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A novel parent-supported emotional literacy programme for children

Adams, Susan and Morris, Deborah and Gilmore, Gwen and Frampton, Ian (2010) A novel parent-supported emotional literacy programme for children. Community Practitioner, 83 (8). pp. 27-30. ISSN 1462-2815

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Abstract

This study explores whether a novel parent-supported emotional literacy programme called Parents And Children Together (PACT) is associated with improved social and emotional development for children compared to a standard curriculum. In eight schools in Cornwall, 686 children from Years 3 to 6 and their families participated in the PACT programme, and were compared with 212 peers from four demographically-matched schools who received a standard curriculum. Parents in intervention schools believed that the PACT programme had a significant positive impact on the social and emotional development of their children and improved the partnership with their child's school. Parental ratings of their child's emotional literacy was significantly higher after participation in the programme, and the children rated themselves significantly less likely to need further help in the future than those in the control schools. The implications for comprehensive mental health services are considered, and recommendations made for developing school and home-based emotional literacy programmes. Schools, particularly in deprived areas, should be supported to take part in PACT. School nurses and other community practitioners should play a leading role in these primary prevention and mental health improvement initiatives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID25120, emotional literacy, parent, children, Parents and Children Together Programme, PACT, Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning curriculum, SEAL, psychometrically validated assessment tools, standardised validated assessment tools
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2012 00:34
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2012 00:34
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/10482
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