Evaluation of a Group Behavioural Family Intervention for Families of young children with developmental disabilities

Justin Harrison, Anthony Thompson

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Abstract

Twenty-eight Australian families took part in a trial of a group behavioural intervention for families of young children with a disability. Fifteen families completed the 'Group Stepping Stones Positive Parenting Program' with the remainder allocated to a waitlist condition. Before and after the trial period all parents completed measures of discipline style, parental adjustment and child behaviour. Post-intervention, treatment group parents reported using more behaviourally focused responses to their child's behaviour, reported less inter-parental conflict, and increased sense of parenting efficacy. Reliable individual improvement was more frequent among treatment group families for discipline styles, parental conflict and intensity of challenging behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication42nd APS annual conference
Subtitle of host publicationPsychology making an impact
EditorsKate Moore
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
PublisherAPS Press
Pages180-184
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0909881278
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventAustralian Psychological Society (APS) Annual Conference - Brisbane, Australia, Australia
Duration: 25 Sep 200729 Sep 2007

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Psychological Society (APS) Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryAustralia
Period25/09/0729/09/07

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