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Robert Fox

Behavior Problems

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Maternal Characteristics And Child Problem Behaviors: A Comparison Of Foster And Biological Mothers, Rose Lucey, Robert A. Fox, Judith B. Byrnes Nov 2012

Maternal Characteristics And Child Problem Behaviors: A Comparison Of Foster And Biological Mothers, Rose Lucey, Robert A. Fox, Judith B. Byrnes

Robert Fox

The purpose of this exploratory study was to compare the parenting behavior, stress and support of foster mothers and biological mothers of young children. A sample of 60 mothers of young children (30 foster mothers, 30 biological mothers) completed measures of parenting behavior, parenting stress, child problem behaviors, and perceived social support. Findings indicated that biological mothers were single and younger than foster mothers. In addition, biological mothers utilized more verbal and corporal discipline than foster mothers, experienced greater parental distress and received less social support for their parenting. Implications of these findings are discussed.


Parenting Latino Toddlers And Preschoolers: Clinical And Nonclinical Samples, Marie E. Perez, Robert A. Fox Nov 2012

Parenting Latino Toddlers And Preschoolers: Clinical And Nonclinical Samples, Marie E. Perez, Robert A. Fox

Robert Fox

Parenting practices contribute significantly to the social-emotional development of young children. There is limited literature that addresses the role of culture in parenting, particularly among Latino families who have very young children with significant behavior problems. The current study compared the parenting practices of 30 low-income Latino mothers whose young children had been referred for mental health services for their behavior problems with a similar group of 30 mothers of children without behavior problems. Results showed that mothers in the clinical sample nurtured their children less often and used more frequent verbal and corporal punishment as discipline than the nonclinical ...


A Mental Health Clinic For Toddlers With Developmental Delays And Behavior Problems, Robert A. Fox, Kathryn M. Keller, Patricia L. Grede, Ann M. Bartosz Nov 2012

A Mental Health Clinic For Toddlers With Developmental Delays And Behavior Problems, Robert A. Fox, Kathryn M. Keller, Patricia L. Grede, Ann M. Bartosz

Robert Fox

A mental health clinic was developed for toddlers with developmental disabilities and significant behavior problems from families living in poverty. The clinic was a collaborative effort between a community-based Birth-to-Three agency and a university. The purpose of this clinic was threefold: to provide direct mental health services for these young children, to train graduate students to work with this population, and to begin to contribute to the limited research available in this area. This paper describes the clinical intake procedures and outcomes for the 81 children served by the clinic over a 2-year period. Referral concerns included tantrums, aggression, oppositional ...