Title

Keeping it going: evidence of long-term improvements after implementation of the 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Program

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Bailey, EL, van der Zwan, R, Phelan, TW & Brooks A 2015, 'Keeping it going: evidence of long-term improvements after implementation of the 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Program', Child & Family Behavior Therapy, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 303-320.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07317107.2015.1104776

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This study builds upon a pilot evaluation of the 1-2-3 Magic Program (Bailey, van der Zwan, Phelan, & Brooks, 2012), by investigating its long-term efficacy as a brief parenting intervention for families with a school-aged child. Twelve Australian families participated in a randomized controlled trial, assigned either to a wait-listed control group or to one that received immediate training. Consistent with the pilot evaluation, only families who had received training reported significant improvement in child and parenting behavior at an 8-week follow-up assessment. These improvements were maintained for 12-month posttraining, supporting the long-term efficacy of the 1-2-3 Magic Program for Australian families.