Preventing escalation in problem behaviors with high-risk young adolescents: immediate and 1-year outcomes.

@article{Dishion1995PreventingEI,
  title={Preventing escalation in problem behaviors with high-risk young adolescents: immediate and 1-year outcomes.},
  author={Thomas J. Dishion and David W Andrews},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1995},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={538-48}
}
The study tested alternative intervention strategies to reduce escalation in problem behaviors among high-risk young adolescents (11 to 14 years old). A total of 158 families with young adolescents (male and female) participated in this study. Of these, 119 families were randomly assigned to 1 of the following intervention conditions: (a) parent focus, (b) teen focus, (c) parent and teen focus, (d) self-directed change (materials only). In addition, 39 families of young adolescents were… CONTINUE READING

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