Promoting programme fidelity through peer-assisted supervision and support

Birgit Schroeter, Kerri E. McPherson

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Power of Positive Parenting: Transforming the Lives of Children, Parents, and Communities Using the Triple P System
EditorsMatthew R Sanders, Trevor G Mazzucchelli
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780190669492
ISBN (Print)9780190629069
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017


  • peer assisted supervision
  • program fidelity
  • practitioner supervisor


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