Introduction: Children psychopathology is frequently associated to family dynamics moreover for internalizing and externalizing problems. The quality of parent-infant interactions seems to be related to the development of the symptoms and should be direction the clinical proposal in terms of the intervention that best fit the limits and resources of family members. Prevention programme indicate the importance to include parents in the psychodiagnostic assessment. Method: The target group is recruited at S.C.I.A.F. (Padua, Italy) and is composed by 21 20 families with children from 4 to 10 years old (Mean age: 7.57 sd: 1.69). At the time of psychodiagnostic assessment questionnaires about parent empowerment in daily life, alexythimia and child symptoms are completed by parents. Furthermore a brief video-recording of family interactive dynamics is proposed using the Lausanne Trilogue Play. The aims of this study are: (a) to observe parenting skills with their child performing descriptive statistics; (b) to investigate if there are any association between parental competences and the level of children psychopathology performing correlations and comparison between independent group (non parametric tests). Results: (a) from the mean scores of the LTP we observe a moderate quality of family interactions with some positive/appropriate trends in variables concerning the parental dimension (support and cooperation, conflicts, authenticity). Parents refer a description of good level in parental empowerment (high mean scores) and the absence of alexhytimic traits (mean scores under 51). (b) The results show as lower scores in “scaffolding” and in “support and cooperation” among the parents positively correlates with internalizing and externalizing child’s problems. Conclusions: Family dynamics and in particular parental interactive and affective competences seem to be associated with children psychopathology. These results support the importance to include parents and promote parental support in developmental clinical intervention.

What kind of parenting in families referring to a neuropsychiatric service?

SUDATI, LAURA;GATTA, MICHELA;MISCIOSCIA, MARINA;SISTI, MARTA;SVANELLINI, LORENZA;SIMONELLI, ALESSANDRA
2016

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Introduction: Children psychopathology is frequently associated to family dynamics moreover for internalizing and externalizing problems. The quality of parent-infant interactions seems to be related to the development of the symptoms and should be direction the clinical proposal in terms of the intervention that best fit the limits and resources of family members. Prevention programme indicate the importance to include parents in the psychodiagnostic assessment. Method: The target group is recruited at S.C.I.A.F. (Padua, Italy) and is composed by 21 20 families with children from 4 to 10 years old (Mean age: 7.57 sd: 1.69). At the time of psychodiagnostic assessment questionnaires about parent empowerment in daily life, alexythimia and child symptoms are completed by parents. Furthermore a brief video-recording of family interactive dynamics is proposed using the Lausanne Trilogue Play. The aims of this study are: (a) to observe parenting skills with their child performing descriptive statistics; (b) to investigate if there are any association between parental competences and the level of children psychopathology performing correlations and comparison between independent group (non parametric tests). Results: (a) from the mean scores of the LTP we observe a moderate quality of family interactions with some positive/appropriate trends in variables concerning the parental dimension (support and cooperation, conflicts, authenticity). Parents refer a description of good level in parental empowerment (high mean scores) and the absence of alexhytimic traits (mean scores under 51). (b) The results show as lower scores in “scaffolding” and in “support and cooperation” among the parents positively correlates with internalizing and externalizing child’s problems. Conclusions: Family dynamics and in particular parental interactive and affective competences seem to be associated with children psychopathology. These results support the importance to include parents and promote parental support in developmental clinical intervention.
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