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The Chicago Parent Program: Comparing 1-Year Outcomes for African American and Latino Parents of Young Children

NCJ Number
Research in Nursing & Health Volume: 35 Issue: 5 Dated: 2012 Pages: 475-489
Date Published
15 pages

The authors analyze the data from one-year outcomes of the Chicago Parenting Program, to determine its impacts on participants’ parenting skills such as self-efficacy and discipline tactics.


Data were merged from two prevention randomized trials testing one-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. Publisher Abstract Provided

Date Published: January 1, 2012