Research report for the Breaking Ground programme
The Breaking Ground programme was an 18-month pilot programme to support families and parents in a mana-enhancing process while developing parenting skills and practices, focused on intensive family intervention. Practitioners worked alongside families who were on a trajectory towards having their children placed in state care, with the goal of preventing entry to such care. This research uses a case-study methodology with data collected through interviews with social workers and families involved in the programme. The aims of this research were: 1) to examine the effectiveness of social workers working with families on the Breaking Ground programme; and 2) to examine the effectiveness of social workers providing cultural support for the families on the programme.
Wong, M, Beekmans, T, Taliaoa, F, & Oades, L. (2021).Effectiveness of the Breaking Ground Programme in Transforming Parenting Skills and Practice. Unitec ePress Research Report Series (1).
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- Authors: Dr Melanie Wong, Tania Beekmans, Fuatino Taliaoa, Liam M. Oades
- Date of publication: 18.11.2021
- ISSN: 2357-206X