THE EFFECTS OF THE EFFECTIVE BLACK PARENTING PROGRAM ON THE PARENTING PRACTICES OF PARENTS OF PRESCHOOLERS
Wessel, Diane E.
Randolph, Suzanne M
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The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the Effective Black Parenting intervention on the parenting practices of African American parents with children in preschool. Although studies have previously examined the relationship between parent education programs and parenting, few studies have been conducted with at-risk African Americans. This study proposes a secondary analysis of data from the larger study entitled, "Fostering Resiliency in At-Risk African American Children." These data were used to evaluate the Effective Black Parenting (EBP) program, which was adapted and implemented with 33 parents in the urban Washington, DC area, who had a child in Head Start. In addition, 31 parents served as the comparison group in a quasi-experimental design. Analyses revealed that following the program, the intervention group demonstrated more use of positive control and less use of spanking than the comparison group. Programmatic implications and future directions for research are presented.