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The study evaluates the effectiveness of a two-session brief online training to equip local community service providers in various regions of the Philippines to facilitate a parenting program. Three levels from Kirkpatrick's (2016) evaluation model were assessed, namely: (1) reactions, (2) learning, and (3) changes in caregiving behaviors. Results obtained from participants of the first (N = 3476) and second session (N = 1837) showed positive reactions towards the training. Relatively high levels of knowledge were observed, especially for topics focused on child and parental well-being, establishing household rules and routines, and resolving problems as a family. Exploration of parenting behavior outcomes from a select sample of service providers who were caregivers (N = 54) showed decreases in parenting stress and parental depression from baseline to 6-month follow-up. Findings of this study provide preliminary evidence on the benefits of brief online trainings on caregiver well-being and recommendations for improvements in program delivery and further research.

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Children and Youth Services Review

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