Parenting adolescents following a natural disaster : evaluation of group teen triple-P in post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand.
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Science
Programme interventions for people who have experienced natural disasters are limited. To investigate whether Group Teen Positive Parenting (GTPPP) programme promoted family functioning in the aftermath of disaster, 14 parents and nine adolescents, self-reported measures of family functioning and adjustment prior to and after the intervention. It was found that GTPPP enhanced parenting competence, parental wellbeing, decreased conflict between parents and their adolescents. These findings suggest that GTPPP may provide a practical way of supporting families after a natural disaster.