Accepted for Publication: May 1, 2013.
Published Online: November 4, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.2919.
Study concept and design: Perrin, Sheldrick, McMenamy, Carter.
Acquisition of data: Perrin, Sheldrick, McMenamy, Henson.
Analysis and interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Perrin, Sheldrick, Henson.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Sheldrick.
Obtained funding: Perrin, Sheldrick, McMenamy, Carter.
Administrative, technical, or material support: McMenamy, Henson, Carter.
Study supervision: Perrin, Sheldrick, McMenamy.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health R01 grant MH076244-01.
Role of the Sponsor: The National Institute of Mental Health had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Previous Presentation: A previous version of this article was presented at the Academic Pediatric Association’s Presidential Plenary Session; April 30, 2012; Boston, Massachusetts.
Additional Contributions: Many people contributed to the success of this project. We are indebted to the pediatricians and their staffs who worked with us over several years. They were creative and committed in devising office systems for screening, referring parents to groups, and co-leading the groups (Codman Square Health Center; Martha Eliot Health Center; Medical Associates Pediatrics, Leominster; Massachusetts General Hospital’s Chelsea Health Care Center; Massachusetts General Hospital’s Revere Health Care Center; Pediatric Healthcare Associates, Peabody; Pediatrics West, Westford; Southboro Medical Group; Westwood-Mansfield Pediatric Associates PC; Wilmington Pediatrics; and Woburn Pediatric Associates). In addition, a dedicated team of research assistants was committed to enrolling parents, facilitating group meetings, and collecting and managing data: Archana Asundi, BA, Andrea Farnham, BA, Kathryn Mattern, BA, Maria Mayoral, BA, Emily Neger, BA, Dana Peterson, BA, and Meredith Phelps, BA. Saralyn Byler and Sara Hunt assisted with fidelity monitoring. In addition to 2 of the co-authors, Alexis Hinchey, LICSW, and Julie Weieneth, PhD, served admirably as group leaders. The staff of Carolyn Webster-Stratton, PhD, coded the videotaped assessments using its Dyadic Parent-Child Interactive Coding System. Steven Cohen, PhD, assisted with data analysis. And of course the project’s success reflects most of all on the parents who gave generously of their time and effort.