Heterogeneous Effects of Depression on Parenting Competence and Child Behavior Among Families Living in Poverty

A useful article when considering who to enroll and who is most likely to benefit from the  NFP program and other preventive programs

The key message is that depression by itself is not a predictor of parenting and child outcomes unless it is combined with the absence of psychosocial protective factors such as self-efficacy, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and organization.  Unfortunately, most of the psychosocial protective factors are not easily measured while selecting those who might benefit from NFP or similar programs – but not to be ruled out. See the article here.


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