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dc.contributor.authorAkin, Becci A.
dc.contributor.authorLang, Kyle
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Thomas P.
dc.contributor.authorYan, Yueqi
dc.contributor.authorLittle, Todd
dc.identifier.citationAkin, B. A., Lang, K., McDonald, T. P., Yan, Y., & Little, T. (2018). Randomized Study of PMTO in Foster Care:Six-Month Parent Outcomes. Research on Social Work Practice, 28(7), 810-826.
dc.description.abstractObjective: This study examined the effects of Parent Management Training, Oregon (PMTO) model on parenting effectiveness and caregiver functioning.

Method: 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.

Results: 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.

Conclusion: This study extends evidence on PMTO to biological families of children in foster care, including those with older youth.
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2018, © SAGE Publications.en_US
dc.subjectParent training interventionen_US
dc.subjectEvidence-based interventionen_US
dc.subjectRandomized trialen_US
dc.subjectFoster careen_US
dc.subjectSocial–emotional well-beingen_US
dc.titleRandomized Study of PMTO in Foster Care: Six-Month Parent Outcomesen_US
kusw.kuauthorAkin, Becci
kusw.kuauthorMcDonald, Thomas P.
kusw.kuauthorYan, Yueqi
kusw.kudepartmentSocial Welfareen_US
dc.identifier.orcid 0000-0003-0026-5730en_US
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, author accepted manuscripten_US
kusw.oapolicyThis item meets KU Open Access policy criteria.en_US

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