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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
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
10 p.
Publication Date
7-1-2002
Publisher
American Counseling Association
Disciplines
Abstract

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.

Comments

Published version. Reprinted from Journal of Counseling and Development, Vol. 80, No.3 (Summer 2002): 362-371. DOI. © The American Counseling Association 2002. 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
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_fox/23/