عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
All eyes on me as a parent: Professionals’ and Offenders’ views on parenting challenges and barriers to accessing parenting services
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
همه من به عنوان والدین به من نگاه می کنند: دیدگاه های حرفه ای و متخلفان در مورد چالش های والدین و موانع دسترسی به خدمات والدین
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Child Abuse & Neglect, 99 (2020) 104226. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104226
Emina Prgudaa,b,*, Kylie Burkea,b
Background: The intergenerational transmission of ineffective parenting practices and the cycle
of crime are well documented. Despite this, insufficient research has examined parenting support
services for parents who are involved in the Criminal Justice System (CJS), particularly community
corrections. Research suggests that barriers exist to offender parents utilizing support
services in the community, including parenting services.
Objective: This study examined the key barriers that prevent offender parents from accessing
parenting services in the community, pathways to parenting support for parents through
Corrective Services and community agencies, and the key parenting challenges that parents experience.
Method, setting and participants: 14 focus groups were conducted in Australia with professional
staff from Corrective Services’ Probation and Parole (n=53), community agencies (n=9), and
parents serving community-based corrections orders (n=8).
Results: Inductive thematic analysis led to the identification of five themes that elucidate the key
barriers to service access and parenting challenges including: insufficient available parenting
programs, concerns and fear of child protection, intergenerational parenting problems, multiple
presenting issues, and the fear of being judged. Overall, there was strong convergence in perspectives
between professionals and parents, the key difference pertained to parental perceptions
of child protection interventions.
Conclusions: In addition to their empirical contribution, the findings have resulted in recommendations
on how to address barriers to service access, improve parent engagement and
improve the implementation of evidence-based parenting programs for CJS-involved parents in
Keywords: Parent | Offender | Parenting service | Barrier | Child protection | Stigma