Accepted for publication (PostPrint)
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
We describe a project focused on training parents to facilitate their treatment-resistant adolescent's treatment entry and to manage their child after entry into community-based treatment. Controlled studies show that Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is a unilateral treatment that fosters treatment entry of adults; however, there are no controlled trials for parents with a substance-abusing child. We examined the behavioral parent training literature to guide us in tailoring CRAFT for parents of adolescents. We discuss adaptations to CRAFT, outcomes and experiences gained from a brief pilot of the revised CRAFT program, and the future directions of this work.
Kirby, K. C., Versek, B., Kerwin, M. L. E., Meyers, K. Bresani, E., Washio, Y. & Meyers, R. J. (2015). Developing Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) for parents of treatment-resistant adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 24, 155-165.