Coping Power Program

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About This Program

Target Population: 8 to 14 year old children whose aggression puts them at risk for later delinquency

For children/adolescents ages: 8 – 14

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 8 – 14

Brief Description

The Coping Power Program is based on an empirical model of risk factors for potential antisocial behavior. For high-risk children, it addresses deficits in social cognition, self-regulation, peer relations, and positive parental involvement. The Coping Power Program, which has both a child and parent intervention component, is designed to be presented in an integrated manner. The Coping Power Child Component consists of 34 group sessions. The Coping Power Parent Component consists of 16 sessions offered during the same time frame. The child component focuses on anger management, social problem solving, and practicing skills to resist peer pressure. The parent component of the program focuses on supporting involvement and consistency in parenting, which also contributes to better adjustment. Improvement in all these areas, particularly around times of change such as going to middle school, can reduce the number of problem behaviors that can arise during these transitional times.

Program Goals:

The overall goals of the Coping Power Program are:

  • Goals for Children:
    • Address risk factors for delinquency, substance use, and problem behaviors at school including problems with social information processing and emotional regulation processes.
  • Goals for Parents:
    • Improve warmth, consistency, and supervision in parenting practices

Contact Information

Nicole Powell, PhD, MPH
Agency/Affiliation: The University of Alabama
Phone: (205) 348-3535
Fax: (205) 348-8648

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: December 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2014

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: May 2009