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(p. 405) Promoting Program Fidelity through Peer-Assisted Supervision and Support 

(p. 405) Promoting Program Fidelity through Peer-Assisted Supervision and Support
(p. 405) Promoting Program Fidelity through Peer-Assisted Supervision and Support

Kerri E. McPherson

, and Birgit Schroeter

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date: 15 July 2020

This chapter makes the case for the adoption of practitioner supervision as a quality assurance mechanism for the implementation of parenting interventions. This chapter addresses the need for effective and efficient supervision and posttraining support for the evidence-based program workforce to ensure the sustainability of delivery and the ongoing maintenance of program fidelity. Alongside other fidelity mechanisms, supervision can help develop practitioners’ confidence and competence in delivery and promote adherence to intervention protocols. Peer supervision has the potential to be both efficient and effective and may be more acceptable to stakeholders than traditional hierarchical supervision models. The Peer-Assisted Supervision and Support model is described, and findings describing its acceptability and feasibility to parenting program practitioners are presented.

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