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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241388     Find in a Library
  Title: Intervention for Maltreating Fathers: Statistically and Clinically Significant Change
  Author(s): Katreena L. Scott ; Vicky Lishak
  Journal: Child Abuse & Neglect  Volume:36  Issue:9  Dated:September 2012  Pages:680 to 684
  Date Published: 09/2012
  Page Count: 5
  Annotation: This study examined the effectiveness of a community-based group treatment program for use with fathers who had abused or neglected their children or exposed them to domestic violence.
  Abstract: Findings from this study on the effectiveness of intervention programs for abusive fathers include the following: the intervention program had a positive statistically significant effect on the fathers’ parenting and co-parenting behaviors; following intervention, laxness and hostility scores decreased to levels equivalent to those for the normal population; statistically significant improvements were found in the men’s total co-parenting scores, and on each of the communication and teamwork and respect for commitment and judgment subscales. This study examined the effectiveness of a community-based group treatment program for use with fathers who had abused or neglected their children or exposed them to domestic violence. Data for the study were obtained from a sample of 98 fathers who participated in the Caring Dads program in Ontario, Canada. The study analyzed the men’s levels of generalized anger and aggression, problematic parenting, and their perceptions of co-parenting pre- and post-intervention. Analysis of the findings indicates that the population of fathers at high risk for child maltreatment would benefit from parenting intervention programs, and that further development of these programs is warranted. Study limitations are discussed. Table and references
  Main Term(s): Parent education
  Index Term(s): Child abuse ; Abusing parents ; Neglectful parents ; Child abuse situation remedies ; Domestic assault ; Child abuse investigations ; Child abuse prevention ; Domestic assault prevention ; Parental attitudes
  Publisher URL: http://www.elsevier.com 
  Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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