The Development and Evaluation of a Pilot Education Program for Parents of At-Promise Adolescents
Lane, Kara Kennedy
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The present study evaluated the impact of a pilot social problem-solving training program for parents of adolescents. The study compared grade point average (GPA) and office referral outcomes for adolescents whose parents attended the social problem solving training with those students whose parents did not attend the program. Program evaluation questions further examined the effects of parent attendance on student outcomes, the enhancement of parent social problem solving knowledge, parent satisfaction with the program, and treatment integrity. Overall, results indicated that no significant differences in GPA and office referral data existed for students whose parents attended the training program compared to students whose parents did not attend the program. Analysis of student office referral outcomes using single subject design methods yielded similar results. Parent attendance appeared to have no significant effect on student outcomes. Parents were highly satisfied with the training program, and the program was implemented with integrity.