PRESENTATION OF THE RESEARCH STUDY IN OSLO
Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion initiated
and financed a non-randomised comparison study conducted between 2007
and 2010. The main findings of the
Evaluation of the Parental guidance programme based on the International
Child Development Programme
were presented at a seminar organized by the Ministry, which took place in Oslo on the 27th of September
- click here for program. After a short explanation about ICDP, the evaluation study and its results
will be presented by Professor Lorraine Sherr, from the Royal Free and
University College Medical School, England, who led the research
and by the PhD candidate Ane-Marthe, as one of the key members of the
evaluation study showed that the parental guidance program based on the ICDP
method had a positive impact on participant parents and their families. The
program discussed child rearing issues in a non-didactic counselling
group, which parents perceived as supportive, and they felt better
equipped for parenting after receiving the ICDP-guidance. While the
comparison group remained unchanged between the two measurements, the
data show that parents from the ICDP-groups provided better parental
strategy and greater involvement in relation to the child. Furthermore,
parents reported fewer negative emotions and less loneliness after ICDP.
Children were perceived as happier, quieter and with fewer difficulties.
Relationships within the family were strengthened through a more
positive interaction, which made family life in general more harmonious
with fewer conflicts. The evaluation confirmed that the ICDP-certified
facilitators and trainers demonstrated commitment and benefit from
working with the ICDP program.
to read the evaluation study report in English.
The evaluation study report both in Norwegian and English can be found
on the Norwegian Ministry webpage - use link:
On the 27th of
September the Ministry broadcast a radio program about ICDP and its
positive effects - this is the link to that radio program: