Title

Parent involvement in family support programs: An integrated theory

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

4-1-2001

Abstract

This article outlines a conceptual model of parental involvement in family support programs, anchored in ecological and family systems frameworks. After summarizing the current attrition literature, the article proposes that parental decisions to enroll and remain in support programs are shaped by a variety of factors at different "levels" of influence: individual characteristics of the parent and family, provider attributes, program characteristics, and neighborhood characteristics. The conclusion discusses the implications of this line of study for research, practice, and policy.

Publication Title

Family Relations

Volume

50

Issue

2

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