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ERIC Number: ED352572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Pages: 11
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Multiple Effects of Boys Town's Parent Training Program: Initial Results.
Thompson, Ronald W.; And Others
Research over the past two decades has indicated that behavioral parent training is an effective intervention with parents and their children. Findings suggest that parent training is most effective with conduct problem children. In the current study data was collected from parents enrolled in the Boys Town Common Sense Parenting program to assess the degree of behavior problems reported in children as well as the short term and long term effects of the program. In addition parents were interviewed to assess acquisition of skills taught, relative effectiveness of training methods, and generalization of effects to the child's home. The parent group consisted of 28 females and 6 males. Parents received services including a family assessment, 8 weeks of skills training, and follow-up support. Results indicated significant pre- to posttest improvements in parent reported child behavior problems, attitudes toward their children, and problem solving skills. Gains were maintained at a 12-month follow-up. Qualitative data obtained from interviews suggested that parents acquired skills, and that they generalized to home settings. The long term goal is to develop the technology to replicate the program on a large scale basis. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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