Improvements in Coparenting Conflict and Child Adjustment Following an Online Program for Relationship Distress.
Journal of Family Psychology
Many children never receive treatment for their mental health symptoms-and those that do often receive it only after years of delay. Given that relationship and parenting conflict is an identified mechanism of child mental health symptoms, reducing distress in the parents' romantic relationship may help reduce this unmet need. In the current study, 213 couples with 1 or more children between the ages of 3 and 17 (inclusive) were randomized to receive the web-based OurRelationship program or to a 2-month waitlist condition. Intervention couples were also assessed in the year following the program. Couples in the OurRelationship program experienced a significant decrease in coparenting conflict during the intervention (Cohen's
Doss, B. D.,
Roddy, M. K.,
Llabre, M. M.,
Salivar, E. G.,
(2020). Improvements in Coparenting Conflict and Child Adjustment Following an Online Program for Relationship Distress.. Journal of Family Psychology, 34(1), 68-78.
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