publication . Article . 2006

The Strengthening Washington D.C. Families Project: A Randomized Effectiveness Trial of Family-Based Prevention

Veronica Puryear; Denise C. Gottfredson; Denise C. Gottfredson; Denise C. Gottfredson; Myriam Vilmenay; David B. Wilson; Karol L. Kumpfer; Danielle Polizzi-Fox; Danielle Polizzi-Fox; Penny Beatty;
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  • Published: 22 Mar 2006 Journal: Prevention Science, volume 7, pages 57-74 (issn: 1389-4986, eissn: 1573-6695, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
The Strengthening Washington DC Families Project (SWFP) examined implementation fidelity and effectiveness when a selective, evidence-based prevention program was implemented with a sample of 715 predominantly African American families across multiple settings in an urban area. Using a true experimental design, this study reports on the differential effectiveness of four conditions (child skills training only, parent skills training only, parent and child skills training plus family skills training, and minimal treatment controls) in reducing child antisocial behavior and its precursors. Major challenges with recruitment and retention of participants and uneven ...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health psychology, Clinical psychology, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Parent training, Psychology, Family based, African american, Prevention science, Skills training, Implementation fidelity
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