Topic: Parent Training Programs that Address Behavior Problems in Children and Adolescents
Definition for Parent Training Programs that Address Behavior Problems in Children and Adolescents:
Parent Training Programs that Address Behavior Problems in Children and Adolescents are defined by the CEBC as parent training services for parents/caregivers that have a goal of preventing or reducing common behavior problems in children and adolescents. Click here to see the overall Parent Training Programs topic area page.
- Target population: Parents who may need assistance dealing with common behavior problems in children, such as temper tantrums, back talk, conflict over homework or chores, etc. with a focus on changing the youth’s behavior through a parent-mediated approach
- Service(s)/types that would fit: Direct intervention with parents in individual or group formats delivered face-to-face, via internet, or through recorded media (e.g., videos)
- Delivered by: Trained paraprofessionals, educators, or mental health professionals
- In order to be included: The overall focus of the program must be on parent training and have a goal of preventing and/or reducing child behavior problems (i.e., the program may have multiple goals with preventing and/or reducing child behavior problems being one of them).
- In order to be rated: There must be research evidence (as specified by Scientific Rating Scale) that examines outcomes in child symptom levels, functioning, and/or behaviors (e.g., mental health, disruptive behaviors, etc.). In addition, research evidence may also examine outcomes in parenting behavior (e.g., changes in behavior management skills).
Why was Parent Training Programs that Address Behavior Problems in Children and Adolescents chosen as a topic by the Advisory Committee? (Click for Answer)
The Parent Training Programs topic area is relevant to child welfare because parents of children in the child welfare system are often required or encouraged to attend parent training programs. There are specific parent training programs that have been studied, for which there is evidence of efficacy, and which are applicable to the child welfare population. It is critical for us to know what works for families. If counties and courts are aware of what programs work in improving parent functioning they will be able to prescribe effective programs and avoid using programs that have no demonstrated positive impact on parental functioning.
Danna Fabella, Director, Federal Linkages
Child & Family Policy Institute of California
Stuart Oppenheim, Executive Director
Child & Family Policy Institute of California
Former CEBC Advisory Committee Member
Programs in this Topic Area
The programs listed below have been reviewed by the CEBC and, if appropriate, been rated using the Scientific Rating Scale.
Programs with a Scientific Rating of 1 - Well-Supported by Research Evidence:
- Family Check-Up (FCU) – detailed viewCaregivers of children 2-17 years old in the middle class or lower socioeconomic level
- GenerationPMTO (Individual Delivery Format) (PMTO®) – detailed viewParents of children 2-18 years of age with disruptive behaviors such as conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and anti-social behaviors
- Incredible Years, The (IY) – detailed viewThe Incredible YearsParents, teachers, and children
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) – detailed viewChildren ages 2.0 - 7.0 years old with behavior and parent-child relationship problems; may be conducted with parents, foster parents, or other ...
- Parenting Through Change (PTC; GenerationPMTO Group) (PTC) – detailed viewParents of children ages 2-18 at risk for or presenting with behavior problems
- Triple P - Positive Parenting Program® - Level 4 (Level 4 Triple P) – detailed viewFor parents and caregivers of children and adolescents from birth to 12 years old with moderate to severe behavioral and/or ...
Programs with a Scientific Rating of 2 - Supported by Research Evidence:
- Chicago Parent Program – detailed viewParents of young children 2-5 years old
- Common Sense Parenting (CSP) – detailed viewParents and other caregivers of children ages 6 - 16 years
- Hitkashrut – non-responderFamilies with children who are showing early signs of conduct problem development
- Strong African American Families Program (SAAF) – detailed viewAfrican American youth, aged 10-14, and their parents/caregivers
- Triple P - Positive Parenting Program® - Level 3 Discussion Group – detailed viewParents or caregivers of children ages 0-12 years with mild-moderate emotional and behavioral concerns
- Tuning in to Kids (TIK) – detailed viewParents and caregivers of children with disruptive behavior between 18 months and 18 years of age; can be used with parents and ...
- Tuning in to Teens™ (TINT) – detailed viewParents of children and adolescents aged 10-18 years of age
Programs with a Scientific Rating of 3 - Promising Research Evidence:
- 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 – detailed viewParents, grandparents, teachers, babysitters, and other caretakers working with children
- Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action – detailed viewParents and caregivers of youth ages 12-14
- Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) – detailed viewParents of children ages 3- 8 with behavioral, emotional, social, or attachment disorders
- CICC's Effective Black Parenting Program (EBPP) – detailed viewAfrican-American families at risk for child maltreatment
- Connect: An Attachment-Based Program for Parents and Caregivers – detailed viewCaregivers (biological parents, foster parents, kinship caregivers, etc.) of preadolescents (ages 8-12) and adolescents ages (13-19)
- COPEing with Toddler Behaviour – detailed viewParents of 12- to 36-month-olds who are having challenges with toddler behaviour
- Defiant Children: A Clinician’s Manual for Assessment and Parent Training – detailed viewParents of children ages 4-12 years who are defiant or who may qualify for a diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder (...
- Early Pathways Program (EPP) – detailed view
[Parenting Young Children Program (PYC)]Children 6 years of age and younger with significant behavior and/or emotional problems and their primary caretaker(s)
- FAST® - Elementary School Level – detailed viewChildren in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade and their families
- Guiding Good Choices® (GGC) – detailed viewParents of adolescents and young teens
- Helping the Noncompliant Child (HNC) – detailed viewParents of children (age 3-8 years old) who are noncompliant and have related disruptive behavior/conduct problems
- Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) – detailed viewParents of children ages 0 to 18 with communication and behavior problems
- Parenting Wisely – detailed viewFamilies with children at risk for or with: behavior problems, substance abuse problems, or delinquency
- Promoting First Relationships (PFR) – detailed viewCaregivers of children birth to three years
- Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) – detailed viewParents of children - birth through adolescence
- Triple P - Positive Parenting Program® System (System Triple P) – detailed viewFor parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 16
- Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) - Online Caregiver Training – detailed viewParents (e.g., birth parents, foster parents, kinship parents, adoptive parents, etc.) and caregivers of children who come from â&...
- Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) – Caregiver Training – detailed viewParents (e.g., birth parents, foster parents, kinship parents, adoptive parents, etc.) and caregivers of children who come from â&...
Programs with a Scientific Rating of NR - Not able to be Rated:
- ABCD Parenting Young Adolescents – detailed viewParents of children and adolescents, aged 9 to 14 years old
- Active Parenting 4th Edition – detailed viewParents and caregivers of children ages 5 to 12
- Active Parenting of Teens – detailed viewParents and caregivers of preteens and teens ages 10 to 17 with a wide range of problems including oppositional behavior, poor self-esteem, ...
- Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) – detailed viewFamilies with children younger than 6 years old in high-risk populations such as child enrolled in Early Head Start, teen moms, ...
- Make Parenting a Pleasure (MPAP) – detailed viewHighly stressed families with children ages 0 to 8 years at risk for abuse or neglect
- Parent Project's Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior, The – detailed viewThe Parent Project's Changing Destructive Adolescent BehaviorParents of what are collectively referred to as "strong-willed," or out-of-control adolescents and older children (11-17 years old), ...
- Positive Discipline Parent Education – detailed viewParents of children who are typically developing (infants through teens) and teachers of children (toddlers through teens) who are typically-developing; ...
- Quality Parenting – detailed viewParents, grandparents, teachers, babysitters, and other caretakers who need support - information and practical skills - to create an environment ...
- Strengthening Families Program (SFP) – detailed viewParents and their children ages 0-17 who need skills to reduce family conflict and the risk of abuse or neglect, ...