Parenting programs

Stephen Scott*, Frances Gardner

*Corresponding author for this work

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Parenting programs are the most widely proven intervention for children's behavior and attachment problems. They are based on an ever-increasing understanding of how different styles of parenting affect children with different characteristics. The degree of skill with which therapists deliver programs has a substantial impact on effectiveness, so that investing in high quality programs and relatively intensive ongoing supervision is important to achieve good outcomes. Underlying mechanisms of change need to be better elucidated so that programs can be further improved, and to aid more widespread availability, more self-administered programs need to be developed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRutter's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Sixth Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781118381953, 9781118381960
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2015


  • Antisocial behavior
  • Attachment
  • Dissemination
  • Parenting programs
  • Social-learning theory
  • Therapist skill


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