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Efficacy of the Incredible Years group parent program with families in Head Start who self-reported a history of child maltreatment

Hurlburt, Michael S ; Nguyen, Katherine ; Reid, Jamila ; Webster-Stratton, Carolyn ; Zhang, Jinjin

Child Abuse & Neglect, August 2013, Vol.37(8), pp.531-543 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Efficacy of the Incredible Years group parent program with families in Head Start who self-reported a history of child maltreatment
  • Author/Creator: Hurlburt, Michael S ; Nguyen, Katherine ; Reid, Jamila ; Webster-Stratton, Carolyn ; Zhang, Jinjin
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Incredible Years ; Child Maltreatment ; Evidence-Based Practice ; Parenting Program ; Child Behaviors ; Social Welfare & Social Work
  • Is Part Of: Child Abuse & Neglect, August 2013, Vol.37(8), pp.531-543
  • Description: A prevention form of the Incredible Years (IY) parenting program was offered to parents who had children enrolled in Head Start, regardless of whether they reported having a history of child maltreatment. This study compared whether parenting practices and child behavioral outcomes differed in families who self reported a history of child maltreatment relative to families who did not. A site-randomized controlled trial of the IY parenting program was conducted in 64 classrooms in seven Head Start centers in Seattle, Washington. Families of 481 children took part in the study, with 335 in the IY condition and 146 in the control condition. Parenting practices and child behavior were measured by blinded raters through in-home observations and self-report questionnaires prior to the start of the IY program, in the spring after the IY program had concluded, and 12–18 months after study enrollment when children were in kindergarten. Analyses examine the impact of...
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0145-2134 ; E-ISSN: 1873-7757 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2012.10.008