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Professional practitioners’ perceptions of their practice with parents of young children


The aim of this study was to describe practitioners’ beliefs and perceptions regarding their professional practice and to describe the nature of the relationships between their beliefs, their perceptions of parents, and the principles and practices they adopt. A descriptive and correlational quantitative study conducted with 203 practitioners generated a model of professionals’ involvement in care and services provided to parents of young children. When the practitioners adopt principles of empowerment, they have more positive perceptions of the parents with whom they work and succeed in setting up collaborative professional practices with the parents of young children in a vulnerable context.