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Message ID: 9429
Date: 2013-04-30

Author:Arnonbentovim

Subject:Re: parenting measures

The HOME Inventory as an integral aspect of a parenting assessment was introduced as part of the the development of the UK Assessment Framework - it incorporates the HOME assessment of the environment by Caldwell and Bradley - using the scoring approach they have widely researched which is a combination of observation, and response to specific probes - the difference is that we have added an interview schedule devised by Prof Antony Cox - this has made it trainable for everyday clinical and research - and we include a way of linking the findings to the assessment framework which enables the practitioner to make an analysis of the parenting in a broader way . Any researcher who would like further information - please contact me Arnonbentovim@childandfamilytraining.org.uk Arnon Bentovim Sent from my iPad On 29 Apr 2013, at 10:32, "Aaron Robb, M.Ed., NCC, LPC-S" > wrote: Are there any citations on the HOME Inventory? I see a listing in the Mental Measurements Yearbook (Burros), but the publisher is in WI, not the UK. There are apparently no trainings on this instrument scheduled, and I don't see a way to purchase a copy on the http://www.childandfamilytraining.org.uk/homeinventory.html web site. Their "publications" page is a flier for a book, not exactly the "evidenced based" information I was hoping to see. Unfortunately the name is so common that a quick Google search isn't discriminating enough to find clear leads. AR PS: For the original poster, how is "parenting" being operationalized? The PSI has some limited use, but you could have parents who were non-stressed but who were still poor parents (apathy, lack of knowledge/skill, etc.). The MMY review notes the measure they reviewed "describe[s] types of stimulation in the child's home environment that foster cognitive development" - very different measuring cognitive stimulation than, say, ability to care for a medical issue, or awareness of safety issues. I would also think that you would want to look at different issues based on the age and needs of the child - a parent who is a skilled daycare worker and excells with 18 month olds may or may not have the skills to address a tween with substance abuse issues, etc. -- Aaron Robb, M.Ed., NCC, LPC-S Forensic Counseling Services http://www.texascounseling.org Mailing Address: 2831 Eldorado Pkwy., Ste. 103-377, Frisco, TX 75033 Phone: 972-360-7437; Fax: 940-343-2601 “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Motto from the title page of An Historical Review of the Constitution and Government of Pennsylvania (1759) by Richard Jackson, published by Benjamin Franklin This e-mail and any attachments contain information from the office of Aaron Robb, LPC-S and are intended solely for the use of the named recipients. Any dissemination of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, notify the sender immediately and permanently delete the e-mail, any attachments, and all copies thereof from any drives or storage media and destroy any printouts of the e-mails or attachments. From: Arnonbentovim > To: Child Maltreatment Researchers > Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 8:14 AM Subject: Re: parenting measures Why don't you look at the Parenting assessment which we have developed using the HOME -assessment - Caldwell and Bradley - the approach which includes an interview designed to elict information could be very useful in your situation. Details can be found on ChildandfamilytrainingUK - web site Arnon Bentovim CFT Sent from my iPad On 26 Apr 2013, at 12:21, Glenn Higgins > wrote: Can someone suggest a well established measure of parenting? We would like to use one prior to reunification to assess the ability of the biological parent to take care of the children. Would the PSI (parenting stress index) be appropriate for out of home cases? GH

The HOME Inventory as an integral aspect of a parenting assessment was introduced as part of the the development of the UK Assessment Framework - it incorporates the HOME assessment of the environment by Caldwell and Bradley - using the scoring approach they have widely researched which is a combination of observation, and response to specific probes - the difference is that we have added an interview schedule devised by Prof Antony Cox - this has made it trainable for everyday clinical and research - and we include a way of linking the findings to the assessment framework which enables the practitioner to make an analysis of the parenting in a broader way . Any researcher who would like further information - please contact me Arnonbentovimchildandfamilytraining.org.uk Arnon Bentovim Sent from my iPad On 29 Apr 2013, at 10:32, "Aaron Robb, M.Ed., NCC, LPC-S" > wrote: Are there any citations on the HOME Inventory? I see a listing in the Mental Measurements Yearbook (Burros), but the publisher is in WI, not the UK. There are apparently no trainings on this instrument scheduled, and I don't see a way to purchase a copy on the http://www.childandfamilytraining.org.uk/homeinventory.html web site. Their "publications" page is a flier for a book, not exactly the "evidenced based" information I was hoping to see. Unfortunately the name is so common that a quick Google search isn't discriminating enough to find clear leads. AR PS: For the original poster, how is "parenting" being operationalized? The PSI has some limited use, but you could have parents who were non-stressed but who were still poor parents (apathy, lack of knowledge/skill, etc.). The MMY review notes the measure they reviewed "describe[s] types of stimulation in the child's home environment that foster cognitive development" - very different measuring cognitive stimulation than, say, ability to care for a medical issue, or awareness of safety issues. I would also think that you would want to look at different issues based on the age and needs of the child - a parent who is a skilled daycare worker and excells with 18 month olds may or may not have the skills to address a tween with substance abuse issues, etc. -- Aaron Robb, M.Ed., NCC, LPC-S Forensic Counseling Services http://www.texascounseling.org Mailing Address: 2831 Eldorado Pkwy., Ste. 103-377, Frisco, TX 75033 Phone: 972-360-7437; Fax: 940-343-2601 “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Motto from the title page of An Historical Review of the Constitution and Government of Pennsylvania (1759) by Richard Jackson, published by Benjamin Franklin This e-mail and any attachments contain information from the office of Aaron Robb, LPC-S and are intended solely for the use of the named recipients. Any dissemination of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, notify the sender immediately and permanently delete the e-mail, any attachments, and all copies thereof from any drives or storage media and destroy any printouts of the e-mails or attachments. From: Arnonbentovim > To: Child Maltreatment Researchers > Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 8:14 AM Subject: Re: parenting measures Why don't you look at the Parenting assessment which we have developed using the HOME -assessment - Caldwell and Bradley - the approach which includes an interview designed to elict information could be very useful in your situation. Details can be found on ChildandfamilytrainingUK - web site Arnon Bentovim CFT Sent from my iPad On 26 Apr 2013, at 12:21, Glenn Higgins > wrote: Can someone suggest a well established measure of parenting? We would like to use one prior to reunification to assess the ability of the biological parent to take care of the children. Would the PSI (parenting stress index) be appropriate for out of home cases? GH