Title

Impact of parent training on family functioning

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

3-15-2001

Abstract

This study examined outcomes of a STEP parent training program in several areas of family functioning identified by the so-called McMaster model of family health. The study found that participants who completed the parent training did report more improvements in general family functioning than those families whose children received routine mental health services. More specific improvements in family relationships were reported in the areas of problem solving, communication, affective responsiveness, and behavior control. Some differential effects were found for children older than 10 years of age. These improvements were also evaluated to determine their clinical significance, by examining how many families moved from problematic to healthy functioning. Implications of the findings are discussed. © 2001 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Child and Family Behavior Therapy

Volume

23

Issue

1

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