A randomized controlled trial of Family Transitions Triple P: a group-administered parenting program to minimize the adverse effects of parental divorce on children

Stallman, Helen M. and Sanders, Matthew R. (2014) A randomized controlled trial of Family Transitions Triple P: a group-administered parenting program to minimize the adverse effects of parental divorce on children. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 55 1: 33-48. doi:10.1080/10502556.2013.862091


Author Stallman, Helen M.
Sanders, Matthew R.
Title A randomized controlled trial of Family Transitions Triple P: a group-administered parenting program to minimize the adverse effects of parental divorce on children
Journal name Journal of Divorce and Remarriage   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-2556
1540-4811
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10502556.2013.862091
Volume 55
Issue 1
Start page 33
End page 48
Total pages 16
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract This randomized controlled trial evaluated the efficacy of Family Transitions Triple P (FTTP), a 12-session, group-delivered positive parenting program designed to prevent adverse outcomes for children following parental divorce. Participants were 204 parents who had been divorced less than 2 years and had a child ages 2 to 14 years. Parents were randomized into 1 of 3 conditions: FTTP-E with enhanced engagement, FTTP-S with standard engagement, or waitlist control. Interventions were delivered through community relationship centers by relationship counselors. Results showed that parents in the FTTP conditions reported significantly greater reductions in child behavior problems and coercive parenting compared to the waitlist control condition. There were no significant differences between the FTTP-E and FTTP-S conditions. At 12-month follow-up for both FTTP intervention groups, there were sustained improvements in the levels of parental distress (depression, anxiety, stress, and anger) and improvements in coparent communication and acrimony. Implications of findings are discussed.
Keyword Cognitive\-behavioral family intervention
Coping with distressing emotions
Managing conflict
Managing transition
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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