Conference presentations

Kitaoka K, Kendall S, Bloomfield L, Appleton J. The effects of group based community support for parents in Japan and the UK. Family Nursing conference, Kyoto, June 2011.

Bloomfield L. and Kendall S. Evaluating parenting education: current instruments and future prospects. Invited speaker. Promoting Parenting Skills in Europe - Instruments and Effects. Institute for Social Work and Social Education (ISS), Berlin 2010.

Kendall S., Kitaoka K., Bloomfield L, Appleton J and Petrie J. A comparative study of outcomes of community based parenting support, Health in Transitions, Adelaide, August 2009, 4th ICCHNR international community nursing research conference.

Bloomfield L. and Kendall S. TOPSE: The application of self-efficacy theory to a tool for evaluating parenting programmes, ICCHNR, September 30-2nd October 2005, Tokyo, Japan

Kendall S. and Bloomfield L. Parenting and Parenting programmes in the UK, International invited seminar, Ishikawa prefecture Nursing University, Ishikawa, Japan, October 2005

Kendall S., Lloyd P. and Bloomfield L. TOPSE: Pilot Study to Develop a Tool to measure Parenting Self-Efficacy as an aid to Evaluating Parenting Programmes, CPHVA Professional conference, Harrogate, October, 2004

Bloomfield L and Kendall S. 2004. TOPSE: The development of an instrument to measure parenting self-efficacy as an aid to evaluating the effectiveness of parenting programmes. 18th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society. Helsinki, Finland. Abstract published in: Psychology & Health 19 supplement

Kendall S., and Bloomfield L. TOPSE: Pilot Study to Develop a Tool to measure Parenting Self-Efficacy as an aid to Evaluating Parenting Programmes, JACHN annual conference, Osaka, Japan, June 2004


Bloomfield L 2005 TOPSE A tool to evidence impact. Hertfordshire Children's Fund conference. Protecting the Child: Positive futures through effective prevention

Bloomfield L and Lloyd P. 2004 Development of a tool to evaluate parenting programmes and it's use in practice. Workshop given at parenting conference, University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland

Bloomfield L. Developing and testing a parenting programme evaluation tool to measure parenting self-efficacy TOPSE. Worldforum 2008: Early Intervention and Prevention, Children in Wales. Cardiff 2008.



A recent survey of users of TOPSE highlighted the following testimonials

“TOPSE showed a benefit to parents in all areas. We are using the individual results to signpost parents to other beneficial services following attendance at groups”

“We continue to only commission providers who use robust monitoring and evaluation tools, one of which is TOPSE’

“We use TOPSE to provide evidence of the effectiveness of our parenting courses”

“TOPSE is now embedded into our Quality Standards for the delivery of parenting programmes”

“I love TOPSE. It is easy to understand and clear to complete... parent and clinician friendly and allows parents to tell the truth about their experiences rather than what they think the clinicians want to hear them say”

“A valuable resource to enable both professionals and parents to see the impact and progress made and to help recognise pathways forward for developments and support”

“The tool was perceived to be easy to use by parents and the themed nature of the questions helped to clarify thinking in relation to aspects of being a parent”


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