GCI held the fifth CREATE online seminar on 19 August 2020. A copy of the presentation slides and a recording of the presentation is available for viewing below.
The Parent Empowerment and Efficacy Measure (PEEM) uses a strengths-focused approach to measure caregivers’ sense of control or capacity to engage confidently with the realities of being a parent. It was developed as part of a research-practice partnership in collaboration with members of a community-based family support service. It encourages caregivers to reflect on their strengths, and any influences within their environment that may help or hinder their capacity to achieve their parenting goals.
The PEEM is designed for use with parents or carers of toddlers to tweens. The measure is short and practical. It has twenty positively worded items that relate to personal and child wellbeing, coping skills, relationship building, and communication.
The PEEM has many uses. It can serve as a conversation starter for parents and professionals as they work together. It can also be used to support comprehensive evaluation within family support programs and community organisations. In particular, it can help agencies to review the effects of the resources and services they deliver for individual parents, groups of parents, and families within the community more broadly. The PEEM can be delivered using an engaging online format called PARENT’S VOICE.
This webinar will introduce Parent’s Voice and discuss its use by practitioners and researchers.