Effects of the ACT Raising Safe Kids parenting program on children’s externalizing problems Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Knox, Michele; Burkhart, Kimberly; Howe, Tasha


  • Eighty-seven parents and primary caregivers of children aged 10 years or younger participated in a study examining the effects of the ACT Raising Safe Kids program on children's behavior. It was hypothesized that children of caregivers who complete ACT-RSK would demonstrate reduced behavior problems compared to children of caregivers in a treatment-asusual comparison group. Results indicated that the behavior of children of treated caregivers improved significantly more than comparisons on a measure of conduct problems. Although further research is needed, these results suggest that ACT-RSK may contribute to the prevention of behavior problems in early childhood.


publication date

  • 2011

published in

start page

  • 491

end page

  • 503


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