A Multi-Site Study of the ACT Raising Safe Kids Program in Portugal Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Magalhaes, C'atia; Knox PhD, Michele


  • The present study examined outcomes of the ACT-Raising Safe Kids (ACT-RSK) program in central Portugal. ACT-RSK is a family violence and child abuse prevention program for parents and caregivers of young children. Forty-one parents of children aged three to nine years completed the ACT-RSK group program and the research measures. The study took place at three community based agencies, one school, and one shelter in central Portugal. Pre/post-program comparisons indicated that, following completion of the ACT-RSK program, ACT completers had improved parenting behaviors, improved responding to perceived child misbehavior, improved monitoring and limit-setting on children’s media use, and improved knowledge of child development.


publication date

  • 2021

start page

  • 55

end page

  • 64


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