What are the essential components of parenting interventions for reducing child maltreatment and child behavioural problems?

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Funded by: UBS Optimus Foundation

Project outline

A series of systematic and narrative reviews of different approaches to understanding and analysing the essential components of parenting interventions. It aims to identify which parenting content and delivery components are actually effective for reducing disruptive child behaviour and child maltreatment. 

  • Vlahovicova, K., Melendez-Torres, G.J., Leijten, P. Knerr, W & Gardner, F. (2017) Parenting programs for the prevention of child physical abuse recurrence: a systematic review and meta-analysisClinical Child & Family Psychology Review.   Open access: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10567-017-0232-7
  • Leijten, P., Gardner, F., Melendez-Torres, G.J., Knerr, W., & Overbeek, G. (2017). Why children comply: multilevel meta-analysis of how parenting behavior shapes child compliance. Under review.
  • Leijten, P., Melendez-Torres, Gardner, F., van Aar, J., Schulz, S., & Overbeek, G. (2017). Are relationship building and behavior management skills the ‘golden couple’ for modifying disruptive child behavior? Child Development. Invited submission, under review.
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