Integrated Smart Speaker/Mobile Application to Promote Positive Parenting among Caregivers of Youth with Challenging Behaviors

This research will combine the benefits of smart-speaker and mobile technologies to provide caregivers the parenting tools and skills they need to support youth with challenging behaviors.

The well-established empirical and theoretical links between child disruptive behaviors, parenting practices, and family relationships have given rise to the development and evaluation of family-based interventions for the treatment of Disruptive Behavior Disorders (DBDs). Research shows that Behavioral Parent Training (BPT) interventions are best practice treatments for DBDs, including oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder, in children and early adolescents.

ORI investigators have teamed up with colleagues at Influents Innovations, Inc. to provide parents of early-to-mid adolescents with guided support for implementing positive parenting strategies that reduce youth problem behaviors.

This technology-based parenting support program is designed to promote parents’ positive parenting practices, which in turn are expected to result in improvements in youth functioning and reductions in behavioral and socioemotional problems, thereby reducing their risk for long-term psychosocial adjustment problems.

This is a subaward with Influents Innovations.


8/1/21 - 4/14/22


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)