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October 2008Vol. 9, No. 8Behavioral Parent Training

Two articles in Research on Social Work Practice examined whether 30 hours of Behavioral Parent Training resulted in changes in caregiver skills for the Florida foster parents and other caregivers who participated. Overall results show partial maintenance of skills 8 to 35 months following the initial training. A 6-hour booster training was effective for skills that had not been maintained. Results also show variability in individual skill scores, suggesting idiosyncratic differences with regard to initial training, maintenance, and booster training.

To find out more about the Behavioral Parent Training program in Florida, visit the University of South Florida Child & Family Studies website:

To access the articles, visit the Sage Publications website: