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Effects of Culturally Adapted Parent Management Training on Latino Youth Behavioral Health Outcomes

NCJ Number
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology Volume: 73 Issue: 4 Dated: 2005 Pages: 841-51
Date Published
11 pages

The authors present their evaluation of the implementation feasibility and efficacy of a culturally adapted Parent Management Training intervention for Latino families of middle-school children who are at-risk for problem behaviors; the paper discusses the research methodology and outcomes.


This paper describes a randomized experimental test of the implementation feasibility, and the efficacy of a culturally adapted Parent Management Training intervention was conducted with a sample of 73 Spanish-speaking Latino parents with middle-school-aged youth who were considered at risk for problem behaviors. The authors evaluated intervention feasibility through weekly parent satisfaction ratings, intervention participation and attendance, and overall program satisfaction; and they evaluated intervention effects by examining changes in parenting and youth adjustment for the intervention and control groups between baseline and intervention termination approximately five months later. Findings provided strong evidence for the feasibility of delivering the intervention in a larger community context. The intervention produced benefits in both parenting outcomes (i.e., general parenting, skill encouragement, overall effective parenting) and youth outcomes (i.e., aggression, externalizing, likelihood of smoking and use of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs). Differential effects of the intervention were based on youth nativity status. Publisher Abstract Provided

Date Published: January 1, 2005