The chicago parent program: Comparing 1-year outcomes for african american and latino parents of young children

Susan M. Breitenstein, Deborah Gross, Louis Fogg, Alison Ridge, Christine Garvey, Wrenetha Julion, Sharon Tucker

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Abstract

Data were merged from two prevention randomized trials testing 1-year outcomes of a parenting skills program, the Chicago Parent Program (CPP) and comparing its effects for African-American (n=291) versus Latino (n=213) parents and their preschool children. Compared to controls, intervention parents had improved self-efficacy, used less corporal punishment and more consistent discipline, and demonstrated more positive parenting. Intervention children had greater reductions in behavior problems based on parent-report, teacher-report, and observation. Although improvements from the CPP were evident for parents in both racial/ethnic groups, Latino parents reported greater improvements in their children's behavior and in parenting self-efficacy but exhibited greater decreases in praise. Findings support the efficacy of the CPP for African American and Latino parents and young children from low-income urban communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-489
Number of pages15
JournalResearch in Nursing and Health
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Child behavior problems
  • Parent training
  • Preschool
  • Race/ethnicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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