Tracking the Multiple Pathways of Parent and Family Influence on Disruptive Behavior Disorders

  • Patrick H. Tolan
  • Kenneth Dodge
  • Michael Rutter
Part of the Advances in Development and Psychopathology: Brain Research Foundation Symposium Series book series (AIDP, volume 1)


Parenting and related family characteristics are perhaps the most studied and documented contributors to risk for disruptive behavior disorders among children. They are also the most salient protective factor against such problems. Family-focused interventions (both preventive and treatment) are among the most effective for disruptive behavior disorders (Dishion & McMahon, 1998). Indeed, their effectiveness underscores the importance of family factors in the cause and solutions for this problem.


Antisocial Behavior Disruptive Behavior Parenting Style Parenting Practice Corporal Punishment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick H. Tolan
    • 1
  • Kenneth Dodge
    • 2
  • Michael Rutter
    • 3
  1. 1.Youth-Nex Center, Curry School of Education and Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral SciencesUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Sanford School of Public PolicyDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Institute of PsychiatryUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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