Evidence-based parenting programs, such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, have been established as best practices to prevent and treat child conduct problems in young children and maltreatment. However, clinicians frequently faces challenges with engagement when delivering these programs. This talk will provide an overview of evidence-based practices for parents of young children. Strategies to promote engagement with parents will be reviewed. There will be opportunities for practice and discussion
1. Assess children, parents, and family systems who would benefit from evidence-based parenting programs
2. Describe available community referrals for evidence-based parenting programs
3. Describe strategies to address challenges with engagement, including how to promote skill change, home practice of parenting skills, attendance, and retention in care
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CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Barbara Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.