Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

10 p.

Publication Date

Summer 2002

Publisher

American Counseling Association

Source Publication

Journal of Counseling and Development

Source ISSN

0748-9633

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a psychoeducational parenting program with at-risk parents of young children. At-risk was defined as excessive parental use of verbal and corporal punishment combined with low-income status. All families were seen for 10 weeks, either individually or in very small groups. Results showed that compared with the control group, parents participating in the program significantly decreased their levels of verbal and corporal punishment, anger, stress, and reported child behavior problems; results were maintained at follow-up. Implications for counselors are provided.

Comments

Published version. Reprinted from Journal of Counseling and Development, Vol. 80, No.3 (Summer 2002): 362-371. DOI. © The American Counseling Association 2002. Reprinted with permission. No further reproduction authorized without written permission from the American Counseling Association.

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