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.

Connect Parent Group Model & Evidence


Ozturk, Y., Moretti, M., & Barone, L. (2019). Brain activation for effort in human learning: A critical and systematic review of fMRI studies. International Journal of Psychology & Psychological Therapy19(1). 


Ozturk, Y., Cirioni, E., Milone, A., Polidori, L., Ruglioni, L., Moretti, M., & Barone, L. (September 2018) Uno studio RCT di implementazione di un intervento per genitori di adolescenti: Connect Parent Group. Presentation delivered at the AIP National Congress, section of Psychology of Development and Education, Turin, Italy. Click here

Alfredsson, E. K., Thorvaldsson, V., Axberg, U., Broberg, A., G. (2018). Parenting programs during adolescence: Outcomes from universal and targeted interventions offered in real-world settings. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12446. Click here

Moretti, M. M., Pasalich, D. S., & O’Donnell, K. A. (2018). 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.


Osman, F., Salari, R., Klingberg-Allvin, M., Schon, U., K., Flacking, R. (2017). Effects of a culturally tailored parenting support programme in Somali-born parents’ mental health and sense of competence in parenting: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 7. doi:10.1136. Click here

Rooth, H., Forinder, U., Piuva, K. and Söderbäck, M. (2017). An assessment of two parenting training manuals used in Swedish parenting interventions. Children & Society. 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. 


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


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 Forum42(1), 71-85. doi:10.1007/s10566-012-9189-3. Click here 


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 Health, 9(8), 551-555. Click here