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Reducing Problem Behaviors in Children: 5 Effective Parenting Programs
Medical News Today
December 20, 2013

University of Washington researchers evaluated about 20 parenting programs and found five that are especially effective at helping parents and children at all risk levels avoid adolescent behavior problems that affect not only individuals, but entire communities. "With these programs, you see marked decreases in drug use, reduced aggression, reduced depression and anxiety, and better mental health," said Kevin Haggerty, assistant director of the UW's Social Development Research Group in the School of Social Work. The researchers hope policymakers will pay attention to these and other scientifically-tested programs as they discuss investments in child and adolescent resources.

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Keywords: parenting, parents, children, problem, behavior, strategy, program, aggression, depression, anxiety, mental, health, drug, use, adolescent

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