A comparison of three intervention strategies in meeting specific personal and parenting needs: of child-abusing parents

dc.contributor.advisorOsborne, Gerald E.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDisch, James G.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEdwards, Donald D.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHill, Howard D., III
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHochschild, Robert M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberProff, Fred C.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWard, G. Robert
dc.creatorMahlstedt, Patricia Payne
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of three intervention strategies— I. an Individual or Couples Counseling Strategy; II. an Ongoing, Unstructured Discussion Group; and III. an Experiential/Goal-Oriented Group— in meeting specific personal and parenting needs of child-abusing parents. The determination of these needs was based on theoretical and empirical studies of child abuse, and they fell into two main categories: personal needs and parenting needs. The personal needs were to develop a sense of identity and self-worth, to develop a sense of affiliation, and to learn ways of problem-solving. The parenting needs were to understand the child's behavior, to accept the child's behavior and feelings, to trust the child, to learn how to express personal feelings to the child, and to develop confidence as a parent. [...]
dc.description.departmentEducation, College of
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dc.titleA comparison of three intervention strategies in meeting specific personal and parenting needs: of child-abusing parents
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thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Education
thesis.degree.departmentEducation, College of
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Education


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