Enhancing Adoptive Parenting
Behavioral Management and Treatment, Parenting Skills - Training and Enhancement
What: Enhancing Adoptive Parenting is adapted to meet the specific needs of adopters of children placed late from the foster care system. The aim is to enhance adoptive parenting by advice and discussion rather than via a training program. How: The program emphasizes the need for adopters to conduct daily play sessions with their child and helps them adapt when their child rejects their praise and/or their rewards. It is an individualized, home-based program to be delivered by trained parent advisers. Services are provided in the adoptive home. Sessions occur weekly for 1.5 hours for a duration of 10 weeks.
Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)
To help adopters understand the child’s problems and how they may be related to his/her prior experiences, to help adopters manage a range of problems such as relationship difficulties, discipline problems, fears and anxiety, over-activity, eating and sleeping problems, etc.
QIC Target Group
Both Target 1 and Target 2
QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels
LEVEL 1: Designed for Adoption or Guardianship
QIC level of Evidence
LEVEL 2: Supported by Research
Intervention Web Site/URL
External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)
- California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse: www.cebc4cw.org/program/enhancing-adoptive-parenting/detailed
- Purveyor Information Sheet: Enhancing-Adoptive-Parenting-Intervention-RUSHTON.pdf