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Smokowski, Paul R.; Bacallao, Martica – Research on Social Work Practice, 2009
Objective: This study evaluated the efficacy of Entre Dos Mundos/Between Two Worlds (EDM) prevention for Latino adolescents. Method: In an experimental trial to compare implementation formats, 41 Latino families were randomly assigned to EDM action-oriented skills training groups, and 47 families were randomly assigned to unstructured EDM support…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Violence, Family Income, Prevention
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Cotter, Katie L.; Bacallao, Martica; Smokowski, Paul R.; Robertson, Caroline I. B. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2013
Objectives: This study examines the implementation and effectiveness of Parenting Wisely, an Internet-based parenting skills intervention. The study assesses whether parents benefit from Parenting Wisely participation and whether the delivery format influences program effectiveness. Method: This study uses a quasi-experimental design.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Parent Education, Program Effectiveness, Parenting Skills
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Kjøbli, John; Bjørnebekk, Gunnar – Research on Social Work Practice, 2013
Objective: To examine the follow-up effectiveness of brief parent training (BPT) for children with emerging or existing conduct problems. Method: With the use of a randomized controlled trial and parent and teacher reports, this study examined the effectiveness of BPT compared to regular services 6 months after the end of the intervention.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Parent Education, Children
Bloom, Howard S.; Weiland, Christina – MDRC, 2015
This paper uses data from the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS), a nationally representative multisite randomized trial, to quantify variation in effects of Head Start during 2002-2003 on children's cognitive and socio-emotional outcomes relative to the effects of other local alternatives, including parent care. We find that (1) treatment and control…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Early Intervention, At Risk Students