The impact of a parenting intervention in Australia among migrants and refugees from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Congo, and Burundi : results from the African migrant parenting program

Renzaho, Andre M. N. and Vignjevic, Sonia 2011, The impact of a parenting intervention in Australia among migrants and refugees from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Congo, and Burundi : results from the African migrant parenting program, Journal of family studies, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 71-79.

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Title The impact of a parenting intervention in Australia among migrants and refugees from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Congo, and Burundi : results from the African migrant parenting program
Author(s) Renzaho, Andre M. N.
Vignjevic, Sonia
Journal name Journal of family studies
Volume number 17
Issue number 1
Start page 71
End page 79
Publisher eContent Management Pty Ltd
Place of publication Maleny, Qld.
Publication date 2011-06
ISSN 1322-9400
Keyword(s) African migrants and refugees
African Migrant Parenting Program
parenting intervention
collectivism
individualism
Summary African migrants and refugee families who resettle in high-income countries such as Australia face many challenges. Negotiating parenting in a new culture is one of the most pressing challenges that is faced by most African migrant and refugee parents. As a consequence of the new cultural environment reflecting values and practices that may seem inconsistent with traditional parenting from countries of origin, differing acculturation rates of parents as compared to their children may lead to difficulties and challenges. An eight-session parenting program for African migrant and refugee parents living in Melbourne was evaluated. Thirty-nine families participated in the program, which involved pre-test and post-test measures of parenting domains, using the Bavolek and Keene (1999) revised Adult–Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI-2). Exposure to the program was related to positive changes in parental expectations of children, attitudes towards corporal punishment, and restriction of children’s access to food. The program facilitated positive change in almost all parenting domains. In light of these findings, recommendations are made for policy and future programs.
Language eng
Field of Research 111711 Health Information Systems (incl Surveillance)
Socio Economic Objective 920503 Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2011
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Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Population Health
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