Accession Number : AD1045935

Title :   SMART Optimization of a Parenting Program for Active Duty Families

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017

Corporate Author : Regents of the University of Minnesota Minneapolis United States

Personal Author(s) : Gewirtz, Abigail

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Report Date : 01 Oct 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The objective of this study is to provide ways to meet the needs of military families experiencing deployments by testing a program to strengthen parenting and family resilience (i.e. children's wellbeing, parents' adjustment, and marital relationships). After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) is a family resilience program which helps parents to be their children's best teachers by providing them with effective positive parenting tools. Prior rigorous research on ADAPT has shown that it benefits service members, their partners, and their children. The program appears to improve parents sense of control, or feelings of confidence in their parenting, and these improvements lead to better observed parenting, children's better adjustment, and less distress among and between parents. Families' needs differ - some parents need or want less intensive or online programs, whereas others may need more intensive or in-person programs; some parents may do better in a group program whereas others may need individual support.

Descriptors :   MILITARY FAMILIES , RESILIENCE , Prevention , Children , CLINICAL TRIALS , ACTIVE DUTY , Deployment

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE