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Parenting With Love and Limits

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs
Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems
Children not experiencing anxiety or mood disorders, such as depression

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Setting
       Middle School
       High School
     Type of Service
       Parent Education
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Behavior Problems
       Juvenile Justice
       Mental Health
       Physical Health
       Substance Use and Dependence
       Violent Behavior

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

Parenting With Love and Limits is a group and family therapy program for adolescents with the primary diagnosis of oppositional defiant or conduct disorder and their parents. The program involves six group sessions with all families meeting together and then parents and adolescents meeting separately. Additionally, families meet for a minimum of three individual family therapy sessions, and more depending on the severity of the adolescents' disorder. The program is designed to provide parents with tools and techniques to reestablish their ability to determine rules and restore nurturance to the parent-child relationship.

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Program Reviews

The Parenting With Love and Limits program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

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