The Family Check-Up with high-risk young adolescents: Preventing early-onset substance use by parent monitoring

Thomas J. Dishion, Sarah E. Nelson, Kathryn Kavanagh

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Abstract

The Family Check-Up (FCU) is a brief, family-centered intervention focused on family-management practices. Within the context of a randomly assigned, multilevel family intervention, high-risk youth and families (n = 71) were selected for video-taped home observation that includes an interaction task assessing parent monitoring. Parents in the intervention group were offered annual feedback on the yearly assessment, including their home observation. Using an intention-to-treat design, analyses revealed intervention effects on early-adolescent substance use and observed parent monitoring by the first year of high school (Year 4 of follow-up). As in previous research, parents of high-risk adolescents were observed to decrease monitoring from grades 7 to 9. However, families randomly assigned to the family intervention maintained their monitoring practices. Regression analyses revealed the prevention effect of the FCU on substance use was mediated by changes in parental monitoring. Findings suggest the promise of linking developmental theory with innovation in cognitive behavioral intervention and prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-571
Number of pages19
JournalBehavior Therapy
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Dishion, Thomas J. ; Nelson, Sarah E. ; Kavanagh, Kathryn. / The Family Check-Up with high-risk young adolescents : Preventing early-onset substance use by parent monitoring. In: Behavior Therapy. 2003 ; Vol. 34, No. 4. pp. 553-571.
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