Web-based delivery of a preventive parent training intervention: A feasibility study

Susan M. Breitenstein, Deborah Gross

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Problem: Low enrollment and participation are common in face-to-face parenting interventions. Developing innovative delivery methods is one way to address participation barriers. The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of a Web-based delivery model for an evidence-based behavioral parent training program. Methods: Parents (n = 9) completed two Web-based prototype sessions of the Chicago Parent Program delivered on an Android tablet over 2 weeks, and then participated in a post-intervention focus group. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected. Findings: The Web-based delivery adaptation was feasible and useful for low-income urban parents. Conclusions: Our preliminary findings suggest that Web-based delivery is a feasible approach to integrating mental health prevention into systems of care. Translating interventions to alternative delivery platforms is promising for nursing to increase access to evidence-based interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-157
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2013


  • Computers/Internet
  • Intervention strategies
  • Parent training
  • Preventive mental health interventions
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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