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Issue date: July 2006 NHS
Review date: September 2007
National Institute for
Health and Clinical Excellence
Quick reference guide
Parent-training/education programmes in the
management of children with conduct disorders
1 Guidance · enable parents to identify their own parenting
This guidance only applies to the management of children objectives
aged 12 years or younger or with a developmental age of · incorporate role-play during sessions, as well
12 years or younger. as homework to be undertaken between
1.1 Group-based parent-training/education sessions, to achieve generalisation of newly
programmes are recommended in the rehearsed behaviours to the home situation
management of children with conduct disorders. · be delivered by appropriately trained and
1.2 Individual-based parent-training/education skilled facilitators who are supervised, have
programmes are recommended in the management access to necessary ongoing professional
of children with conduct disorders only in situations development, and are able to engage in a
where there are particular difficulties in engaging productive therapeutic alliance with parents
with the parents or a family's needs are too · adhere to the programme developer's
complex to be met by group-based parent- manual and employ all of the necessary
training/education programmes. materials to ensure consistent implementation
1.3 It is recommended that all parent-training/ of the programme.
education programmes, whether group- or 1.4 Programmes should demonstrate proven
individual-based, should: effectiveness. This should be based on evidence
· be structured and have a curriculum informed from randomised controlled trials or other
by principles of social-learning theory suitable rigorous evaluation methods undertaken
· include relationship-enhancing strategies
1.5 Programme providers should also ensure that
· offer a sufficient number of sessions, with an support is available to enable the participation of
optimum of 8­12, to maximise the possible parents who might otherwise find it difficult to
benefits for participants access these programmes.
NICE technology appraisal guidance 102
This guidance is written in the following context
This guidance represents the view of NICE and SCIE, which was arrived at after careful consideration of the available
evidence. Health and social care professionals are expected to take it fully into account when exercising their
judgement. This guidance does not, however, override the individual responsibility of social and healthcare professionals
to make appropriate decisions in the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or
guardian or carer.

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Implementation `Understanding NICE guidance'
NICE has developed tools to help organisations in health Information for parents and carers of children with
and social care to implement this guidance (listed below). conduct disorders is available from
These are available on our website
( For printed copies, phone the NHS Response Line on
· Slides highlighting key messages for local discussion. 0870 1555 455 (quote reference number N1079).
· Costing report and costing template to estimate the
savings and costs associated with implementation.…read more


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