A Community-Based Parenting Program with Low-Income Mothers of Young ChildrenFamilies in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services
Format of Original7 p.
PublisherAlliance for Children and Families
Original Item IDdoi: 10.1606/1044-3894.678
AbstractResearch 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.
Citation InformationBonnie 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/