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The Efficacy of Parent Training Interventions with Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities

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Department of Human Studies, LUMSA University, Piazza delle Vaschette, 101, 00193 Rome, Italy
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Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, University of Milano, 20122 Milan, Italy
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Department of Philosophy, Social Sciences & Education, University of Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(15), 9685; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159685
Received: 8 July 2022 / Revised: 31 July 2022 / Accepted: 2 August 2022 / Published: 5 August 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Psychological Resilience in Child and Youth Development)
Parenting children with developmental disabilities (DD) can be generally characterized by a considerable psychological burden. The effects on parental and familial psychological well-being and, consequently, on children’s developmental outcomes should not be underestimated, especially in early childhood. The current review aims to advance our understanding of the key factors (e.g., formats, sample characteristics, research design) that characterize parent training interventions, and that could be related to their outcomes, to guide researchers and clinical practitioners to develop and provide efficient programs. Studies were identified via an Internet search from three electronic databases, following PRIMSA guidelines. Studies published until November 2021 were taken into account. The initial search yielded a total of 2475 studies. Among them, 101 studies were fully reviewed. Finally, ten of the studies, which met all the inclusion criteria, formed the basis for this review. Participants’ characteristics, main features of the interventions (i.e., study design, structure, and contents), outcome variables and treatment efficacy were deeply examined and discussed. Key factors of parent training interventions with parents of children affected by DD are enlightened, to guide researchers and clinicians in the design and implementation of tailored specific programs, aimed to sustain parenting and foster children’s developmental outcomes, from early stages of life. View Full-Text
Keywords: parenting; developmental disabilities; infancy; parent training; intervention parenting; developmental disabilities; infancy; parent training; intervention
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Ragni, B.; Boldrini, F.; Mangialavori, S.; Cacioppo, M.; Capurso, M.; De Stasio, S. The Efficacy of Parent Training Interventions with Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 9685. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159685

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Ragni B, Boldrini F, Mangialavori S, Cacioppo M, Capurso M, De Stasio S. The Efficacy of Parent Training Interventions with Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(15):9685. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159685

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Ragni, Benedetta, Francesca Boldrini, Sonia Mangialavori, Marco Cacioppo, Michele Capurso, and Simona De Stasio. 2022. "The Efficacy of Parent Training Interventions with Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 15: 9685. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159685

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