Parental empowerment and child behavioural problems during youth care involvement

H. Damen*, J. W. Veerman, A.A. Vermulst, R. van Pagée, R. Nieuwhoff, R. H. J. Scholte

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine changes in parental empowerment and child behavioural problems during a period of youth care and how changes are related to the kind of services provided. We compared a preservation service that was family‐centred (FCS) with out‐of‐home services that were primarily child‐centred (CCS). The sample consisted of 621 families who were supported by FCS (n = 434) or CCS (n = 137). Information about parental empowerment and child behavioural problems was gathered at the start and end of youth care. Significant changes during treatment were identified with t tests and effect sizes. Significant improvements emerged on all empowerment scales for FCS but only on the behavioural control subscale for CCS. Moreover, significant improvements emerged on all child behavioural scales for both FCS as CCS. Cross‐lagged analysis showed that the kind of service, in favour of FCS, predicted parental empowerment but not child behavioural problems. Parental empowerment and child behavioural problems were negatively related. This paper discusses the potential for parental empowerment and FCS elements in CCS out‐of‐home care and the need for follow‐up research on this subject.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-476
JournalChild & Family Social Work
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Keywords

  • DELIVERY
  • FAMILY EMPOWERMENT
  • HOME
  • METAANALYSIS
  • OUTCOMES
  • RESIDENTIAL CARE
  • STRENGTHS
  • THERAPY
  • child behavioural problems
  • family preservation
  • family-centredness
  • foster care
  • parental empowerment
  • residential care

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Damen, H. ; Veerman, J. W. ; Vermulst, A.A. ; van Pagée, R. ; Nieuwhoff, R. ; Scholte, R. H. J. / Parental empowerment and child behavioural problems during youth care involvement. In: Child & Family Social Work. 2019 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 467-476.
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Damen, H, Veerman, JW, Vermulst, AA, van Pagée, R, Nieuwhoff, R & Scholte, RHJ 2019, 'Parental empowerment and child behavioural problems during youth care involvement', Child & Family Social Work, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 467-476. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12626

Parental empowerment and child behavioural problems during youth care involvement. / Damen, H.; Veerman, J. W. ; Vermulst, A.A.; van Pagée, R.; Nieuwhoff, R.; Scholte, R. H. J.

In: Child & Family Social Work, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2019, p. 467-476.

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