Connect Parent Group Model & Evidence

Research and program evaluation are integral parts of the Connect Parent Program. Ongoing program evaluation procedures are crucial to maintaining program integrity and ensuring continued assessment of program effectiveness. Program evaluation must be completed for every Connect group.

Rooth, H., Forinder, U., Piuva, K. and Söderbäck, M. (2017). An Assessment of Two Parenting Training Manuals Used in Swedish Parenting Interventions. Child Soc. doi:10.1111/chso.12220 Click Here

Osman F., Flacking R., Schön U., Klingberg-Allvin M., (2017). A Support Program for Somali-born Parents on Children’s Behavioral Problems. Pediatrics,  DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-2764 Click Here

Moretti, M. M., Pasalich, D. S., & O’Donnell, K. A., (2017). Connect: An attachment based program for parents and teens. In H. Steele & M. Steele. (Eds), Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions (First Ed.). New York, NY, USA: Guilford Publications.

Giannotta, F. f., Ortega, E., & Stattin, H. (2013). An Attachment Parenting Intervention to Prevent Adolescents’ Problem Behaviors: A Pilot Study in Italy.Child & Youth Care Forum, 42(1), 71-85. doi:10.1007/s10566-012-9189-3 Click here 

Högström, J., Olofsson, V., Özdemir, M. et al. (2016). Two-Year Findings from a National Effectiveness Trial: Effectiveness of Behavioral and Non-Behavioral Parenting Programs. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi:10.1007/s10802-016-01780 Click here

Moretti, M.M., Obsuth, I., Craig, S.G., & Bartolo, T. (2015). An attachment-based intervention for parents of adolescents at risk: Mechanisms of change. Attachment and Human Development, 18, 1-17. doi10.1080/14616734.2015.1006383. Click here

Stattin, H., Enebrink, P., Özdemir, M., & Giannotta, F. (2015). A national evaluation of parenting programs in Sweden: The short-term effects using an RCT effectiveness design. Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology, 83(6), 1069-1084. doi:10.1037/a0039328

Moretti, M. M., Obsuth, I., Mayseless, O., & Scharf, M. (2012). Shifting internal parent-child representations among caregivers of teens with serious behaviour problems: An attachment-based approach. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 5, 191-204. Click here

Moretti, M., & Obsuth, I. (2009). Effectiveness of an attachment-focused manualized intervention for parents of teens at risk for aggressive behaviour: The Connect Program. Journal of Adolescence, 32(6), 1347-1357.Click here

Moretti, M. M., Holland, R., Moore, K., & McKay, S. (2004). An attachment based parenting program for caregivers of severely conduct disordered adolescents: Preliminary findings. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work. Click here

Moretti, M. M., & Peled, M. (2004). Adolescent-parent attachment: Bonds that support healthy development. Pediatrics & Child Health9(8), 551-555. Click here