Journal article

The effectiveness of a therapeutic parenting program for children aged 6-11 years with behavioral or emotional difficulties: Results from a randomized controlled trial

Nick Axford, Gretchen Bjornstad, Justin Matthews, Sarah Heilmann, Anam Raja, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Vashti Berry, Tom Wilkinson, Luke Timmons, Tim Hobbs, Tim Eames, Angeliki Kallitsoglou, Sarah Blower, Georgina Warner

Children and Youth Services Review | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020


Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of a therapeutic parenting program that targets parents of children aged 6 to 11 years identified as having behavioral and emotional difficulties. The intervention comprises two parts, delivered sequentially: a 10–12-week group-based program for all parents, and one-to-one sessions for up to 12 weeks with selected parents from the group-based element. Methods/Design: In a randomized controlled trial, 264 participants were allocated to the Inspiring Futures program (intervention) or services as usual (control) arms with follow-up assessments at 16 (post-group program) and 32 (post-one-to-one sessions) weeks. ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by Big Lottery (Realising Ambition Programme Grants: Agreement 30118942). The funding organization had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, analysis or preparation of data; or preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript. The content of this paper is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of Big Lottery.