Dad2K: An adaptation of SafeCare to enhance positive parenting skills with at-risk fathers

Jul 2015 | Shannon Self-Brown PhD, Melissa Cowart-Osborne MPH, Evander Baker MPH, Akilah Thomas MPH, Clinton Boyd Jr. MA, Elizabeth Chege MD, Matthew Jackson MPH, Elizabeth Meister MS & John Lutzker PhD

Abstract: Positive father involvement in the lives of their children is critically important. This article describes pilot data from the Dad2K program, an adaptation of the evidence-based SafeCare Parent-Child Interaction module, which targets positive parenting skills and the prevention of child neglect and physical abuse. Dad2K includes a unique approach to intervention delivery utilizing computer software, and instruction and practice with a home visitor provider. The development process of the Dad2K program is described, and data are presented from four fathers of young children who completed the program. The article concludes with describing the next steps in the examination of the Dad2K program, which includes a large randomized control trial funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Self-Brown, S., Cowart-Osborne, M., Baker, E., Thomas, A., Boyd Jr, C., Chege, E., Jackson, M., Meister, E., & Lutzker, J. (2015). Dad2K: An Adaptation of SafeCare to Enhance Positive Parenting Skills With At-Risk Fathers. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 37(2), 138-155.



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