Between 2016 and 2019 we trained volunteers from the UK Islamic Mission to deliver our 10-week Nurturing Programme with Islamic Values. This adapted version of our 10-week Nurturing Programme considers the links between parenting and Islamic Values, bringing together Islamic religious teaching with the Nurturing Programme. The programme draws on extracts from the Quran and sayings (hadiths) of the Prophet Muhammad to demonstrate how Islamic religious values complement positive parenting strategies.
As part of this project with the UK Islamic Mission, volunteers facilitated parent groups for mothers and fathers within their local mosques in 21 different locations across England. We evaluated data returned from 43 parent groups delivered during this period, which involved 418 parents and at least 992 children.
The impact of the groups was assessed using a pre/post design, measuring changes in parental mental wellbeing and parental protective factors. Both outcomes showed large and statistically significant improvements after parents completed the programme.
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