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Family Strengthening, Childhood

  • Larry E. Dumka

Abstract

This entry focuses on empirically based family strengthening interventions aimed at improving aspects of family members’ interactions with children aged 5–12, and that have been shown to prevent or ameliorate negative developmental outcomes in children (e.g., conduct problems, academic failure, substance abuse, and high risk sex) and to promote positive ones. This focus includes interventions that target parents or adult caretakers only, typically termed “parenting” programs, and interventions that involve both parents and children and interactions between them, called “family” approaches (Kumpfer, 1999).

Keywords

Parent Training Interparental Conflict Behavioral Parent Training Intervention Developer Fast Track Program 
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