The efficacy of conjoint behavioral consultation in the home setting

Outcomes and mechanisms in rural communities

Susan M Sheridan, Amanda L. Witte, Shannon R. Holmes, Chao Rong Wu, Sonya A. Bhatia, Samantha R. Angell

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This study reports the results of a randomized controlled trial examining the effect of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation (CBC), a family-school partnership intervention, on children's behaviors, parents' skills, and parent-teacher relationships in rural community and town settings. Participants were 267 children, 267 parents, and 152 teachers in 45 Midwestern schools. Using an Intent to Treat approach and data analyzed within a multilevel modeling framework, CBC yielded promising results for some but not all outcomes. Specifically, children participating in CBC experienced decreases in daily reports of aggressiveness, noncompliance, and temper tantrums; and increases in parent-reported adaptive skills and social skills at a significantly greater pace than those in a control group. Other outcomes (e.g., parent reports of internalizing and externalizing behaviors) suggested a nonsignificant effect at post-test. CBC parents reported using more effective parenting strategies, gaining more competence in their problem-solving practices, and feeling more efficacious for helping their child succeed in school than parents in the control group. Parents participating in CBC also reported significant improvements in the parent-teacher relationship, and the parent-teacher relationship mediated the effect of CBC on children's adaptive skills. Implications for practice in rural communities, study limitations, and directions for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-101
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of School Psychology
Volume62
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

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Randomized Controlled Trials
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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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The efficacy of conjoint behavioral consultation in the home setting : Outcomes and mechanisms in rural communities. / Sheridan, Susan M; Witte, Amanda L.; Holmes, Shannon R.; Wu, Chao Rong; Bhatia, Sonya A.; Angell, Samantha R.

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Sheridan, Susan M ; Witte, Amanda L. ; Holmes, Shannon R. ; Wu, Chao Rong ; Bhatia, Sonya A. ; Angell, Samantha R. / The efficacy of conjoint behavioral consultation in the home setting : Outcomes and mechanisms in rural communities. In: Journal of School Psychology. 2017 ; Vol. 62. pp. 81-101.
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