Professor Frances Gardner: List of publications

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Combining agribusiness and skillful parenting to reduce the risk of violence against children in rural Tanzania: A small-scale cluster randomized controlled trial

Mixed methods systematic review of a teacher classroom management programme: effectiveness and stakeholders' experiences


What to Teach Parents to Reduce Disruptive Child Behavior: Two Meta-Analyses of Parenting Program Components

Are Relationship Enhancement and Behavior Management "The Golden Couple" for Disruptive Child Behavior? Two Meta-analyses.

Effects of the Family Check-Up on reducing growth in conduct problems from toddlerhood through school age: An analysis of moderated mediation.

The Earlier the Better? Individual Participant Data and Traditional Meta-analysis of Age Effects of Parenting Interventions.

Resilience in high-risk adolescents of mothers with recurrent depressive disorder: The contribution of fathers.

Pathways linking war and displacement to parenting and child adjustment: A qualitative study with Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Multisystemic therapy not superior to management as usual for adolescent antisocial behaviour in an English trial.

Process evaluation of a parenting program for low-income families in south africa

Research Review: Harnessing the power of individual participant data in a meta-analysis of the benefits and harms of the Incredible Years parenting program.

Parenting behaviors that shape child compliance: A multilevel meta-analysis.

Parenting for Lifelong Health: a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial of a non-commercialised parenting programme for adolescents and their families in South Africa.

Development of a Parenting Support Program to Prevent Abuse of Adolescents in South Africa: Findings From a Pilot Pre-Post Study

Randomized controlled trial of a parenting program to reduce the risk of child maltreatment in South Africa.

Erratum to: Parenting Programs for the Prevention of Child Physical Abuse Recurrence: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.


Parenting Programs for the Prevention of Child Physical Abuse Recurrence: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

What are the factors associated with educational achievement for children in kinship or foster care: A systematic review

Incredible Years parenting interventions: current effectiveness research and future directions.

Assessing treatment effect moderation in trials of psychological interventions: a case for individual participant data meta-analysis of pooled trials

The Validation of Macro and Micro Observations of Parent-Child Dynamics Using the Relationship Affect Coding System in Early Childhood.

The Benefits of Early Book Sharing (BEBS) for child cognitive and socio-emotional development in South Africa: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Exploring opportunities for coordinated responses to intimate partner violence and child maltreatment in low and middle income countries: a scoping review.

Does early childhood callous-unemotional behavior uniquely predict behavior problems or callous-unemotional behavior in late childhood?

The long-term effectiveness of the Family Check-Up on school-age conduct problems: Moderation by neighborhood deprivation.

Transporting Evidence-Based Parenting Programs for Child Problem Behavior (Age 3-10) Between Countries: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

A parenting programme to prevent abuse of adolescents in South Africa: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Reducing child abuse amongst adolescents in low- and middle-income countries: A pre-post trial in South Africa.

Integrating Evidence and Context to Develop a Parenting Program for Low-Income Families in South Africa

Transported Versus Homegrown Parenting Interventions for Reducing Disruptive Child Behavior: A Multilevel Meta-Regression Study.

Predictors of Mental Health Resilience in Children who Have Been Parentally Bereaved by AIDS in Urban South Africa.

Preventing child maltreatment in low- and middle-income countries: Parent support programs have the potential to buffer the effects of poverty.

Methods for conducting systematic reviews of risk factors in low- and middle-income countries.

Classroom behaviour management strategies in response to problematic behaviours of primary school children with special educational needs: views of special educational needs coordinators

Parenting and the Family Check-Up: Changes in Observed Parent-Child Interaction Following Early Childhood Intervention.

Factor Structure and Construct Validity of the Parent-Reported Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits Among High-Risk 9-Year-Olds.

Standards of Evidence for Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Scale-up Research in Prevention Science: Next Generation.

Parenting programs

Callous-Unemotional Behavior and Early-Childhood Onset of Behavior Problems: The Role of Parental Harshness and Warmth

Callous-unemotional behavior and early-childhood onset of behavior problems: the role of parental harshness and warmth.

Early Parental Positive Behavior Support and Childhood Adjustment: Addressing Enduring Questions with New Methods.

Erratum to: The family check-up and service use in high-risk families of young children: a prevention strategy with a bridge to community-based treatment.

The family check-up and service use in high-risk families of young children: a prevention strategy with a bridge to community-based treatment.

Protective factors in the development of early child conduct problems.

Disclosure of Financial Conflicts of Interests in Interventions to Improve Child Psychosocial Health: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Early parental positive behavior support and childhood adjustment: Addressing enduring questions with new methods

Erratum to The Family Check-Up and Service Use in High-Risk Families of Young Children: A Prevention Strategy with a Bridge to Community-Based Treatment [Prev Sci, DOI 10.1007/s11121-014-0479-x]

Proactive parenting and children's effortful control: Mediating role of language and indirect intervention effects

Proactive Parenting and Children's Effortful Control: Mediating Role of Language and Indirect Intervention Effects

What are the Risk Factors for Antisocial Behavior Among Low-income Youth in CapeTown?

Income and children's behavioral functioning: a sequential mediation analysis.

Bidirectional Associations Between Parental Warmth, Callous Unemotional Behavior, and Behavior Problems in High-Risk Preschoolers

Bidirectional associations between parental warmth, callous unemotional behavior, and behavior problems in high-risk preschoolers.

Direct and Indirect Effects of the Family Check-Up on Self-Regulation from Toddlerhood to Early School-Age

Direct and indirect effects of the family check-up on self-regulation from toddlerhood to early school-age.

