Single session email consultation for parents: an evaluation of its effect on empowerment
This study evaluated the effect of single session email consultation (SSEC) on empowerment of parents. Practitioners in a control group (n = 19) received no training and practitioners in an experimental group (n = 21) were trained to use empowerment-oriented techniques in online consultation. Parental empowerment was measured (n = 96) through a questionnaire based on the Family Empowerment Scale before and after receiving advice from a trained or a non-trained practitioner. Parents showed a significant increase in the subscale of self-confidence (Cohen’s d = 0.33). Study findings lend support to the feasibility of SSEC as a brief intervention to improve self-confidence of parents. A training for practitioners did not influence the outcomes.
Nieuwboer, C.C., Fukkink, R.G., & Hermanns, J.M.A. Single session email consultation for parents: an evaluation of its effect on empowerment. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, published online July 1, 2014.
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Reference: Doctoral Dissertation
Nieuwboer, C.C. (2014). Online Parenting Support. Guiding parents towards empowerment through single session email consultation. Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam.
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Internet technology offers a lot of new opportunities for the dissemination of information, sharing of support and consultation of professionals. The research for this dissertation is situated in the full flow of rapid technological developments, which bring us not only new devices and easy access to resources, but which also urge the need for new skills, design guidelines and pose dilemmas for practitioners. Innovating professionals from multiple disciplines have begun to exploit the new opportunities for parenting support. The studies, presented in this dissertation, are meant to deepen our insights in the subject of online parenting support and investigate the feasibility to use single session email consultation to empower parents.
Nieuwboer, C. (2014). Online Parenting Support, Guiding parents towards empowerment through single session email consultation (Doctoral dissertation). University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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