Has there been any evaluation?
Key evaluation results:
In a randomized controlled trial by Runyon and colleagues (2010), parents and children who received CPC-CBT were compared to parents who received CBT and their children participated in other activities such as games and art. Parents were referred from local child protective service agencies, prosecutors’ offices and health fairs. At posttest, children in the CPC-CBT intervention group had lower posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and their parents had higher scores for positive parenting compared to those families where only the parent received treatment.
Is there an evaluation currently in progress or planned?
A clinical trial comparing CPC-CBT to treatment as usual (TAU) in Sweden is nearing completion.
Publications about the program:
Kjellgren, C., Svedin, C. G., & Nilsson, D. (2013). Child physical abuse-experiences of combined treatment for children and their parents. A pilot study. Child Care in Practice, 19, 275-290.
Runyon, M. K., Deblinger, E., & Cruthirds, S. (2017). Interventions for families at-risk for child physical abuse. In L. Dixon, D. Perkins, L. Craig, & C. Hamilton-Giachristis (Eds.), What Works in Child Protection (pp.).Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Runyon, M. K. & Mclean, C. (2014). Empowering families: Combined parent-child cognitive-behavioral therapy for families at-risk for child physical abuse. In R.M. Reece, R. F. Hanson, & J. Sargent (Eds.), Child Abuse Treatment: Common Ground for Mental Health, Medical and Legal Professionals (pp. 67-75). Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.
Runyon, M. K., Deblinger, E., Ryan, E. E., & Thakkar-Kolar, R. (2004). An overview of child physical abuse: Developing an integrated parent-child cognitive-behavioral treatment approach. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, 5, 65-85.
Runyon, M. K., Deblinger, E., & Schroeder, C. M. (2009). Pilot evaluation of outcomes of combined parent-child cognitive-behavioral group therapy for families at-risk for child physical abuse. Cognitive Behavioral Practice, 16, 101-118.
Runyon, M. K., Deblinger, E., & Schroeder, C. M. (2010). Preliminary analyses of pre to posttreatment changes in families after their participation in Combined Parent-Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Unpublished manuscript.
Runyon, M. K., Deblinger, E., & Steer, R. (2010). Comparison of combined parent-child and parent- only cognitive-behavioral treatments for offending parents and children in cases of child physical abuse. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 32, 196-218.
Runyon MK, Urquiza A. 2011. Child physical abuse: Interventions for parents who engage in coercive parenting practices and their children. In J.E. B. Myers (Ed.), The APSAC handbook on child maltreatment (pp.195-212). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.
Santa, E. J. & Runyon, M. K. (2014). Addressing ethnocultural factors in treatment for child physical abuse, Journal of Child and Family Studies, DOI:10.1007/s10826-014-9969-5
Rated/Reviewed by Evidence Based Registries:
SAMHSA’s National Evidence Based Practice Resource Center
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
The National Traumatic Stress Network Treatments and Practices, Trauma Interventions