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Research Study about Parent Led Support Groups (Carlos Carmona - Walden University Student)

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:04 pm
by ccarmccarm
I’m looking for participants to fill out a demographics

questionnaire, screening questionnaire, and participate in

a brief phone interview. Participants will receive a $25

Visa gift card after the interview as an incentive.

My study examines the influence that parent led support groups have in

facilitating advocacy skills for parents of children with autism. My study

involves parent led support groups and the mechanism by which these

groups facilitate advocacy. The literary research indicates that parent led

support groups provide emotional support, informational support,

appraisal support, instrumental support and the groups also facilitate


There is very little research into the relationship between parent led

support groups and parental advocacy. I would like to examine this and

also give parents a voice through my study. The literature indicates that

there is a need for more research. I believe my study will help

facilitators of the groups and also professionals understand the value of

parent led support groups and the perspectives of parent led support

group members.

If you would like more information contact me at

Thank you! Carlos J Carmona, (405)503-4995

This study has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board, Walden University.

You may contact Dr. Leilani Endicott, the Walden University representative who can discuss this with you.

The phone number is 612-312-1210. Walden University’s approval number for this study is 01-04-16-0063040

and it expires on January 3, 2017 .