Becoming Partners: A School-Based Group Intervention for Families of Young Children Who Are Disruptive
Aggression, Discussion Groups, Young Children, School Counselors, Early Childhood Education, Intervention, Attention, Parenting Skills, Outcomes of Treatment, Program Effectiveness, Cultural Differences, Social Behavior, Elementary Secondary Education
Journal of School Counseling
A multiple family discussion group program was implemented and evaluated by school counselors working with families of young children referred by their teachers for aggression and attention problems. The logic guiding construction of the program and the program’s unique aspects are described. Outcome data revealed that the program was effective in reducing the children’s hyperactive, defiant, and aggressive behavior and improving the parents’ management skills. The advantages of school counselors conducting this program are discussed.
Amatea, E. S.,
Thompson, I. A.,
Ettinger, M. L.
(2010). Becoming Partners: A School-Based Group Intervention for Families of Young Children Who Are Disruptive. Journal of School Counseling, 8(36), 1-31.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_facarticles/850