Young Parenthood Program (YPP)

Categories

Categories associated with best practice:

  • Health Equity
  • Individual
  • Teens (ages 13-18) icon
  • Young Adult (ages 19-24) icon
  • Community/ Neighbourhood
  • Education and literacy
  • English
  • Health Care Setting
  • Healthy child development
  • Home
  • Maternal and Infant Health
  • Mental Health Icon 2

Determinants of Health: Education, literacy and life-long learning, Healthy child development, Other

Overview

The Young Parenthood Program is a flexible, 10-week (± 2 weeks), couples-focused prevention program designed to help pregnant women and their co-parenting partners develop the interpersonal skills to establish and maintain a supportive co-parenting alliance regardless of whether the couple lives together or remains romantically involved.

Targeted outcomes include:

  • Positive relationship skills related to co-parenting
  • Positive paternal engagement
  • The prevention or reduction of IPV

Primary Source Document

P Florsheim, JJ Burrow-Sanchez, T Minami, L McArthur, S Heavin, C Hudak, Young Parenthood Program: Supporting positive paternal engagement through coparenting counseling American Journal of Public Health, 102(10), 1886-1892

Contact information of developer(s) and/or implementer(s)

Paul Florsheim (developer) Associate Professor Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1240 N. 10th Street Milwaukee, WI 53205 414-227-4490 paulf@uwm.edu

Intervention Focus

Intervention Goal / ObjectiveLevel(s) TargetedEquity Focus
Facilitate interpersonal skill development.
  • Interpersonal level
People living in conditions of disadvantage are not explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.
Positive parenting among adolescent parents
  • Interpersonal level
People living in conditions of disadvantage are not explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.

Health Issue(s) that is/are addressed by the Intervention

Health Promotion

  • Maternal and Infant Health
  • Mental Health

Risk Reduction

  • Other

Specific Activities of the Intervention

  • Information sessions offered about a risk factor or condition
  • Other

Priority/Target Population for Intervention Delivery

Life Stage

  • Youth (age 13-18 years)
  • Young adult (age 19-24 years)

Settings

Educational Settings

    Community Setting

    • Home
    • Community/neighbourhood
    • Health care setting

    Outcomes

    Outcomes and Impact Chart
    Level of ImpactDescription of OutcomeEquity Focus
    Interpersonal Level

    Interpersonal skill development including two measures of this objective:

    1. Significantly more actively engaged with their children, Capacity for Interpersonal Bonding (p<.018)
    2. Fathers had more positive relationships with co-parenting partner, Quality of Relationship Inventory (p<.032)

    Reported outcomes do not distinguish findings specific to people living in conditions of disadvantage.
    Interpersonal Level

    Positive parenting including:

    1. Paternal engagement which showed positive results for fathers, not measured for mothers
    2. Parenting attitudes towards child abuse, Child Abuse Potential Inventory: significantly positive for fathers, not significant for mothers
    3. Parenting Behaviour checklist: significantly positive for fathers and not significant for mothers

    Reported outcomes do not distinguish findings specific to people living in conditions of disadvantage.

    Adaptability

    Implementation History

    • Multiple implementations - Different settings/populations/providers - The intervention showed significant adaptability as it has been implemented in different settings or with different populations or by different provider(s). This can include multiple implementations during the same time period. Each implementation of the intervention must have been substantially the same and must have demonstrated positive results for the primary objectives of the intervention.

    Expertise Required for Implementation within the Context of the Intervention

    • Requires specialzed skills that are rarely accessible within the context - The intervention requires the participation of personnel with advanced skills (e.g. medical doctors, epidemiologists, social workers) and that are rarely accessible within the intervention context.

    Are there supports available for implementation

    Yes. Program manual

    Are there resources and/or products associated with the interventions

    Yes. Program manual - https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-young-parenthood-program-9780199309474?cc=us&lang=en&