Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Mexican federal government; Neuvo León state government; Agricultural Experiment Station and the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul; Michigan State University (MSU) College of Social Science; MSU department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS); MSU Office of the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement (UOE); University of Minnesota and MSU
In this manuscript, we describe the initial steps of an international program of prevention research in Monterrey, México. Specifically, we present a feasibility study focused on exploring the level of acceptability reported by a group of Mexican mothers who were exposed to a culturally adapted parenting intervention originally developed in the United States. The efficacious intervention adapted in this investigation is known as Parent Management Training, the Oregon Model (PMTO®). Following a description of our international partnership, we describe the implementation of the pilot study aimed at determining initial feasibility. Qualitative data provided by 40 Mexican mothers exposed to the culturally adapted parenting intervention illustrate the participants’ high level of receptivity toward the intervention, as well as the beneficial impact on their parenting practices.
Parra-Cardona, J. R., Aguilar, E., Wieling, E., Domenech Rodríguez, M., & Fitzgerald, H. (2015). Closing the gap between two countries: Feasibility of dissemination of an evidence-based parenting intervention in México. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 41, 465-480. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12098