Abstract

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.

Graduation Date

1988

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Cook, Ida J.

Degree

Master of Arts (M.A.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Applied Sociology

Format

PDF

Pages

71 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0025787

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences

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Sociology Commons

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