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ERIC Number: EJ894731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0731-7107
Group Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Parents and Children At-Risk for Physical Abuse: An Initial Study
Runyon, Melissa K.; Deblinger, Esther; Steer, Robert A.
Child & Family Behavior Therapy, v32 n3 p196-218 2010
To compare the relative efficacy of two types of group cognitive-behavioral therapy for treating the traumatized child and at-risk or offending parent in cases of child physical abuse (CPA), 24 parents and their children were treated with Combined Parent-Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CPC-CBT) and 20 parents were treated with Parent-Only CBT. Outcome measures assessing children's emotional and behavioral functioning and parents' parenting skills were administered to both parent and child participants before treatment, after 15 sessions of treatment, and 3 months after the completion of treatment. A series of correlated t tests and analyses of covariance were used to compare the scores on the outcome measures. The children and parents in the CPC-CBT group demonstrated greater improvements in total posttraumatic symptoms and positive parenting skills, respectively, compared to those who participated in the Parent-Only CBT group. The parents in the Parent-Only CBT group reported using less corporal punishment to manage their children's behavior at posttest than the parents in the CPC-CBT group. The differential benefits of including the child in treatment are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Conflict Tactics Scale; Child Behavior Checklist