Faculty Articles

Title

Improvements in Coparenting Conflict and Child Adjustment Following an Online Program for Relationship Distress.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2020

Publication Title

Journal of Family Psychology

Volume

34

Issue/Number

1

First Page

68

ISSN

1939-1293

Last Page

78

Abstract/Excerpt

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000582

PubMed ID

31380688

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