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CEDAR and parenting support

CEDAR has an established record of research and evaluation in the area of parenting support. In recent years, CEDAR has evaluated a number of high-profile UK government parenting support initiatives, including the Parenting Early Intervention Programme (2009-2011), the Parenting Early Intervention Pathfinder (2006 – 2008), and the Parenting Support Advisers pilot (2006 - 2008).

Evaluation reports


CEDAR has produced a number of evaluation reports to the Department for Education (and its predecessors) relating to parenting, including:

Peer reviewed articles and international conference papers:

CEDAR staff have also produced a range of parenting support related peer reviewed articles and papers, including:

Peer reviewed articles

  • Cullen, S.M., Cullen, M.A., & Lindsay, G. (2013). ‘I’m just there to ease the burden’; the Parent Support Adviser role in English schools and the question of emotional labour. British Educational Research Journal, 39(2), 302-318. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01411926.2011.640393
  • Lindsay, G. & Strand, S. (2013). Evaluation of a national roll-out of parenting programmes across England: The Parenting Early Intervention Programme (PEIP), BMC Public Health.2013, 13:972. DOI: 10.1186/10.1186/1471-2458-13-972. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/13/972

  • Cullen, S.M., Cullen, M.A., Lindsay, G., Strand, S. (2013). 'The Parenting Early Intervention Programme in England, 2006-11; a classed experience?', British Educational Research Journal, 39(6), 1025-1043. DOI: 10.1002/berj.3020.
  • Cullen, M.A., Davis, L., Davis, H., Lindsay, G. (2012). Engaging parents in Parentline Plus’ Time to Talk Community Programme as part of England’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy: Lessons for policy and practice. Children & Society, 26(6), 443-455. DOI: 10.1111/j. 1099-0860.2010.00350.x
  • Lindsay, G., Strand, S. & Davis, H. (2011). A comparison of the effectiveness of three parenting programmes in improving parenting skills, parent mental well being and children’s behaviour when implemented on a large scale in community settings in 18 English local authorities: The Parenting Early Intervention Pathfinder (PEIP), BMC Public Health 2011, 11:962 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-962 http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-11-962.pdf
  • Cullen, S.M., Cullen, M.A., Band, S., Davis, L., Lindsay, G, 'Supporting fathers to engage with their children's learning and education: an under-developed aspect of the Parent Support Adviser pilot', British Educational Research Journal, 2011, vol. 37, (3), pp. 485-500; web link: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a922466999~frm=titlelink

 

Peer reviewed international conference papers

  • Lindsay, G. (2014). Evaluation of the CANparent trial 2012-14. Public Health England: Birmingham, 7 July, (Keynote).
  • Cullen, S., Cullen, M A. & Lindsay, G. (2014). Parenting support providers’ perceptions of parents/carers’ needs in a UK initiative. European Conference on Educational Research, Porto, Portugal, 1-2 September.
  • Lindsay, G. (2012). UK evaluation of evidence based parenting programmes: Past and future. Evidence based parenting programmes and social inclusion conference, Middlesex University. 20 September
  • Cullen, S.M., Cullen, M-A.,(2012), 'Evidence based parenting programmes - examining the effectiveness of a large scale implementation'; Conference paper at NFPF/NERA Congress, University of Aarhus, Copenhagen, 8-10 March
  • Cullen, S.M., Cullen, M-A., (2011), 'Building urban communities; parents and schools in an English initiative'; Conference paper at the ECER Annual Conference, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, 13-16 September
  • Cullen, S.M., Cullen, M-A., (2011), 'Rights and Responsibilities: parenting support in England'; Conference paper at the BERA Annual Conference, IoE, University of London, London, 6-8 September
  • Cullen, S.M., Cullen, M-A., (2010), The Parenting Early Intervention Programme, 2006-10: Parents' perceptions of parenting courses as an educative process leading to changes in family life'; Conference paper at the ECER Annual Conference, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, 25th August
  • Cullen, M.A., Cullen, S., Lindsay, G. (2010), Implementing parenting support in England: examples illustrating variation in provider cultural competence; European Conference on Educational Research, Helsinki, 25-27 August
  • Cullen, S.M., Cullen, M-A., 'Fathers' involvement in the Parent Support Adviser pilot - the disjunction between policy and practice'; Conference paper at the BERA Annual Conference, University of Manchester, Manchester, September, 2009
  • Lindsay, G. Strand, S, Band, S., Cullen, M.A. Cullen, S., Davis, H, Evans, R. Hasluck, C & Stewart-Brown, S. (2009) The effectiveness of parenting programmes when rolled out on a large scale. Symposium: Parenting support – some lessons from three interventions. British Educational Research Association. Manchester. 3-5 September
  • Cullen, M.A., Davis, L., Davis, H. Lindsay, G. (2009). More talk, fewer young parents? Evaluation of Parentline Plus’ Time to Talk Community Programme as part of England’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy. The process of engaging parents. British Educational Research Association Conference, Manchester, 2-5 September
  • Cullen, S.M., Cullen, M-A., Lindsay, G.,(2009), '"She's there to help families in confidence": connecting with parents and families - the Parent Support Adviser role in English schools'; Conference paper at the ECER Annual Conference, University of Vienna, Vienna, September
  • Cullen, M.A. & Lindsay, G. (2007). Working in partnership with parents: Applying the Solihull Approach in a Sure Start local programme. British Educational Research Association, London, 5-8 September.
Other publications
  • Lindsay, G., Cullen, S.M., & Wellings, C., (2011), Bringing Families and Schools Together; giving children in high-poverty areas the best start at school, Save the Children, London.