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Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas)

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COELHO, Marilia Velasco  and  MURTA, Sheila Giardini. Parental training in group: an experience report. Estud. psicol. (Campinas) [online]. 2007, vol.24, n.3, pp.333-341. ISSN 0103-166X.

This paper describes an experience of parental training and its effects on positive educational practices, educational social skills and external stressors coping. Five mothers and two fathers attended to a group intervention, consisting of 20 weekly sessions, each one with 90 minutes of length. Behavioral techniques, such as modeling and role playing, were used. The results were evaluated by interviews and checklist and shown an increase of positive educational practices, educational social skills development and healthy coping strategies for external stressors. Besides the positive appraisal on parents' behaviors change, the parents also evaluated positively their children's changes.

Keywords : parental training; educational practice; social skills.

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