Treating children with early-onset conduct problems and callous–unemotional traits: an empirical evaluation of KooLKIDS

Houghton, Stephen, Carroll, Annemaree, Zadow, Corinne, O'connor, Emma Sanders, Hattie, John and Lynn, Sasha (2017) Treating children with early-onset conduct problems and callous–unemotional traits: an empirical evaluation of KooLKIDS. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 1-15. doi:10.1080/13632752.2017.1301646


Author Houghton, Stephen
Carroll, Annemaree
Zadow, Corinne
O'connor, Emma Sanders
Hattie, John
Lynn, Sasha
Title Treating children with early-onset conduct problems and callous–unemotional traits: an empirical evaluation of KooLKIDS
Journal name Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-2692
1363-2752
Publication date 2017-03-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13632752.2017.1301646
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract Children with early-onset conduct problems (EOCP) and callous–unemotional (CU) traits are highly resistant to treatment and cost society significantly more than their healthy counterparts. Employing a multiple baseline design, 13 males (9.0–10.2 years of age) with a history of school suspensions were sequentially introduced to KooLKIDS, a school-based interactive multimedia intervention for young children with EOCP and CU. Teacher and child self-report data revealed significant reductions for the group in proactive and reactive aggression, and antisocial traits. Significant changes in the desired direction were also found on measures of emotion regulation. When the data were analyzed for each individual child, however, the magnitude of any effects for behaviour change varied greatly. KooLKIDS offers potential for treating children with EOCP and CU and hence preventing progression towards more serious antisocial behaviour.
Keyword Callous–unemotional
Children
Early-onset conduct problems
Intervention
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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