Shared and unique predictors of antisocial and substance use behavior among a nationally representative sample of South African youth

Improving positive parenting skills and reducing harsh and abusive parenting in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review.

Indirect Effects of the Family Check-Up on School-Age Academic Achievement Through Improvements in Parenting in Early Childhood.

The Oxford Implementation Index: a new tool for incorporating implementation data into systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

An evaluation of the parents under pressure programme: a study protocol for an RCT into its clinical and cost effectiveness.

The need for new guidelines to improve the reporting of trials in child and adolescent mental health.

What are the associations between parenting, callous-unemotional traits, and antisocial behavior in youth? A systematic review of evidence.

Dimensions of callousness in early childhood: links to problem behavior and family intervention effectiveness.

Collateral benefits of the family check-up in early childhood: primary caregivers' social support and relationship satisfaction.

Women's perceptions of how pregnancy influences the context of intimate partner violence in Germany.

Transactional sex in South African youth predicted by primary caregiver HIV/AIDS and extreme socio-economic vulnerability: multisite studies

AIDS-orphanhood and caregiver HIV/AIDS sickness status: effects on psychological symptoms in South African youth.

Do harsh and positive parenting predict parent reports of deceitful-callous behavior in early childhood?

Review: group-based behavioural and cognitive-behavioural parenting interventions are effective and cost-effective for reducing early-onset child conduct problems.

Validity of a brief measure of parental affective attitudes in high-risk preschoolers.

The British government's troubled families programme

Parenting Young Children (PARYC): Validation of a Self-Report Parenting Measure.

The British government's Troubled Families Programme.

Persisting mental health problems among AIDS-orphaned children in South Africa

Persisting mental health problems among AIDS-orphaned children in South Africa.

Support from the start: Effective programmes for three to eight year-olds

Trends in parenting: Can they help explain time trends in problem behaviour?

Behavioral control in at-risk toddlers: the influence of the family check-up.

Do historical changes in parent-child relationships explain increases in youth conduct problems?

Families and parenting

Psychometric properties of the child PTSD checklist in a community sample of South African children and adolescents.

Transactional sex amongst AIDS-orphaned and AIDS-affected adolescents predicted by abuse and extreme poverty.

Do changes in parent mental health explain trends in youth emotional problems?

Risk and protective factors for bullying victimization among AIDS-affected and vulnerable children in South Africa.

A longitudinal analysis of parenting practices, couple satisfaction, and child behavior problems.

Who benefits and how does it work? Moderators and mediators of outcome in an effectiveness trial of a parenting intervention.

Analysis and influence of demographic and risk factors on difficult child behaviors.


Parental illness, caregiving factors and psychological distress among children orphaned by acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in South Africa

Moderators of outcome in a brief family-centered intervention for preventing early problem behavior.

Poverty and psychological health among AIDS-orphaned children in Cape Town, South Africa.

Behavioral Problems of Infancy and Preschool Children (0-5)

Use of Structured Interviews and Observational Methods in Clinical Settings

Predictors of Longitudinal Growth in Inhibitory Control in Early Childhood.

Improvements in maternal depression as a mediator of intervention effects on early childhood problem behavior.

Collateral benefits of the Family Check-Up on early childhood school readiness: indirect effects of parents' positive behavior support.

Family intervention effects on co-occurring early childhood behavioral and emotional problems: a latent transition analysis approach.

The relations among cumulative risk, parenting, and behavior problems during early childhood.

The family check-up with high-risk indigent families: preventing problem behavior by increasing parents' positive behavior support in early childhood.

Effects of stigma on the mental health of adolescents orphaned by AIDS.

Cognitive-behavioural interventions for preventing youth gang involvement for children and young people (7-16)

Opportunities provision for preventing youth gang involvement for children and young people (7-16)

Randomized prevention trial for early conduct problems: effects on proactive parenting and links to toddler disruptive behavior.

Psychological distress amongst AIDS-orphaned children in urban South Africa.

Self-reported health status and health-related quality of life of teenagers who were born before 29 weeks' gestational age.

The mental health of children orphaned by AIDS: a review of international and southern African research.

Parenting intervention in Sure Start services for children at risk of developing conduct disorder: pragmatic randomised controlled trial.

Risk and protective factors for psychological well-being of children orphaned by AIDS in Cape Town: a qualitative study of children and caregivers' perspectives.

Maternal attributions and observed maternal behaviour: Are they linked?

Randomised controlled trial of a parenting intervention in the voluntary sector for reducing child conduct problems: outcomes and mechanisms of change.

The psychological well-being of children orphaned by AIDS in Cape Town, South Africa.

The correlates of dyadic synchrony in high-risk, low-income toddler boys.

Randomized trial of a family-centered approach to the prevention of early conduct problems: 2-year effects of the family check-up in early childhood.

Maternal attributions and young children's conduct problems: A longitudinal study

Economic evaluation of ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of developmental hip dysplasia in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The hip trial: psychosocial consequences for mothers of using ultrasound to manage infants with developmental hip dysplasia.

Behavioral and emotional adjustment of teenagers in mainstream school who were born before 29 weeks' gestation.

Health and school performance of teenagers born before 29 weeks gestation.

UK Hip Trial - Reply

The role of mother-child joint play in the early development of children's conduct problems: A longitudinal observational study

Ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of developmental hip dysplasia (UK Hip Trial): clinical and economic results of a multicentre randomised controlled trial.

Locomotor milestones and babywalkers [3] (multiple letters)

Locomotor milestones babywalkers - Potential confounding factors were not measured

Methodological issues in the direct observation of parent-child interaction: do observational findings reflect the natural behavior of participants?

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