ERIC Number: ED397372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-16
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Does Training Parents with Defiant Children Really Work? Seven Years of Data.
Quici, Frederick L.; And Others
Now in its seventh year, the Clinical Parenting class, aimed at parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is offered twice a year and attracts an average of 130 attendees at each initial orientation session. The presentation format is quick paced and lively, as presenters are aware of the possibility that many in the audience have "donated" their genetic proclivity toward ADHD. Goals of the parent training series are to: (1) improve parental management skills, and competencies in dealing with child behavioral problems, particularly noncompliance; (2) increase parental knowledge of the causes of childhood misbehavior and the principles and concepts underlying the social learning of such behavior; (3) improve child compliance to commands and rules given by parents; and (4) improve parent and child relationship. More than 800 parents have completed the program. In this program evaluation study, the majority of the 388 parents who completed project questionnaires were 31 to 40 years of age. Sixty-six percent of the program participants rated the program either a four or five based on a five-point scale. it is hoped that other practitioners and administrators will pursue similar programs as a service to their community of parents and children. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists (Atlanta, GA, March 12-16, 1996).