The present study aim to perform the adaptation and to evaluate the effectiveness of ACT Raising Sake Kids Program, in a Brazilian sample from Ribeirão Preto (SP) city, differentiated by socioeconomic level. The sample will comprise 40 mothers and 40 family-caregivers of children at 4-8 years of age; half of those enrolled in public schools and the other half in private schools. Data collection will include three phases, as the following: pre-intervention assessment (Pre-I), ACT intervention and post-intervention assessment (Post-I). In each phase of assessment, one session will be done to interview the mothers individually, using the questionnaire ACT Assessment (parenting style, use of electronic media, child development, and parental behavior) and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire to assess the child's behavior (SDQ). The family-caregivers also will respond individually the SDQ in each phase of evaluation. The ACT intervention will be performed weekly, including 10 mothers in each group, in a total of eight sessions. The descriptive statistical analysis will be performed by the comparison between-groups (participants from private school X public school participants) with the Student's t test and by the within-group analysis (pre intervention X post-intervention) with the t-paired test (continuous variables) and the McNemar test (categorical variables). The Pearson correlation test or Qui-square will be calculated to explore the associations between parenting educational practices and child behavior, respectively, at post-intervention and the life events, sociodemographical characteristics, and the relationships between mothers and their relatives variables. The data will be processed by SPSS (version 19.0) and the level of significance established in the study will be pd 0.05. It is expected that the ACT program will be effective in improving the positive parental practices adopted in the study and in decreasing violent and inappropriate parental educational practices, beyond the reduction of behavioral problems in children after the intervention.
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