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Table 1 Logic Model of the Strong Families Programme

From: Strong families: a new family skills training programme for challenged and humanitarian settings: a single-arm intervention tested in Afghanistan

Program componentsProgram process to address underlying causesShort term participant and family impactLong term impact
Caregiver sessions
Goal:
Normalise and manage stress
Improve parenting confidence and develop positive parenting strategies
Enancing resources to deal with stress
Child sessions
Goal:
Improve mental health outcomes, better deal with stress, reduce challenging behaviour
Family sessions
Goal:
Improved communication and relationships
Decrease risk factors
Favourable attitudes towards coercive parenting strategies;
Poor family management skills
High levels of stress
Environment favouring early initiation of drug use and of conflict and violenc
Increase protective factors
Improved family interaction
Enhanced relationships, non-violent discipline, prosocial involvement, caregiver social support
Improved caregiver confidence in family management skills
Improved caregiving in parenting skills
Improved child behaviour
Reduced aggressive and hostile behaviours
Increased capacity to cope with stress
Improved mental health outcomes in children and parents
Reduction in violence
Reduction in substance abuse
Reduction in risky behaviours
Improved mental health for caregivers and children