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A Community-Based Parenting Program with Low-Income Mothers of Young Children
Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services
  • Bonnie Nicholson, Marquette University
  • Viktor Brenner, Waukesha County Technical College
  • Robert A. Fox, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
7 p.
Publication Date
1-1-1999
Publisher
Alliance for Children and Families
Original Item ID
doi: 10.1606/1044-3894.678
Disciplines
Abstract

Research has established a significant relationship between certain parental characteristics. such as income or parenting practices, and the development of child behavior problems. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a parenting program for low-income parents of children one to five years old which was offered through community-based family resource centers. Seventy-one mothers completed the program and showed significant decreases in their use of verbal and corporal punishment and significant increases in nurturing behaviors: their children’s behavior also improved significantly. Forty-five percent of parents also met Jacobson and Truax’s (1991) criteria for clinically significant change. Implications for practitioners working With this challenging population are discussed.

Comments

Published version. Families in Society, Vol. 80, No. 3 (1999): 247-253. DOI. Reprinted with permission from Families in Society (www.FamiliesInSociety.org), published by the Alliance for Children and Families.

Citation Information
Bonnie Nicholson, Viktor Brenner and Robert A. Fox. "A Community-Based Parenting Program with Low-Income Mothers of Young Children" Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services (1999) ISSN: 1044-3894
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_fox/50/