Table 1

Overview of community-based interventions
Name of Study (Community Partner) Transition Point Target Population Study Design Intervention Approaches Outcomes
FAMILY: Effective Parenting Programme (Caritas, Hong Kong) Moving into more difficult academic environment Mothers of children aged 6-9 or P.1-P.3 3-arm design

Arm A: Enhance parents’ mood regulation (adapted from NGO program)

Arm B: Enhance positive parenting techniques (new)

Arm C: Assessment-only control

Improve parent-child relationship
FAMILY: Happy Transition to Primary One (Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council) Entering primary school Children aged 5-6 (pre-P.1) and their parents 2 x 2 design

(All adapted from NGO program) Arm A: School skills training for children (child only)

Arm B: Positive parenting skills(parent only)

Arm C: Positive parenting skills + school skills training for children. (parallel training)

Arm D: Placebo control – parent-child outing (1 session only)

Improve family relationship, happiness and harmony during the transitional period
FAMILY: H.O.P.E. Project (Hong Kong Christian Service) Moving into more difficult academics Parents of children aged 8-10 2-arm design

Arm A: Hope Education Training Program (new)

Arm B: Waitlist control group

Enhance Hope level; enhance child resilience; improve parent-child relationship
FAMILY: Harmony@Home (Hong Kong Family Welfare Society) Early adolescence Parents of children aged 10 -13 3-arm design

Arm A: Existing Alternative to Violence Programme (NGO program, modified for parents)

Arm B: Positive parenting (new)

Arm C: Waitlist control

Reduce parent-child conflict; improve parent-child relationship

Fabrizio et al.

Fabrizio et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:1129   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1129

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