Coping Power Program
About This Program
The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Coping Power Program has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Disruptive Behavior Treatment (Child & Adolescent).
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
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.
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
- Name: Nicole Powell, PhD, MPH
- Agency/Affiliation: The University of Alabama
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (205) 348-3535
- Fax: (205) 348-8648
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: December 2015
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2014
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: May 2009