Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Dissertations & Theses

Parenting

2017

Articles 1 - 2 of 2

Full-Text Articles in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Childrearing Challenges In Parental Adhd: A Pilot Study And Proposed Research Design, David Porrino Jan 2017

Childrearing Challenges In Parental Adhd: A Pilot Study And Proposed Research Design, David Porrino

Dissertations & Theses

An emerging body of research on the functional impairments of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults notes that parents with ADHD are likely to experience challenges in several facets of childrearing (e.g., Chronis-Tuscano et al., 2008a; Murray & Johnston, 2006). Despite empirical evidence suggesting parents with ADHD have particular kinds of struggles, research evaluating the effects of adult ADHD treatment on parenting challenges is quite scarce. By contrast, a breadth of research indicates that adult ADHD interventions, particularly pharmacotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), are effective in ameliorating ADHD symptoms. Further, CBT has shown to be an efficacious adjunctive treatment for ADHD and is associated with improvements in global functioning among ADHD-adults (e.g., Safren et al., 2005; Weiss et al., 2012). This dissertation proposes a conceptual framework outlining the mechanisms by which combined pharmacotherapy and CBT would be an effective treatment plan to address parenting challenges in adult ADHD. A small pilot study was conducted comparing parenting ratings between ADHD-parents and non-ADHD controls. The results of the pilot study are presented in the context of providing groundwork for a ...


Transracial Adoptees’ Thoughts On Culturally Competent Parenting, Molly Conley Jan 2017

Transracial Adoptees’ Thoughts On Culturally Competent Parenting, Molly Conley

Dissertations & Theses

Transracial adoption, the adoption of a child of a different race than those of the adoptive parents, occurs in approximately 40% of all adoptions. While transracial adoption alone is not sufficient to cause mental health concerns, it does pose a series of unique challenges that can impact self-esteem, racial identity, and sense of belonging in adoptees. Much of the research on adoption focuses on adoptive parents, collecting quantitative data from adoptees, and mental health professionals’ views of adoptees’ experiences. This study elicited feedback from adult transracial adoptees on Vonk’s 2001 model of culturally competent parenting. Data were interpreted using ...