A drug addicted parent, knowingly or unknowingly, can cause serious harm to children. The impressionable minds of young children are vulnerable to damage that can seriously affect their future life. Parental drug and alcohol abuse can affect the health of children in more than one way- Domestic violence Even though no conclusive link has been established between parental drug abuse and domestic violence, many such cases are reported in families where one of the parents abuse drugs or alcohol. Domestic violence can hamper the overall development of children.
PUP is a home-based treatment intervention that is delivered on a weekly basis over a period of 3—4 months. During the weekly sessions, parents are taught skills to help them with child management and how to build solid relationships with their children and with their partners.
Participants in the program are also taught how to gain greater control over their emotional state and reduce the likelihood that they will relapse to drug or alcohol use. Additional case management was also provided to the PUP participants on an as-needed basis.
A total of 64 families were randomized into either the PUP group, the brief intervention group, or the standard treatment group. Participants assigned to the brief intervention group received two sessions of parent training delivered by therapists in the clinic.
Participants assigned to the standard treatment group received the regular treatment that was provided by the methadone clinic. Findings from the randomized controlled trial found that families assigned to the PUP program had a significantly greater improvement in family functioning and a significantly decreased likelihood of child abuse compared to families assigned to receive either the brief intervention or the The effects of parental abuse of methadone treatment.
Additionally, the children of PUP participants had significantly greater reductions in problem behaviors over time as measured by the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, which includes the subscales of emotional symptoms, conduct problems, hyperactivity, peer problems, and pro-social behavior.
Parents participating in this study were randomly assigned to receive either the FOF program or standard methadone treatment. In addition to the standard methadone treatment, the FOF program included parenting skills training and home-based case management services.
The parenting skills training consisted of 53 sessions of training that were delivered in a group setting with 6—10 families. The children took part in 12 of the sessions to allow the parents to practice using new parenting skills. Findings from this initial evaluation revealed that, compared to standard methadone treatment, the FOF program was significantly more effective in reducing parental drug abuse and improving parenting skills during a month follow-up period.
With regard to outcomes among the children, there were no significant differences in drug use and delinquency between children of parents assigned to the FOF and the children of parents assigned to standard methadone treatment.
However, the trends favored the children with parents assigned to the FOF group. Furthermore, findings from the year follow-up of this sample found that the male children of the FOF participants had a significantly reduced risk of developing a substance abuse disorder compared to male children of parents assigned to standard methadone treatment.
There were no significant differences in drug use among the female children. A total of men were enrolled in the study. The men in this study had to be either married for at least 1 year or living with a significant other for at least 2 years.
They also had to have at least one child living in their household. Participants in all of the groups were expected to attend 32 treatment sessions. Participants in the IBT group attended all of their treatment sessions by themselves.
Participants in the PACT group attended 20 individual-based sessions followed by 12 sessions that included their significant other. However, their significant other did not actively participate in the treatment sessions. In contrast, the significant other of the BCT participant actively participated in the 12 BCT treatment sessions that covered effective communication skills, positive behavioral exchanges between partners, and tools for eliminating verbal and physical aggression between partners.
Parent skills with behavioral couples therapy Lam et al 45 conducted a study to assess whether adding a parenting component to BCT would enhance the positive child outcomes found in the previous evaluation of BCT discussed above. Similar to the previous study, the men in this study had to be either married for at least 1 year or living with a significant other for at least 2 years.
Participants assigned to the PSBCT group attended eight sessions of the standard BCT treatment and four parenting skills training sessions with their significant others.
Participants assigned to the IBT group received 12 individual-based coping skills sessions without their partner present. The findings show that the children of the PSBCT participants showed greater improvements in problem behavior, depression, and anxiety throughout the month follow-up period than the children of the parents assigned to the other two groups.
The children of BCT participants also showed improvements in all of the outcomes immediately after the intervention but the effects for depression and anxiety were not sustained throughout the postintervention follow-up period. The effect sizes ranged from 0.
Recommendations for future areas of research Despite the large literature that examines the impact of parental substance abuse on children, the findings for this review showed that the interventions that have been developed to address this problem would not qualify as an evidence-based program as set forth by the Blueprints registry.
The Blueprints registry was created in at the University of Colorado to identify programs that promote healthy development among youth.
To be considered a model program by the Blueprints registry, programs have to demonstrate effectiveness via empirically based research using an experimental design. Additionally, effects must be sustained for at least 12 months after the intervention has ended, and the findings must be successfully replicated.
In order to ensure that we had some interventions that could be included in this review, we reduced the postintervention follow-up period from 12 months to 6 months and did not require that the findings had to be replicated.
Two of the studies 4854 that were reviewed for this paper met all of the eligibility criteria with the exception of the last criteria ie, intervention had to have a significant impact on at least one child outcome and thus were excluded from this review.It is thus very important to distinguish between parental alienation (which exists in the absence of abuse), and situations of abuse in which a parent is protecting a child from an abusive parent.
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