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ERIC Number: EJ1134933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
A Pilot Study of a Self-Administered Parent Training Intervention for Building Preschoolers' Social-Emotional Competence
Thomson, Rebecca N.; Carlson, John S.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v45 n3 p419-426 May 2017
Social-emotional skills are equally as crucial for school success as cognitive and academic skills (Webster-Stratton and Reid in "Infants and Young Children" 17:96-113, 2004), yet many young children lack these skills (Lavigne et al. in "Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry" 35:204-214, 1996). Therefore, it is essential to invest in the development of social-emotional competence at an early age--a task that necessitates active parent involvement (Webster-Stratton and Reid 2004). This pilot study explored the effectiveness, integrity, and acceptability of a self-administered parent training intervention [Devereux Early Childhood Assessment--Second Edition (DECA-P2) family guide (Mackrain and Cairone in "Promoting resilience for now and forever: a family guide for supporting the social and emotional development of preschool children," 2nd edn. Kaplan Early Learning Company, Lewisville, 2013)] targeting the promotion of social-emotional competence in young children (N = 12). Pre- and post-test parent reports revealed that children's social-emotional competence increased and behavior problems decreased following program completion. Parent ratings indicated the intervention was carried out as intended (i.e., integrity) and that it was helpful (i.e., acceptability). These exploratory findings suggest that this self-administered parent intervention shows promise as an alternative to face-to-face early childhood prevention services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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