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dc.contributor.authorAkin, Becci A.
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Thomas P
dc.identifier.citationBecci A. Akin, Thomas P. McDonald, Parenting intervention effects on reunification: A randomized trial of PMTO in foster care, Child Abuse & Neglect, Volume 83, 2018, Pages 94-105, ISSN 0145-2134,en_US
dc.description.abstractEvidence-supported parenting interventions (ESPIs) have expanded into child welfare because a growing research base has demonstrated positive results among children with serious emotional and behavioral problems. Despite a clear federal policy emphasis on reunification, few randomized trials have tested ESPIs with biological families of children in foster care; even fewer studies have investigated the distal outcomes of ESPIs. The aim of the current study was to examine the effects of Parent Management Training, Oregon (PMTO) model on reunification. Children in foster care with emotional and behavioral problems were randomized to in-home PMTO (n=461) or services as usual (SAU) (n=457). Cox regression models tested whether children in the PMTO group achieved higher rates of reunification. We applied life tables data for integrals calculations to estimate days saved in foster care. Analyses were conducted as intent-totreat (ITT), and per protocol analysis (PPA). ITT results showed reunification rates were 6.9% higher for the PMTO group (62.7%) than the SAU group (55.8%) with 151 days saved per typical child. PPA indicated that intervention completion strengthened effects as PMTO completers’ reunification rates (69.5%) were 13.7% higher than the SAU group (55.8%), and were 15.3% higher than non-completers (54.2%). Days saved were also greater for completers as compared to the SAU group (299 days) and non-completers (358 days). Overall, findings suggest that an inhome parenting intervention positively affected reunification as delivered to biological parents of children and youth in foster care with serious emotional and behavioral problems. Implications and future considerations for research are discussed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipU.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under grant number 90-CT-0152.en_US
dc.rights© 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectparenting interventionen_US
dc.subjectrandomized trialen_US
dc.subjectfoster careen_US
dc.titleParenting intervention effects on reunification: A randomized trial of PMTO in foster careen_US
kusw.kuauthorAkin, Becci, A.
kusw.kudepartmentSocial Welfareen_US
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, publisher versionen_US
kusw.oapolicyThis item meets KU Open Access policy criteria.en_US

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