Together in Prison: Developing a parenting programme to promote family wellbeing and quality of life for young fathers in prison and their children

Project: Research

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Description

This research is within the remit of the Research for Social Care bid by generating evidence in improving outcomes and efficiency through a preventative parenting programme delivered for young men in prison to improve key social care outcomes around family wellbeing and quality of life.
2.Aims and Objectives
Aim: To develop and test a parenting programme which seeks to improve family wellbeing and quality of life in young fathers (aged 15-21 years old) in prison and their children.
Research questions:
1.What proportion of the young male prison population are parents and what are their attitudes and experiences of parenting?
2.How might a parenting programme promote family wellbeing and quality of life?
3.How best could a parenting programme be delivered and integrated with social care, health and criminal justice agencies (using a realist framework)?
4.What outcomes and measures are most suitable for evaluating a parenting programme for young men in prison?
5.What study designs are most suitable for evaluating the effect and impact of parenting programmes for young fathers in prison?
6.What is the initial uptake, retention and satisfaction of a developed parenting programme in young adults?
Objectives:
1.To examine the proportion of young male parents in the prison population and explore their attitudes and experiences of parenting
2.To explore the attitudes, motivations and barriers to delivering and implementing a parenting programme from the perspective of young fathers in prison, their families, and staff from social care, health and criminal justice agencies
3.To explore the potential mechanisms of change and relevant and meaningful outcomes which might be associated with a parenting programme (development of logic model)
4.To identify the most appropriate design and methodology for the future evaluation of a parenting programme
5.To develop and test a parenting programme and examine the initial uptake retention, and satisfaction
Short titleTogether in Prison
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/06/2130/06/24

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