negative outcomes in the mental period compared to older parents
It is becoming very important to introduce the families regarding the long term benefits and physical and mental health and providing appropriate educational platform for the people to understand the importance of health facilities and health programs. The people associated with health programs are generally considered as people who have experience and time to promote the programs. But it is the responsibility of the seniority is to promote young parents who belong to more than age group of 25 to gain opportunities regarding early intervention. Western Australian families are guided by nearly about 130 years of experience in parenting and child development. Every child has a different path to take in life and it is the responsibility of the parents to tailor their childhood in such a way that their future can be enlightened (Holmbeck, & Brooks-Gunn, 1995).
Evaluation design and why?
Qualitative evaluation needs to be done regarding the parents and there is group so that health and community services can be promoted and positive experience can be generated regarding the prenatal period as compared to older parents. It is becoming the responsibility of the senior citizens to motivate the younger parents to contribute in health and community services so that backward section can also be promoted and positive outcomes can be generated. The findings regarding the report have been considered as short to medium term young parent’s program outcomes for parents and children. Parents are engaged in implementing services that are welcoming, non-judgmental and holistic so that they are able to showcase their parenting skills and depict the confidence into their infant’s requirement. The periods are empowered to code sign program activities to meet their parenting and non printing requirements through which they can also develop friendships and social support network in the local community to promote the health services. They also have the opportunity to generate appropriate link in the community services and resources so that their children are able to care and stimulate with age appropriate interactions and play with the same age group. Flexible, responsive and appropriate programs for each parent are effective source of connecting parents to services so that social networks can be generated and appropriate learning opportunities can be provided to the community.
Evaluation plan table
Evaluation question (linked to outcomes) Indicator/s Data collection method Data collection tool Sampling frame Ethics, consent and data storage process Who will collect this data? When will this data be collected?
Quantitative data collection:
• rescheduled sessions?
• Parents % Individual registration/ booking Database/ website Parents/carers book the consultation via website All data stored in database. Online survey At the time of booking the consultation
Quantitative data collection:
• Family members % Direct questions Questions Parents are invited to complete Direct questions
Online survey Before the client attends the Consultation
Did the consultation increase the parent/carer’s:
• skills and strategies
# and % of parents who reported increased:
• knowledge/understanding of child’s needs
• confidence as a parent
• awareness of strengths as a parent
Surveys Questions Parents/carers are invited to complete survey
All survey data stored
Did the service meet the parent/carer’s expectations?
• Time saving
# and % of parents/carers who report:
• the duration of the session was/wasn’t sufficient
• relevance of information provided in the session
• survey Question Parents will receive the link Research team After 2 weeks
Data collection and analysis
Number of people will be associated and included in this program through which appropriate interaction can be made and growth to the program can be provided. Parents of all the age group are the important stakeholders associated with this young parent program so that they are able to Indus and introduce their abilities and skills for multi disciplinary teams and providing awareness regarding the health programmes. All parents are requested to participate in this program and the program sessions will be introduced by the evaluation study to the parents. Approximately 20 will be requested to participate in this program to enhance their skills and contribute towards growth of the society (Juffer et.al. 2019). Children will also be included in this program to evaluate the performance of the parents and provide feedback regarding every activity conducted under this program. The organisers and volunteers will be stakeholders of this project because the program cannot be conducted without any support. The supporters will have to promote the program on a large level through which diverse platform can be developed and parents from different community and locality can be introduced. All the stakeholders need to participate actively in this program to achieve 100% results and provide huge amount of confidence to the parents for promoting health and community services. All the stakeholders have the responsibility to contribute in this program and achieve short and long-term outcomes regarding role modelling and positive parenting (Golombok, 2014).
Description of program
In this program various activities will be conducted through which parents will be able to showcase their talent and information regarding parenting will be discussed. Some situations will be described in front of the parents and their feedback will be gained through which necessary changes can be implemented through which they are able to improve their parent in techniques. Every parent requires improvement and it can only be done with the help of proper evaluation and analysis. Soft entry session will be introduced for holistic and strength based approaches will be utilised by the parents to identify the vulnerable situations which can be faced by them regarding handling their children. This situation will help them in engaging with different other parents who are purely engaged with the services that they are able given the opportunity to promote their parenting skills and understand the concept behind parenting.
Culturally and linguistically diverse families will be implemented and introduced in the program through which parents are able to engage in conversations with different parents and understand their concepts regarding parenting. Parents will be provided with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills regarding parenting so that they can adopt necessary tools and techniques to grow their children in the most appropriate manner. Role models will be discussed in this program so that parents can get a guideline regarding parenting and health services to promote the local community. Child age appropriate activities will be discussed with parents can be held to respond and understand the link between play and learning in different ways so that they are able to engage and stimulate their child in fun activities. This program will definitely provide the parents to enable for developing friendships and support in social networks looking so that they can enhance their support in local communities.
Evaluation and analysis session will be conducted where perception in experiences of periods will be gained through which appropriate understanding can be made regarding the situations and conclusions can be designed. It has been observed that young parents have low engagement with the health and community services and there are more likely to experience negative outcomes in the mental period compared to older parents (Gates, 2013).
Outcomes of the program
Figure 1 Outcome of program
Set of 20 parents have been considered for this program and from the data collected regarding the parents who have participated in this group program is that 20 mothers are age between 18 to 25 years and the 15 fathers are aging less than 25 years. Children are aged 6 months to 3 years and they are also adopted in various fun activities which are considered on a monthly basis. 12 parents had a partner and six parents were studying and forward in part time employment where they could least considers their concentration on their children. It is the responsibility of the parents to understand the children and their mental state so that their growth can be promoted appropriately. Family support background is important through which promotion can be done of the children and they can be developed in the most appropriate way.
The fun activities will help the parents in growth friend also has the parents and collaborating appropriately the children so that they are able to facilitate appropriate relation among them. Parents are given some task where they can understand the thought process of children and make decisions accordingly. If the parents and children have the same thought process then that particular period will be assigned with more points. This will help in developing appropriate relation among parents and child. It has been observed that young parents have low engagement with the health and community services and there are more likely to experience negative outcomes in the mental period compared to older parents (Bornstein, 2013).
Half of the pyramids stated that the isolated prior to joining the program and now they have evolved themselves as better parents. It is very important to participate in certain programs so that they are able to understand their child better and also set a comparison with other parents to develop themselves. Every parent cannot be a better parent but they can definitely try to improve themselves. They need to understand the concept behind this program so that they can design appropriate policies and get opportunities through which we can develop better parent and child community connections. Parents are engaged in implementing services that are welcoming, non-judgmental and holistic so that they are able to showcase their parenting skills and depict the confidence into their infant’s requirement.
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