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Partnerships in Research for Optimizing Parenting Project

What is PRO-Parenting?

Developed in collaboration with the University of Oregon, PRO-Parenting is a study testing the effects of a behavioral parent training (BPT) intervention on parenting stress and child behavior problems among families of children with developmental delays. BPT teaches parents how to best deal with their child’s problem behaviors and gives them the tools to be a more effective parent. Participants also receive either a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction or Psychoeducation intervention that we believe may help to further reduce parenting stress and in turn, lead to both immediate and long-term positive effects on child behavioral outcomes.

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If you are interested in getting involved, email our Project Coordinator, Laurel Benjamin:

PRO-Parenting Publications and Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Sanner, C., Benjamin, L. R., Eskander, C., McGregor, H., Preston, A., McIntyre, L. L., & Neece, C. L. (2023). Sibling support and perceived daily hassles in Latino and non-Latino families of children with DD. The Family Journal. 31(1), 1-11.

McIntyre, L. L., Gab, M., Hoskins, J., Tienson, J., & Neece, C. L. (2022). Lessons learned supporting families of young children with disabilities via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Educating the Young Child: The Impact of COVID-19 on Early Childhood Education and Care: International Perspectives, Challenges, and Responses. Springer Nature.

Martin, A.M., Marin, D., McIntyre, L.L., & Neece, C.L. (2022). Familism and Parenting Stress in Latinx Caregivers of Young Children with Developmental Delays. The Family Journal, 30(3), 411-418.

McIntyre, L. L., Neece, C. L., Sanner, C. M., Rodriguez, G., & Safer-Lichtenstein, J. (2022). Telehealth delivery of a behavioral parent training program to Spanish-speaking Latinx parents of young children with developmental delay: Applying an implementation framework approach. School Psychology Review, 51(2), 206-220.

Neece, C.L., McIntyre, L.L, & Fenning, R.M. (2020). Examining the Impact of COVID-19 in Ethnically Diverse Families with Young Children with Developmental Delays. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 64(10), 739-749.

Conference Presentations:

Caldera, L., Chan, N., McIntyre, L. L., & Neece, C. L. (2022). Feasibility, Accessibility, and Acceptability of Online Behavioral Parent Training for Parents of Young Children with Developmental Delay. Poster presented at the ABCT 56th Annual Convention.

Puerta, S., McIntyre, L. L., & Neece, C. L. (2022). Impact of COVID-19 on the Physical Activity of Children with Developmental Delay and Typical Development. Poster presented at the ABCT 56th Annual Convention.

Benjamin, L., Callaci, C., Sanner, C., McIntyre, L. L., & Neece, C. L. (August 2022). Parent Depression and Perception of Children with DD: The Impact of Social Support and Culture. Poster presented at APA Division 33 Convention.

Eskander, C., Benjamin, L., Preston, A., McGregor, H., Sanner, C., McIntyre, L. L., & Neece, C. L. (August 2022).Sibling Support and Perceived Daily Hassles in Latino and non-Latino Families of Children with DD. Poster presented at APA Division 33 Convention.

Preston, A. E., Sanner, C., Krantz, M. L., McIntyre, L. L., Neece, C. (2021, August) Parenting self-efficacy and parenting behaviors in families of young children with DD. Symposium presented at the 2021 American Psychological Association Annual Convention (virtual).

Rodriguez, M. R., Sanner, C. M., McIntyre, L. L., & Neece, C. L. (2021, July). Acquisition and Use of Mindfulness in Latino and Non-Latino Parents of Young Children with DD. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Division 33 Conference.

Chan, N., Callaci, C., Rodriguez, M., Fenning, R. M. & Neece, C. L. (2020, May). Risk correlates of anxiety disorders in three to five year old children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Poster accepted to International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Chan, N., Vejar, M., Callaci, C., Rodriguez, M., & Neece, C. L. (2020, May). Examining the prevalence and symptom profile of anxiety disorders in three to five year old children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Symposium submitted to the 53rd Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Diego, CA.
 

McGregor, H. A., McWhirter, A. C., Sanner, C. M., Neece, C. L., McIntyre, L. L. (2020, August). Parent Inconsistency in Families of Children with DD: Moderating Effect of Parent Praise. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Division 33 128th Annual Meeting in Washington, D. C. (Conference Cancelled; Accepted Virtually)

Preston, A. E., Krantz, M. L., Chan, N, McIntyre, L. L., Neece, C. L. (March, 2019). Increasing parenting self-efficacy and positive parenting behaviors in parents of children with DD after enhanced behavioral parenting training. Poster presented at the 52nd Annual Gatlinburg Conference, San Antonio, TX.

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