Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 18 August 2018

Abstract and Keywords

This chapter provides an overview of prevention and treatment interventions to promote positive parenting as a way to enhance children’s psychosocial functioning. Decades of research on parenting have shed light on its role in children’s development, and in particular, the influence of parenting on risk of (or protection from) children’s behavior difficulties. We begin with an empirical and conceptual rationale for parenting as a crucial influence on children’s healthy development and functioning. We discuss the mediating role of parenting in the relationship of contextual stressors to child adjustment. We review four key parent training interventions to improve parenting among populations at risk, with a focus on three broadly disseminated programs with strong bodies of empirical evidence for their efficacy and effectiveness. We conclude by discussing the accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities for parent training programs with regard to research and clinical practice.

Keywords: parent training, child adjustment, families, parenting, mental health

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.