Strengths-based, solution-focused practice (SBSFP) is used in early parenting services around Australia. C-Frame, a SBSFP example, was introduced at Ngala, a day-stay parenting service, to guide a new way of working in partnership with clients. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore nurses’ and parents’ experience of using C-Frame to facilitate change around parenting issues. The questionnaire was developed from C-Frame competency standards. Over six weeks of data collection, 218 questionnaires were distributed to 15 nurses with 108 (49.5%) completed and 151 questionnaires were distributed to parents, with 110 (72.8%) returned. Data analysis involved descriptive statistics. All nurses felt C-Frame facilitated respectful listening (100%), fostered discussion of clients’ individual circumstances (98.1%), and took into account clients’ perspectives (97.2%). All parents (100%) agreed that staff understood what they wanted to achieve, that their questions, suggestions and opinions were actively sought and valued (99.1%), and their understanding of their child’s development and behaviours improved (99.1%). C-Frame was a useful approach to care provision as nurses confirmed they were able to implement the key elements of SBSFP and promote their clients’ journey in becoming empowered and confident parents.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Child and Family Health Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2014|