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NCJ Number: 228657 Find in a Library
Title: Motivational Intervention Can Improve Retention in PCIT for Low-Motivation Child Welfare Clients
Journal: Child Maltreatment  Volume:14  Issue:4  Dated:November 2009  Pages:356-368
Author(s): Mark Chaffin; Linda Anne Valle; Beverly Funderburk; Robin Gurwitch; Jane Silovsky; David Bard; Carol McCoy; Michelle Kees
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333
Grant Number: R49CE622338
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study field tested a motivational orientation intervention designed to improve parenting program retention versus standard orientation across two parenting programs; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and standard didactic parenting training.
Abstract: The combination of motivational pretreatment with PCIT produced significantly improved retention among individuals with initially low to moderate motivation. However, the results suggest that, absent the motivation intervention, retention in PCIT is comparable to that of traditional didactic group formats. Research shows that apart from obstacles to retention, individuals’ internal motivation plays a role in whether clients are retained in services or dropout. Motivational interventions have been tested with parent populations outside child welfare and found to generate retention benefits. In a sample of 192 parents, this study tested the effects of an adjunctive motivational intervention across 2 types of parenting conditions, PCIT and a standard didactic parent training group. Figures and references
Main Term(s): Family crisis intervention units
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child emotional abuse and neglect; Child welfare; Family crisis; Intervention; Motivation; Parent and child education; Parent education; Parent-Child Relations; Treatment; Treatment techniques; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
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