Family Based Prevention for Children of Alcoholics

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This project is designed to test the effectiveness of the Strengthening Families Program (SFP) with children of alcohol dependent parents and to conduct etiological theory testing for children of alcohol dependent parents.

Principal Investigators: Thomas H. Nochajski and Brenda A. Miller
Funding Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Funding Period: July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2006
Funding Amount: $2,896,876

For more information on this project, contact Eugene Maguin at emaguin@buffalo.edu or 716-829-5871.

Project References

De Wit, D.J., Maguin, E., Nochajski, T. H., Safyer, A., Macdonald, S., and Kumpfer, K. (2006, May).An Outcome Evaluation of the Strengthening Families Program in Ontario, Canada. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Antonio, TX.

Coyle, J., Nochajski, T. H., Maguin, E., Safyer, A., DeWit, D., Macdonald, S., & Kumpfer, K. (2006, January). The Nature of Family Resilience. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Maguin, E., Nochajski, T. H., De Wit, D. J., and Safyer, A. (2006). Strengthening family program (SFP) for COAs: Parenting and child behavior outcomes. [Abstract]. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 30(6), Supplement, P770.

Nochajski, T. H., Maguin, E., De Wit, D. J., and Safyer, A. (2006). Family functioning and the impact of the strengthening families program (SFP) for families with an alcoholic. [Abstract].Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 30(6), Supplement, P771.

Coyle, J., Nochajski, T. H., Maguin, E., Safyer, A., DeWit, D., Macdonald, S., & Kumpfer, K. (2005).Identifying family resilience. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Miami, FL.

Nochajski, T. H. (2005). Children of Alcoholics and the Strengthening Families Program. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Clinical Trials Network Symposium, Baltimore, MD.

Nochajski, T., Maguin, E., DeWit, D., Macdonald, S., & Safyer, A. (2005). Engagement, with a Family-Based Alcohol Prevention Program and Their Subsequent Outcomes at Posttest. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

DeWitt, D., McKee, C., Nochajski, T. H., Safyer, A., Macdonald, S, Maguin, E., Kumpfer, K., Labella, C. (2004). Harmful parenting: A mediating mechanism linking parent psychopathology with social skill deficits in children. [Abstract]. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 28(5),Supplement, P102.

Macdonald, S., DeWitt, D., Nochajski, T., McKee, C., Maguin, E., Safyer, A, & Kimpfer, K. (2004). The impact of a family-skills based intervention on dimensions of aggression. [Abstract].Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 28(5), Supplement, P872.

Maguin, E., Safyer, A., Nochajski, T. H., DeWitt, D., Macdonald, S., & Kumpfer, K. (2004). The impact of a family-based alcohol prevention program on parenting behavior. [Abstract]. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 28(5), Supplement, P873.