Schools and homes in partnership (SHIP): Long-term effects of a preventive intervention focused on social behavior and reading skill in early elementary school

Keith Smolkowski, Anthony Biglan, Manuel Barrera, Ted Taylor, Carol Black, Jason Blair

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This paper reports a randomized controlled trial of the effects of behavioral parenting skills training, social skills training, and supplemental reading instruction on the social behavior of early elementary school children (K through 3). We selected children based on teacher-rated aggressive behavior or reading-skill deficits, delivered the intervention over a 2-year period, and obtained follow-up data for two additional years. The intervention affected only two of eight measures of child functioning-parent daily reports of antisocial behavior and parent ratings of coercive behavior. There was evidence that parents of boys in the intervention condition displayed significantly greater declines in their rated use of coercive discipline than did parents of boys in the control condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-125
Number of pages13
JournalPrevention Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005



  • Children
  • Conduct problems
  • Hispanics
  • Intervention
  • Randomized trial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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