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Table 1 Overview of community-based interventions

From: Bringing scientific rigor to community-developed programs in Hong Kong

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