Hamari, L., Konttila, J., Merikukka, M. et al. Parent Support Programmes for Families Who are Immigrants: A Scoping Review. J Immigrant Minority Health 24, 506–525 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-021-01181-z
Parent support programmes for families who are immigrants : a scoping review
|Author:||Hamari, Lotta1,2; Konttila, Jenni1,3; Merikukka, Marko4,5;|
1Nursing Research Foundation, Asemamiehenkatu 2, 00520, Helsinki, Finland
2Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
3Department of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
4Itla Children’s Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
5Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
6Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Oulu, Finland
7Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care: A JBI Centre of Excellence, Helsinki, Finland
8Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022030822357
|Publish Date:|| 2022-03-08
Parental support is of paramount importance in the promotion of positive parenting, strengthening parenthood and protecting children from disadvantages due to immigration experiences. The aim was to describe what is known about parent support programmes targeted to families who are immigrants. Electronic databases and the grey literature were systematically and comprehensively searched with no time/language restrictions. JBI approach and PRISMA-ScR were used to guide the review. N = 88 articles were sourced. Interventions were targeted to improve parental practices, skills and family wellbeing, usually through group-based methods. Most interventions included components of positive parenting and family communication. Identifying the needs of the target group and cultural tailoring were reported to be highly important in gaining acceptability, promoting engagement and producing benefits. Parent support programmes for families who are immigrants potentially improve positive parental practices and families’ wellbeing. There are many applicable and effective interventions to be exploited.
Journal of immigrant and minority health
|Pages:||506 - 525|
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A2 Review article in a scientific journal
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We gratefully acknowledge Itla, the Children's Foundation for their financial support of this study.
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