Enhancing Adoptive Parenting: A Randomised Controlled Trial of Adoption Support.
Research Brief ; DCSF-RBX-19-08
Rushton, Alan. Monck, Elizabeth.
King's College London.
Published: January 2009
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This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of two parent-support programmes for adoptive parents. It explored whether either a cognitive behavioural parenting programme or an educational programme about parenting special needs children, when added to the standard service, was more effective in enhancing adoptive parenting than the standard social work service alone. (Author abstract)
adoptive parent support groups; cost effectiveness; post adoption services; evidence based practice