Group Behavioural Parent Training (BPT) for Children with Disruptive Behaviour Disorders

Group behavioural parent training for children with disruptive behaviour disorders refers to interventions that involve psycho-education and teaching parents behaviour management techniques. Techniques for parents to use with their children include reinforcement, teacher correspondence, reward systems, “time-out” and routine building. Sessions involve a mixture of educational instruction, role-playing and live or videotaped modelling. Interventions typically take place weekly for one-hour and run for 8–16 weeks. Trained therapists facilitate the group sessions in a range of locations (e.g. school or community centre). An example is the Triple P Positive Parenting Programme.

Target group Children aged 4-11 with disruptive behaviour disorders
Focus of intervention
    Level of intervention
    • Indicated prevention
    • Treatment
    Outcomes affected
    • Good behaviour
    Impact of intervention

    Disruptive behaviour disorder symptoms: -0.67*

    *statistically significant at p<0.05

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    Risk & protective factors targeted

    Cost-benefit analysis

    Source of benefits

    Contact information
    Local authorities running the intervention in the UK
    • UK-wide

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