A self directed behavioural family intervention with telephone consultations improved toddler behaviour and parenting skills
Q In families with concerns about their toddler’s behaviour, is a self directed behavioural family intervention (SD-BFI), with or without telephone assistance (TA) by a therapist, effective in improving child behaviour and parenting skills?
randomised controlled trial.
Follow up period:
10 weeks, plus 6 months for the 2 intervention groups.
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
126 families with a healthy child 18–36 months of age (mean age 26 mo, 51% boys) who had expressed concerns about the child’s behaviour. Families currently receiving counselling were excluded.
42 families were assigned to SD-BFI and 43 families to TASD-BFI. Both groups received a self administered programme, comprising a workbook on toddler behaviour problems, …