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One Family at a Time: A Prevention Program for At-Risk Parents
Journal of Counseling and Development
  • Bonnie Nicholson, Marquette University
  • Michelle Anderson, Marquette University
  • Robert A. Fox, Marquette University
  • Viktor Brenner, Waukesha County Technical College
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10 p.
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American Counseling Association

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a psychoeducational parenting program with at-risk parents of young children. At-risk was defined as excessive parental use of verbal and corporal punishment combined with low-income status. All families were seen for 10 weeks, either individually or in very small groups. Results showed that compared with the control group, parents participating in the program significantly decreased their levels of verbal and corporal punishment, anger, stress, and reported child behavior problems; results were maintained at follow-up. Implications for counselors are provided.


Published version. Reprinted from Journal of Counseling and Development, Vol. 80, No.3 (Summer 2002): 362-371. DOI. © 2002 The American Counseling Association. Reprinted with permission. No further reproduction authorized without written permission from the American Counseling Association.

Citation Information
Bonnie Nicholson, Michelle Anderson, Robert A. Fox and Viktor Brenner. "One Family at a Time: A Prevention Program for At-Risk Parents" Journal of Counseling and Development (2002) ISSN: 0748-9633
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