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03-03-2022 | Original Paper

A Pilot Study of a Co-parenting Intervention for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Auteurs: Robert M. Hock, Aimee K. Rovane, Mark E. Feinberg, Damon E. Jones, Amy A. Holbert

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 8/2022

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Abstract

The aims of this pilot study are to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a peer-delivered co-parenting program, Autism Parent Navigators (APN), for parents of children recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Thirty families (63 caregivers) participated in a mixed-method quasi-experimental test of the six-week intervention. Feasibility and acceptability data were collected weekly. Outcome data were collected at baseline, post-test, and 3-month follow-up. The findings suggest that the APN program was generally feasible to deliver in a community setting and was acceptable to parents of children with ASD. The results also offer promising preliminary evidence of the program’s impact on parents’ ASD service navigation, co-parent relationship quality and parent well-being. APN could be an effective tool for supporting families in the months following their child’s diagnosis.
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Metagegevens
Titel
A Pilot Study of a Co-parenting Intervention for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Auteurs
Robert M. Hock
Aimee K. Rovane
Mark E. Feinberg
Damon E. Jones
Amy A. Holbert
Publicatiedatum
03-03-2022
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 8/2022
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-022-02278-1

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