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ERIC Number: EJ887062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
The Effects of Positive Behavior Support Parent-Training Programs on Parent-Child Relationships in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families
Hall, Tonya P.; Turnbull, Ann P.; McCart, Amy; Griggs, Peter; Choi, Jeong-Hoon; Markey, Ursula; Markey, D. J.; Sailor, Wayne
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v10 n1-2 p191-210 Dec 2007
A pre-postassessment, single-subject, pilot study was implemented, testing the hypothesis that positive behavior support (PBS) would improve family quality-of-life outcomes by reducing parental stress and challenging behaviors of preschool children who are culturally and linguistically diverse and reside in urban, disadvantaged communities. Six participants attended parent-training workshops designed to empower them to use PBS child behavior management strategies and enhance their own mental health outcomes via a functional parent-child relationship. Parental stress levels were measured and anecdotal reports of child outcomes obtained. Findings corroborate outcomes from preceding research supporting PBS as a socially valid, culturally responsive intervention effective at producing results acceptable to participants. Future research and suggestions are provided for closing the gap between research and practice. (Contains 8 tables and 1 figure.)
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kansas