PRO-Parenting Project (Partnerships in Research for Optimizing Parenting Project)
Behavioral problems and co-occurring parenting stress are common problems in children with DD and their families, yet parenting stress is almost never directly addressed in behavioral interventions for these families. This research tests the benefit of addressing this issue through mindfulness (the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment) prior to delivering behavioral parent training in order to more effectively reduce child behavior problems once the intervention is delivered. It also investigates the mechanisms through which intervention outcomes occur.
Dr. Laura Lee McIntyre(Co-PI)