Preventive intervention for preschoolers at high risk for antisocial behavior: Long-term effects on child physical aggression and parenting practices

Laurie Miller Brotman, Kathleen Kiely Gouley, Keng Yen Huang, Amanda Rosenfelt, Colleen O'Neal, Rachel G. Klein, Patrick Shrout

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Abstract

This article presents long-term effects of a preventive intervention for young children at high risk for antisocial behavior. Ninety-two children (M age = 4 years) were randomly assigned to an 8-month family intervention or no-intervention control condition and assessed 4 times over a 24-month period. Intent-to-treat analyses revealed significant intervention effects on observed child physical aggression, and significant intervention effects found at the end of the program were maintained at follow-up for responsive parenting, harsh parenting and stimulation for learning. Parent ratings of child aggression did not show significant effects of intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)386-396
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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