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Title: Preventing Escalation in Problem Behaviors With High-Risk Young Adolescents: Immediate and 1-Year Outcomes
Journal: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology  Volume:63  Issue:4  Dated:(1995)  Pages:001-011
Author(s): T J Dision; D W Andrews
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: DA05304; DA07031; MH46690; MH37940
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study tested the viability of alternative intervention strategies aimed at modifying antisocial behavior and problem behavior among high-risk youth.
Abstract: Two intervention strategies were compared within a clinical trial: targeting parents' effective use of noncoercive family management practices (parent focus) and targeting the adolescent's self-regulation and competence in family and peer situations (teen focus). The results are reported in terms of immediate and 1-year outcomes associated with these intervention conditions, compared with control conditions. One hundred fifty-eight families of adolescents aged 11 to 14 years participated in the study, either in the parent focus group, teen focus group, combined group, self- directed change group, or quasiexperimental control group. Both focus groups resulted in immediate beneficial effects in family conflict. The parent intervention conditions also reduced school- based behavior problems. Longitudinal data indicate that the parent focus group may reduce subsequent adolescent tobacco use. Interventions that aggregated high-risk youth were least effective in stemming tobacco use and school-related problem behaviors. 5 tables, 3 figures, and 68 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Intervention; Parental influence; Problem behavior
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