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Temas em Psicologia

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SILVA, Jéssica de Assis  and  WILLIAMS, Lúcia Cavalcanti de Albuquerque. A case study with the ACT raising safe kids parenting program. Temas psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.24, n.2, pp. 743-755. ISSN 1413-389X.

The aim of this paper is to describe a case study of an intervention conducted with a Brazilian mother using the ACT Raising Safe Kids Program - a universal program to prevent violence against children. This study evaluated behavioral aspects of a mother, and her six-year old son in pre-post intervention measures, and follow-up. The mother filled the Brazilian instrument Parental Style Inventory (IEP), as well as the ASEBA (CBCL, ASR and ABCL) prior and after the intervention, and at follow-up; in addition to the ACT Program Assessment Questionnaire after the intervention. The husband filled the CBCL and the ABCL in all the study's phases. Results pointed to a change in parental style after intervention (from "High Average" to "Excellent"). There was agreement between informants about their son's behavior, and disagreement between spouses about mother's behaviors. The fact that the couple decided to separate during the intervention adds challenges to an accurate interpretation of the couple's discrepant results. Studies involving group application of the ACT Program are needed in Brazil.

Keywords : Child abuse; universal prevention; ACT program.

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