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Message ID: 9618
Date: 2014-04-10

Author:Andrew Benesh

Subject:Re: looking for valid measures of parent-child relationship quality and attachment

Have you considered Eyberg's Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System? I haven't looked at the metrics for the most recent version, but I believe it captures most if your criteria - an observational measures of parent child relationship (and parenting skills) with acceptable reliability and validity in a middle to late childhood population. I haven't searched for it, but I'm fairly certain there's some existing research using it as an outcome measure for PCIT in populations with abuse and neglect. -- Andrew Benesh Doctoral Student Family and Child Sciences The Florida State University On Apr 9, 2014 2:01 PM, "Sarah Dauber" > wrote: Hello, I am looking for standardized, validated measures of parent-child relationship quality to be used in a research study evaluating a therapeutic supervised visitation program for child welfare involved families. We are looking to evaluate the program for children ages 5-10 (approximately) so I need to find measures that are valid for that age group. I would like to assess parent-child attachment and/or quality of parenting/parent-child interaction. I’m looking for observational coding systems that can be used to code a structured interaction task between parent and child and also either self-report or observational measures of quality of attachment bond between parent and child. We are evaluating the relationship between and child and a non-custodial parent so the measure would need to be valid in a case where the child and parent don’t live together and don’t see each other very often. Any suggestions would be most appreciated! Thank you. Sarah Dauber, Ph.D. Director of Research and Evaluation The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children 161 William Street-9th Floor New York, NY 10038 Tel: (212) 233-5500 ext. 224 Fax: (212) 791-5227 Email: sdauber@nyspcc.org

Have you considered Eyberg's Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System? I haven't looked at the metrics for the most recent version, but I believe it captures most if your criteria - an observational measures of parent child relationship (and parenting skills) with acceptable reliability and validity in a middle to late childhood population. I haven't searched for it, but I'm fairly certain there's some existing research using it as an outcome measure for PCIT in populations with abuse and neglect. -- Andrew Benesh Doctoral Student Family and Child Sciences The Florida State University On Apr 9, 2014 2:01 PM, "Sarah Dauber" > wrote: Hello, I am looking for standardized, validated measures of parent-child relationship quality to be used in a research study evaluating a therapeutic supervised visitation program for child welfare involved families. We are looking to evaluate the program for children ages 5-10 (approximately) so I need to find measures that are valid for that age group. I would like to assess parent-child attachment and/or quality of parenting/parent-child interaction. I’m looking for observational coding systems that can be used to code a structured interaction task between parent and child and also either self-report or observational measures of quality of attachment bond between parent and child. We are evaluating the relationship between and child and a non-custodial parent so the measure would need to be valid in a case where the child and parent don’t live together and don’t see each other very often. Any suggestions would be most appreciated! Thank you. Sarah Dauber, Ph.D. Director of Research and Evaluation The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children 161 William Street-9th Floor New York, NY 10038 Tel: (212) 233-5500 ext. 224 Fax: (212) 791-5227 Email: sdaubernyspcc.org