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Psychosocial Intervention

On-line version ISSN 2173-4712Print version ISSN 1132-0559


ANDRE PEDRO, Maria Eduarda; PISANI ALTAFIM, Elisa Rachel  and  MARTINS LINHARES, Maria Beatriz. ACT Raising Safe Kids Program to promote positive maternal parenting practices in different socioeconomic contexts. Psychosocial Intervention [online]. 2017, vol.26, n.2, pp.63-72. ISSN 2173-4712.

The present study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the ACT - Raising Safe Kids Program in different socioeconomic contexts. The sample included 64 mothers of children aged 3-8 years, and 64 other caregivers, divided into three groups according to family socioeconomic level and type of school of the children (C-Public, B-Public and B-Private). The maternal parenting practices and behavior of the children were evaluated pre- and post-intervention with the ACT Program in group. Regardless of the socioeconomic level of the families and the type of school of the children, the ACT Program was effective in improving maternal parenting practices and behavior of the children, according to the perception of the mothers and other caregivers. The findings demonstrate the validity of the ACT Program in Brazilian context for socioeconomic levels B and C and public and private schools.

Keywords : Parenting practices; Intrafamilial violence; Preventive intervention; Socioeconomic level; Child behavior.

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