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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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Lindsey, Michael A.; Banks, Andrae; Cota, Catherine F.; Lawrence Scott, Marquisha; Joe, Sean – Research on Social Work Practice, 2018
The objective was to qualitatively examine the treatment effects of depression interventions on young, Black males (YBM) across treatment providers and settings via a review. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) seeking to ameliorate depressive symptomology in Black males ages 12-29 were eligible for inclusion. After review of 627 abstracts and 212…
Descriptors: Males, Depression (Psychology), Qualitative Research, Intervention
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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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Selwyn, Julie – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The study investigated whether sibling relationships influenced the outcomes of a sample of adoptive placements in England and Wales that had broken down postorder or were in crisis. Method: The study used secondary analysis drawing on in-depth interviews with 41 families who had experienced an adoption disruption and 42 families who…
Descriptors: Adoption, Sibling Relationship, Placement, Foreign Countries
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Kennedy, Stephanie C.; Kim, Johnny S.; Tripodi, Stephen J.; Brown, Samantha M.; Gowdy, Grace – Research on Social Work Practice, 2016
Objective: To use meta-analytic techniques to evaluating the effectiveness of parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) at reducing future physical abuse among physically abusive families. Methods: A systematic search identified six eligible studies. Outcomes of interest were physical abuse recurrence, child abuse potential, and parenting stress.…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Parent Child Relationship, Child Abuse, Stress Variables
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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
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Lee, Bethany R.; Bright, Charlotte L.; Svoboda, Deborah V.; Fakunmoju, Sunday; Barth, Richard P. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2011
Objective: The purpose of this study was to review empirical evidence of the effects of placement in group care compared to other interventions. Method: Two-group empirical studies were identified and effect sizes for all reported outcomes were calculated. Results: Nineteen two-group studies were found that compared group care with family foster…
Descriptors: Placement, Children, Adolescents, Comparative Analysis
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Bender, Kimberly; Tripodi, Stephen J.; Sarteschi, Christy; Vaughn, Michael G. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2011
Objective: This meta-analytic review assesses the effectiveness of substance abuse interventions to reduce adolescent cannabis use. Method: A systematic search identified 15 randomized controlled evaluations of interventions to reduce adolescent cannabis use published between 1960 and 2008. The primary outcome variables, frequency of cannabis use,…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Marijuana, Adolescents, Effect Size
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Litschge, Christine M.; Vaughn, Michael G.; McCrea, Cynthia – Research on Social Work Practice, 2010
Objective: The present study identifies and summarizes treatment effects for children and adolescent conduct problems based on accrued meta-analytic studies. Method: Systematic search and coding procedures were used to summarize studies from 1980 to 2007. Results: A total of 26 meta-analytic reviews composed of nearly 2,000 studies revealed…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Effect Size, Outcomes of Treatment, Children
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Sutphen, Richard D.; Ford, Janet P.; Flaherty, Chris – Research on Social Work Practice, 2010
Objectives: This article presents a systematic review of the literature on evaluative studies of truancy interventions. Method: Included studies evaluating truancy interventions appearing in peer-reviewed academic journals from 1990 to 2007. Findings: In total, 16 studies were assessed. Eight studies used group comparison designs and eight studies…
Descriptors: Truancy, Definitions, Contingency Management, School Organization
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Austin, Ashley M.; Macgowan, Mark J.; Wagner, Eric F. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2005
Objective: This article is a systematic review identifying effective family-based interventions for adolescent substance use problems. Method: A substantive review of each intervention is conducted using guidelines for effective treatment for substance use problems. Additionally, a methodological review of each study is done using criteria for…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Behavior Modification, Guidelines, Effect Size
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Juliusdottir, Gudlaug M.; Olafsdottir, Hrefna – Research on Social Work Practice, 2015
Purpose: An analysis of the psychometric properties of an Icelandic version of McMasters Family Assessment Device (FAD) was conducted in this study. Method: Two groups, clinical and nonclinical, comprising of 529 parents answered the FAD. The study examined the internal reliability and discriminant validity of the instrument in addition to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Parent Attitudes, Validity
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Okech, David – Research on Social Work Practice, 2012
Objectives: Using baseline and second wave data, the study evaluated the impact of child savings accounts participation on parenting stress, personal mastery, and economic strain with N = 381 lower income parents who decided to join and those who did not join in a child development savings account program. Methods: Structural equation modeling for…
Descriptors: Children, Money Management, Banking, Family Income
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Vaughn, Michael G.; Howard, Matthew O. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2004
Objective: A synthesis was conducted to assess outcome findings and methodological characteristics of controlled evaluations of adolescent substance abuse treatments. Method: Extensive computerized and manual bibliographic searches were employed to identify controlled evaluations of adolescent substance abuse treatment. Meta-analytic techniques…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Meta Analysis, Effect Size, Family Counseling
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Craven, Patricia Ann; Lee, Robert E. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2006
Approximately 30% of children in foster care have severe emotional, behavioral, or developmental problems. A systematic research synthesis of empirical studies was conducted in an attempt to identify and classify therapeutic interventions for foster children. Utilizing a treatment protocol classification system, empirical studies were classified…
Descriptors: Classification, Therapy, Foster Care, Behavior Problems
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