The Stepping Stones Triple P Seminars for parents of a child with a developmental disability: A randomized controlled trial.

Sofronoff, Kate, Jahnel, Diana and Sanders, Matthew (2011) The Stepping Stones Triple P Seminars for parents of a child with a developmental disability: A randomized controlled trial.. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32 6: 2253-2262. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2011.07.046


Author Sofronoff, Kate
Jahnel, Diana
Sanders, Matthew
Title The Stepping Stones Triple P Seminars for parents of a child with a developmental disability: A randomized controlled trial.
Journal name Research in Developmental Disabilities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0891-4222
1873-3379
Publication date 2011-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ridd.2011.07.046
Volume 32
Issue 6
Start page 2253
End page 2262
Total pages 10
Place of publication East Park, Kidlington, Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Parents of children with a developmental disability require tailored parenting support, as their families have special needs and are at risk of increased burden. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Stepping Stones Triple P seminars, a brief group intervention for parents of a child with a disability. There were two seminars that presented parenting strategies to improve both child behavior and parenting variables implicated in the development and maintenance of child problem behavior. Fifty-three parents participated in this randomized controlled trial. Each had a child, aged two to ten, with a disability. The results indicated significant reductions in child behavior problems, the use of dysfunctional parenting styles, and parental conflict reported by parents in the intervention group compared to a waitlist group. The results were maintained at 3-month follow-up and there was evidence of a sleeper effect for parenting confidence. This study demonstrated that the seminars provide a promising intervention for parents of children with a disability. Limitations and implications for future research are also discussed.

Highlights ► Brief group intervention for parents of a child with a disability. ► Randomized trial showed positive results for child behavior. ► Positive results for changes in parenting style. ► Positive changes were maintained at 3-month follow-up.
Keyword Parenting seminars
Developmental disability
Stepping Stones Triple P
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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