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In AdOpt we collect a number of forms and outcome measures from the parents and group facilitators.

We ask parents to complete the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) (Goodman, 1997), Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC) (Jones & Prinz 2005), Assessment Child Checklist Short Form and Plus (ACC-SF, ACC+) (Tarren-Sweeney, 2014) and a Parent Weekly Report (PWR), designed by the NIS, at four main time points.

The four time points are:

  • An intake home visit from the facilitator,
  • At the end of the group
  • 6 months after the final session
  • 12 months after the final session. 

We also collect an intake form, parent’s feedback on the group content and experience, and parent’s attendance.

These measures are collected in order to ensure that the programme is - and remains - effective for adoptive parents and their children.