Help when it's needed first: a controlled evaluation of brief, preventive behavioral family intervention in a primary care setting

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This study evaluated the effects of a brief 3- to 4-session behavioral family intervention program for parents of preschool-aged children in a primary care setting, compared to parents in a wait-list control condition. Parents receiving the Primary Care Triple P-Positive Parenting Program intervention reported significantly lower levels of targeted child behavior problems, dysfunctional parenting, and reduced parental anxiety and stress in comparison to wait-listed parents at postassessment. These short-term effects were largely maintained at 6-month follow-up assessment of the intervention group. Implications of these findings for the prevention of behavioral and emotional problems in children are discussed.

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  • Adult
  • Behavior Therapy*/*methods
  • Child Behavior/psychology
  • Child, Preschool
  • Family Therapy*/*methods
  • Female
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Helping Behavior
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  • Mental Disorders*/*therapy
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Parenting
  • Parents
  • Preventive Health Services*/*methods
  • Primary Health Care*/*methods
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