Parenting and problem behaviors in children of substance abusing parents
Article first published online: 11 OCT 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. © 2012 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 231–239, November 2013
How to Cite
Burlew, A. K., Johnson, C., Smith, S., Sanders, A., Hall, R., Lampkin, B. and Schwaderer, M. (2013), Parenting and problem behaviors in children of substance abusing parents. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 18: 231–239. doi: 10.1111/camh.12001
- Issue published online: 11 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 11 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 AUG 2012
- COSAPS. Grant Number: 1-SPO-8224
- Children of Substance Abusing Parents;
- internalizing behaviors;
- externalizing behaviors;
- parental stress;
- parent-child interactions;
- parental influences;
- at-risk youth;
- problem behaviors
This study examined parenting practices, parental stress, and problem behaviors among urban Children of Substance Abusing Parents.
One hundred and seven children completed the Child Rating Scale and the Children's Depression Inventory. Parents completed the Parenting Practices Scale-Parent Version, Parenting Stress Index, and internalizing and externalizing scales on the Parent Observation of Classroom Adaptation.
Structural Equation Modeling findings support an indirect effects pathway in which unfavorable parenting practices predict parental stress and parental stress predicts internalizing and externalizing behaviors.
The results argue for assessing parental stress and including activities to improve the parent-child bond in family intervention programs.