Loredana Benedetto

University of Messina

Loredana Benedetto, PsyD, PhD, is an associate professor of Developmental and Educational Psychology at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Italy. She teaches graduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of typical and atypical development, parent-child relationships, educational psychology, and family-based interventions. She was a scientific consultant for several intervention projects supporting families of disabled or behaviorally disrupted children. Her text Parent Training, after 10 reprints, was recently updated with a revised edition (Rome, Carocci, 2017) presenting approach and empirically based strategies for parent training programs. Dr. Benedetto is the author or coauthor of articles in the field of her main research interests: parenting and parenting assessment, parental cognition, developmental disabilities and family adjustment, pediatric palliative care and family resilience, and parent education.

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Through parenting, adults raise their children and introduce them into the belonging community. Parents are active determinants of their children’s well-being, but children themselves are too. The volume focuses on some relevant theoretical issues related to children’s and adolescent adjustments, adult maternal and paternal behaviors, and their self-efficacy beliefs and competence interacting with children’s characteristics. The volume also presents evidence-based treatments involving parents as key components of the intervention strategies for childhood internalizing/externalizing disorders. Parent behaviors produce changes and consequences in the child’s emotive-behavioral adjustment; thus, a modification of the parenting style may be an effective way to help children and to ameliorate the family climate. Practitioners interested in parenting will find in the updated studies here reviewed new suggestions for preventive family interventions.

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