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ERIC Number: EJ807039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Investigating the Effectiveness of Behavioral Parent Training with Involuntary Clients in Child Welfare Settings
Smagner, John P.; Sullivan, Meredith H.
Research on Social Work Practice, v15 n6 p431-439 2005
Objective: Whether parents could be taught to use behavior-analytic child-management skills. Method: Eleven parents typically labeled as difficult to train participated in one of two experimental parent-training programs at child-welfare agencies within the city of Chicago. Four classes of desirable parenting skills were recorded by observers during parent-child interactions in diverse settings, and the data were analyzed in single-subject designs. Results: Training produced improvements in the parenting skills observed. Follow-up observations occurring up to 6 months after training revealed that the parents continued to use these skills, sometimes at levels better than during their training. Conclusions: Behavioral parent training is an effective strategy for teaching parents with deficient parenting skills. Recommendations for conducting parent training with this population are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois