”Circle of Security – Parenting” (COS-P) is a brief attachment based parenting group intervention. A key issue underlying the potential for public health impact is whether such brief interventions are effective for the most high-risk families in society, or whether they confer greater benefit on more advantaged families. Thus, a first important question to be answered is what characterizes eligible families participating in the randomized control trial (COS-P and care as usual, CAU) and what characterizes eligible families rejecting? The aim of the present study was to shed light on family characteristics of families participating in the RCT, i.e. COS-P and CAU, at baseline, and to examine available characteristics in eligible families rejecting to participate in the RCT. A subsample of the RCT study (n = 350) will be analyzed descriptively at baseline. Variables of interest are family socioeconomic status, family level of stress, and maternal depressive symptoms. The data is currently analyzed and the results are still being formulated. The results will provide important information about what characterizes families participating in the RCT (COS-P and CAU), and further shed light on how these families differ from families who reject to participate.
An event in our Hilary Term 2018 Departmental Colloquium series.
The colloquium is followed by 'Barnett House Thursday' - coffee and conversation in the Common Room.