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Developing Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) for Parents of Treatment-Resistant Adolescents
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse (2015)
  • Kimberly C. Kirby, Rowan University
  • Brian Versek
  • Mary Louise E. Kerwin, Rowan University
  • Kathleen Meyers
  • Lois A. Benishek
  • Elena Bresani
  • Yukiko Washio
  • Amelia Arria
  • Robert J. Meyers
Abstract
We describe a project focused on training parents to facilitate their treatment-resistant adolescent’s treatment entry and to manage their child after entry into community-based treatment. Controlled studies show that Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is a unilateral treatment that fosters treatment entry of adults; however, there are no controlled trials for parents with a substance-abusing child. We examined the behavioral parent training literature to guide us in tailoring CRAFT for parents of adolescents. We discuss adaptations to CRAFT, outcomes and experiences gained from a brief pilot of the revised CRAFT program, and the future directions of this work.
Keywords
  • adolescent substance use,
  • CRAFT,
  • parents,
  • treatment
Publication Date
May, 2015
DOI
10.1080/1067828X.2013.777379
Citation Information
Kimberly C. Kirby, Brian Versek, Mary Louise E. Kerwin, Kathleen Meyers, et al.. "Developing Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) for Parents of Treatment-Resistant Adolescents" Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse Vol. 24 Iss. 3 (2015) p. 155 - 165 ISSN: 1067-828X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ml-kerwin/2/