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Grant number: 12/25293-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): May 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Psychological Treatment and Prevention
Principal researcher:Maria Beatriz Martins Linhares
Grantee:Elisa Rachel Pisani Altafim
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/21721-3 - Relationships between parenting practices and child behavior: examining the effects of maternal contextual and child factors, BE.EP.DR


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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Scientific publications (8)
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HOWE, TASHA R.; KNOX, MICHELE; PISANI ALTAFIM, ELISA R.; LINHARES, MARIA BEATRIZ M.; NISHIZAWA, NAHOKO; FU, TRISTA JUHSIN; LEAO CAMARGO, ANA P.; REYES ORMENO, GABRIELA I.; MARQUES, TERESA; BARRIOS, LUISA; et al. International child abuse prevention: insights from ACT Raising Safe Kids. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH, v. 22, n. 4, SI, p. 194-200, . (12/25293-8, 15/21721-3)
PISANI ALTAFIM, ELISA RACHEL; ANDRE PEDRO, MARIA EDUARDA; MARTINS LINHARES, MARIA BEATRIZ. Effectiveness of ACT Raising Safe Kids Parenting Program in a developing country. CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES REVIEW, v. 70, p. 315-323, . (12/25293-8, 13/24655-6, 15/21721-3)
PISANI ALTAFIM, ELISA RACHEL; MCCOY, DANA CHARLES; MARTINS LINHARES, MARIA BEATRIZ. Relations between parenting practices, socioeconomic status, and child behavior in Brazil. CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES REVIEW, v. 89, p. 93-102, . (12/25293-8, 15/21721-3)
PISANI ALTAFIM, ELISA RACHEL; MARTINS LINHARES, MARIA BEATRIZ. Preventive intervention for strengthening effective parenting practices: A randomized controlled trial. JOURNAL OF APPLIED DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, v. 62, p. 160-172, . (12/25293-8, 15/21721-3)
ANDRE PEDRO, MARIA EDUARDA; PISANI ALTAFIM, ELISA RACHEL; MARTINS LINHARES, MARIA BEATRIZ. ACT Raising Safe Kids Program to promote positive maternal parenting practices in different socioeconomic contexts. Psychosocial Intervention, v. 26, n. 2, p. 63-72, . (12/25293-8, 13/24655-6)
PISANI ALTAFIM, ELISA RACHEL; MARTINS LINHARES, MARIA BEATRIZ. Universal violence and child maltreatment prevention programs for parents: A systematic review. Psychosocial Intervention, v. 25, n. 1, p. 27-38, . (12/25293-8)
ALTAFIM, ELISA RACHEL P.; MCCOY, DANA C.; LINHARES, MARIA BEATRIZ M.. Unpacking the Impacts of a Universal Parenting Program on Child Behavior. CHILD DEVELOPMENT, v. 92, n. 2, . (15/21721-3, 12/25293-8)
PISANI ALTAFIM, ELISA RACHEL; DE OLIVEIRA, REBECA CRISTINA; MARTINS LINHARES, MARIA BEATRIZ. Maternal History of Childhood Violence in the Context of a Parenting Program. JOURNAL OF CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES, v. 30, n. 1, p. 230-242, . (12/25293-8, 15/21721-3)

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