This study investigates the effectiveness of a Parent Support Group for parents who have a child who has been sexually abused. Twenty-seven pa rents completed pre- and post-evaluation packages to assess the effectiveness of the group. The Louisville Behavior Checklist, the Mother-Child Relationship Eva l uation, the Parenting Stress Index, an educational assessment form and a subjective evaluation using content analysis were used to test several hypotheses. The results indicated that there were significant decreases in the children's dysfunctional behaviors and an increase of the number of correct answers on the educational assessment. The subjective evaluation appeared to indicate that the parents found the group helpful, rated it highly, learned parenting and coping skills and felt more confident as parents. Recorrrnendations for changing the Parent Support Group are discussed.
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Cook, Ida J.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Winton, Mark A., "Evaluation of a Support Group for Parents Who Have a Sexually Abused Child" (1988). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4359.