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Parental intervention program: development and evaluation of its effects

Grant number: 12/17606-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2013
Effective date (End): March 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Public Health
Principal Investigator:Adriana Marcassa Tucci
Grantee:Lis Caroline Martins
Host Institution: Instituto de Saúde e Sociedade (ISS). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Baixada Santista. Santos , SP, Brazil


Intervention with parents and/or caregivers is essential to a child's development, since their behavior brings consequences and contributes in shaping the patterns of relationships and social skills of them. The objective of this study is to develop and evaluate the effects of a Parental Educational Skills Program, aiming to prevent the occurrence of violence against children and promote learning parenting skills. It is a study that is characterized as exploratory and qualitative in nature, however, it also be used for quantitative tools and analysis for greater understanding of the problem to be investigated. It will be performed two groups, one experimental and one control. Each group will consist of eight to ten parents aged more than 18 years old, whose children have ties to the institution where data collection will occur and those who in the pre-test be detected discipline and/or social skills problems. Both groups will undergo evaluation in the pre-trial intervention, post-intervention and follow-up after three months of the end of the intervention. During the intervention, parents will receive information about basic parenting skills, such as rewards management, control of stress because of their children behavior, differential attention, setting limits, communication skills and problem solving. Parents and/or caregivers who agree to participate in the study and consented to children participation, will sign up the Instrument of Consent (IC). It is hoped that the study will contribute to the prevention of child maltreatment, as well as for the deployment of parenting interventions in public health system, aiming to prevent this. (AU)

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