The present study aim to evaluate the eficacy of the ACT Parents Raising Safe Kids Program for prevention of type universal childhood maltreatment in the family context. The sample will be composed of 48 families (a mother and a member of the family) with child at 4- to 8-year-old, enrolled in the Family Health Program (FMRP-USP) which will be randomly divided into two groups (A and B). The design will be a cross-over randomized controlled trial study. The procedure involves three phases of evaluation and intervention (ACT Program). The mothers of group A will follow the following schedule: a) 1st evaluation (pre-intervention), b) intervention, c) 2nd evaluation (post-intervention) and d) 3rd evaluation, after three months of end of the intervention (follow-up). Mothers Group B will do the following schedule: a) 1st evaluation, b) 2nd evaluation, after eight weeks of the completion of the 1st evaluation, c) intervention and d) 3rd evaluation (post-intervention). The 1st and 2nd evaluations of both groups will be held during the same period, while the Group A performs the intervention Group B waits. Mothers will answer the following tools: ACT Evaluation, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) to assess the child's behavior, Vital Events Scale, Economic Classification Criterion Brazil, SCID/Non-Patient and a Questionnaire about the relations of the mother with her family. The member of the family will participate in the three phases of evaluation, answering the questionnaire about the child's behavior (SDQ). The statistical analyses comprised a descriptive statistical analysis, a between group comparison (AXB), with the Student's t-test for independent samples, and whithin group comparison (Pre-intervention X Post-Intervention X Follow-up), with ANOVA with post-hoc paired t-Student test and Bonferroni correction.
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