IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

The efficacy of a short cognitive–behavioral parent program in the treatment of externalizing behavior disorders in Romanian foster care children: Building parental emotion-regulation through unconditional self- and child-acceptance strategies

Listed author(s):
  • Gaviţa, Oana A.
  • David, Daniel
  • Bujoreanu, Simona
  • Tiba, Alexandru
  • Ionuţiu, Dafina R.
Registered author(s):

    Foster children manifest a high incidence of externalizing behavior disorders compared with children from the general population and these problems are associated with unplanned disruptions in foster care placement. This study is a randomized trial (Treatment vs. Waiting list) for investigating the efficacy of a short enhanced cognitive–behavioral group parenting program delivered to Romanian foster parents (N=97) for reducing externalizing behavior disorders in foster children, increasing placement stability, and reducing foster parents' emotional distress. Results supported the efficacy of the program, as compared to the waiting list, in treating child behavior problems and reducing parental emotional distress, but no differences were found regarding placement stability between the two groups. Implications of the findings are discussed in terms of designing and delivering viable parent interventions aimed at reducing externalizing disorders in foster children and unplanned placement disruptions.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Children and Youth Services Review.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 7 ()
    Pages: 1290-1297

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:34:y:2012:i:7:p:1290-1297
    DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.03.001
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    in new window

    1. Oosterman, Mirjam & Schuengel, Carlo & Wim Slot, N. & Bullens, Ruud A.R. & Doreleijers, Theo A.H., 2007. "Disruptions in foster care: A review and meta-analysis," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 53-76, January.
    2. repec:aph:ajpbhl:10.2105/ajph.71.7.706_3 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Petra, Megan & Kohl, Patricia, 2010. "Pathways Triple P and the child welfare system: A promising fit," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 32(4), pages 611-618, April.
    4. Dorsey, Shannon & Farmer, Elizabeth M.Z. & Barth, Richard P. & Greene, Kaylin M. & Reid, John & Landsverk, John, 2008. "Current status and evidence base of training for foster and treatment foster parents," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 30(12), pages 1403-1416, December.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:34:y:2012:i:7:p:1290-1297. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dana Niculescu)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.