Integrating the family Check-Up and the parent coping power program

Keith C. Herman, Wendy M. Reinke, Catherine P. Bradshaw, John E. Lochman, Caroline L. Boxmeyer, Nicole P. Powell, Kelly Dunn, Jennifer Cox, Courtney Vaughn, Sharon Stephan, Nicholas S. Ialongo

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Engaging families in school-based preventive interventions for aggressive youth can be especially challenging. The current article describes an integration of a parent engagement model, called the Family Check-Up, with an evidence-based intervention for youth with aggressive behaviours called Coping Power. The overall goal of the integration was to increase parental involvement and exposure to the core elements of the Coping Power programme to optimize impact on families and their children. We describe both models, summarize evidence of their efficacy when implemented alone, and provide a rationale for their integration. We also provide case examples to illustrate the implementation of the integrated programme in schools as well as feasibility data to support its continued study and implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-219
Number of pages12
JournalAdvances in School Mental Health Promotion
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012


  • Integrated models
  • Parent engagement
  • Parent management training
  • School-based prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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