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Community implementation of PMTO(™) : Impacts on referrals to specialist services and schools.
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PMID:  23025253     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Sigmarsdóttir, M. and Björnsdóttir, A., (2012). Community implementation of PMTO™: Impacts on referrals to specialist services and schools. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. In 2000, the city of Hafnarfjörður, Iceland, implemented Parent Management Training - Oregon Model (PMTO(™) ) to prevent and treat behavioral problems among children. This paper describes the implementation and findings regarding impacts in the community. As hypothesized, findings showed that the number of referrals to specialist services decreased in Hafnarfjörður following PMTO implementation and increased in two comparison communities not implementing the method. Within the Hafnarfjörður community, recorded instances of behavior problems reduced in elementary schools working in line with PMTO. The results presented are the first such findings in Iceland and suggest the kinds of systematic changes communities may experience following the implementation of an evidence-based program.
Margrét Sigmarsdóttir; Anna Björnsdóttir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1467-9450     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Psychol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404510     Medline TA:  Scand J Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology © 2012 The Scandinavian Psychological Associations.
Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark School Administration Office, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland.
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