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ERIC Number: EJ852763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Effectiveness of a Parent Training Program for Improving Children's Social Behavior
DeRosier, Melissa E.; Gilliom, Miles
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v16 n5 p660-670 Oct 2007
We tested the efficacy of a social skills training program for the parents of school-aged children experiencing socio-emotional problems. Participating families (N = 42) were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: parent social skills training; parent plus parallel child social skills training; or no-treatment control. The two treatment groups did not differ on any of the outcome measures. Treatment was associated with improvements in parent and child social skills knowledge, parent social problem solving, and child emotional functioning. In follow-up analyses examining mechanisms of change, parental attendance and change in child social skills knowledge predicted response to treatment. Overall, our results highlight the utility of engaging parents as primary participants in the treatment of children's socio-emotional problems and suggest methods for maximizing the impact of such an intervention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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