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A motivational intervention can improve retention in PCIT for low-motivation child welfare clients.

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Chaffin, M; Valle, LA; Funderburk, B; Gurwitch, R; Silovsky, J; Bard, D; McCoy, C; Kees, M
Published in: Child Maltreat
November 2009

A motivational orientation intervention designed to improve parenting program retention was field tested versus standard orientation across two parenting programs, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and a standard didactic parent training group. Both interventions were implemented within a frontline child welfare parenting center by center staff. Participants had an average of six prior child welfare referrals, primarily for neglect. A double-randomized design was used to test main and interaction effects. The motivational intervention improved retention only when combined with PCIT (cumulative survival = 85% vs. around 61% for the three other design cells). Benefits were robust across demographic characteristics and participation barriers but were concentrated among participants whose initial level of motivation was low to moderate. There were negative effects for participants with relatively high initial motivation. The findings suggest that using a motivational intervention combined with PCIT can improve retention when used selectively with relatively low to moderately motivated child welfare clients.

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Child Maltreat

DOI

EISSN

1552-6119

Publication Date

November 2009

Volume

14

Issue

4

Start / End Page

356 / 368

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Urban Population
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Self Efficacy
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Psychotherapy, Group
  • Patient Dropouts
  • Parenting
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Motivation
 

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Chaffin, M., Valle, L. A., Funderburk, B., Gurwitch, R., Silovsky, J., Bard, D., … Kees, M. (2009). A motivational intervention can improve retention in PCIT for low-motivation child welfare clients. Child Maltreat, 14(4), 356–368. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559509332263
Chaffin, Mark, Linda Anne Valle, Beverly Funderburk, Robin Gurwitch, Jane Silovsky, David Bard, Carol McCoy, and Michelle Kees. “A motivational intervention can improve retention in PCIT for low-motivation child welfare clients.Child Maltreat 14, no. 4 (November 2009): 356–68. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559509332263.
Chaffin M, Valle LA, Funderburk B, Gurwitch R, Silovsky J, Bard D, et al. A motivational intervention can improve retention in PCIT for low-motivation child welfare clients. Child Maltreat. 2009 Nov;14(4):356–68.
Chaffin, Mark, et al. “A motivational intervention can improve retention in PCIT for low-motivation child welfare clients.Child Maltreat, vol. 14, no. 4, Nov. 2009, pp. 356–68. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/1077559509332263.
Chaffin M, Valle LA, Funderburk B, Gurwitch R, Silovsky J, Bard D, McCoy C, Kees M. A motivational intervention can improve retention in PCIT for low-motivation child welfare clients. Child Maltreat. 2009 Nov;14(4):356–368.
Journal cover image

Published In

Child Maltreat

DOI

EISSN

1552-6119

Publication Date

November 2009

Volume

14

Issue

4

Start / End Page

356 / 368

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Urban Population
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Self Efficacy
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Psychotherapy, Group
  • Patient Dropouts
  • Parenting
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Motivation