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NCJ Number: 193858 Find in a Library
Title: Parent Training via CD-ROM: Using Technology to Disseminate Effective Prevention Practices
Journal: Journal of Primary Prevention  Volume:21  Issue:2  Dated:2000  Pages:227-251
Author(s): Donald A. Gordon
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 25
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes how technology can reduce barriers to dissemination and use of parent and family interventions, specifically interactive video-based CD-ROMS and interactive video-disk programming.
Abstract: Several past research studies had shown the effectiveness of parenting programs or family-based prevention programs in reducing the risk factors for substance abuse. However, barriers exist in the lack of effective methods for training staff and insuring treatment integrity, as well as dissemination. Barriers to families using these programs include stigmatizing, transportation, and access problems, and the inability to commit to months of treatment. This paper described the use of technology to disseminate effective prevention practices. The use of video-based interactive CD-ROM was conceived to train parents and families in child-management and relationship enhancement skills. This technology was described by first presenting the scientific data for family-based prevention programs. It continued with a review of some effective programs, such as family therapy and parenting training and described the barriers to their dissemination. A description was then presented on the development and research of a parent-training CD-ROM, integrating videodisk methodology with video-taped modeling of parenting skills. The barriers in the technology’s dissemination were addressed with recommendations, specifically among mental health professionals. Prevention practice has the potential to be improved with this technological approach. The interactive video programming could be disseminated quickly and inexpensively with very high treatment integrity. References
Main Term(s): Family intervention programs
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Family crisis training; Family support; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Parent and child education; Parent education; Science and Technology; Staff development training; Technical evolution; Videotapes
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