ERIC Number: ED197255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Training Program for Single-Parents.
Leavitt, Shelley E.; Davis, Mary
While numerous parent-training programs have been developed over the years, few systematically address the unique difficulties of single-parent families. A 10-week training program. "Parenting Alone Successfully (PALS)," was designed to assist single parents encountering difficulties in the management of their children's behavior. This consumer-oriented program sought to address the needs of single parents who responded to a questionnaire about their problems and parent-training program needs. Parents learned several behavioral interaction skills during weekly consultations with a trainer. The parent and trainer planned treatment strategies for problems and goals identified in the sessions. Results of the evaluation show a decrease in children's problem behavior and an increase in parents' use of praise and teaching skills in the structured setting of the program. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).