This study examined the effects of Parent Management Training, Oregon (PMTO) model on parenting effectiveness and caregiver functioning.
Children in foster care with emotional and behavioral problems were randomized to PMTO (n = 461) or services as usual (n = 457) in a nonblinded study design. Using an intent-to-treat approach, analysis of covariance models tested the intervention's overall effect and time interactions for parenting and caregiver functioning. Additional analyses were conducted to identify significant predictors of outcomes.
PMTO did not significantly affect parenting practices; however, positive effects were observed on caregiver functioning in mental health (odds ratio [OR] = 2.01), substance use (OR = 1.67), social supports (OR = 2.37), and readiness for reunification (OR = 1.64). While no time interactions were detected, several child, parent, and case characteristics were associated with improvements in 6-month outcomes.
This study extends evidence on PMTO to biological families of children in foster care, including those with older youth.
|Journal||Research on Social Work Practice|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- parent training intervention
- evidence-based intervention
- randomized trial
- foster care
- social-emotional well-being
- EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTION
- CHILD INTERACTION THERAPY
- BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS
- FORMATIVE EVALUATION
- CONDUCT PROBLEMS
- INCREDIBLE YEARS