Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

7 p.

Publication Date

1999

Publisher

Alliance for Children and Families

Source Publication

Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services

Source ISSN

1044-3894

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1606/1044-3894.678

Abstract

Research has established a significant relationship between certain parental characteristics. such as income or parenting practices, and the development of child behavior problems. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a parenting program for low-income parents of children one to five years old which was offered through community-based family resource centers. Seventy-one mothers completed the program and showed significant decreases in their use of verbal and corporal punishment and significant increases in nurturing behaviors: their children’s behavior also improved significantly. Forty-five percent of parents also met Jacobson and Truax’s (1991) criteria for clinically significant change. Implications for practitioners working With this challenging population are discussed.

Comments

Published version. Families in Society, Vol. 80, No. 3 (1999): 247-253. DOI. Reprinted with permission from Families in Society (www.FamiliesInSociety.org), published by the Alliance for Children and Families.

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