More than 90 per cent of the world’s children and families live in low- and middle-income countries. So how do we reach them in a culturally sensitive way? In our project in Panama, we tested the efficacy of Triple P Discussion Groups with 108 parents from six high-risk, low-resource neighborhoods. Even though the intervention was […]
Anilena was born in Panama in the midst of one of the country's most traumatic events - the 1989 US invasion.
A psychologist trained in psycho-analytic models of intervention, she then moved to the UK to complete a Master and PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology. Her PhD explored the cultural fit and efficacy of transported cognitive-behavioral parenting interventions in high-risk communities in Panama.
She was a fellow of the National Secretariat of Science and Technology in Panama, and is currently a honorary research Associate at Universidad Santa Maria la Antigua in Panama and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland in Australia.
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About Triple P
The Triple P—Positive Parenting Program is one of the world’s most effective parenting interventions and one of the few based on ongoing evidence from scientific research. Developed by Professor Matt Sanders and colleagues at The University of Queensland (Australia), Triple P has been shown to work across hundreds of thousands of families through over 30 years of research.
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