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Research Support for Effectiveness Training

Overview of Research and Outcome Studies in Australia and the US

Studies of Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) have produced evidence-based positive outcomes over a generation for Australian parents taking the course.   A large investigation into the outcomes from 26 PET courses run by different instructors in six states of Australia (Wood, 2003)  focused on the current relevance of P.E.T. for a radically changed society in which emotional health, interpersonal skills, and problem prevention have all been shown to be of crucial importance for parents and their families today. Experimental results showed P.E.T. groups achieved substantially and significantly higher scores than controls on the core skills of empathic listening, appropriate assertiveness and conflict resolution.  Compared with controls the P.E.T. parents showed a significantly greater reduction in levels of parental stress about their family concerns.

More information about the research support for P.E.T. (an overview)

Full Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) thesis publication

Blogs to keep informed (see below)

Why Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) Works: How Today’s Evidence Supports the P.E.T. Approach to Parenting by Larissa Dan

The Trouble with Time Out by Larissa Dan

Links

International sites

Gordon International Training
www.gordontraining.com

Links to our sister sites in Australia

Victorian branch
www.parenttraining.com.au

www.effectivenesstraining.com.au

From the ETIA Blog

Written by instructors, the ETIA blog provides a wealth of information and practical advice.

The Trouble with Time Out

The Trouble with Time Out

Written by Larissa Dann

In our quest to parent effectively, to do the best by our children, ourselves and our family, we think carefully about the best way to discipline our child.

Testimonials

What participants say about Effectiveness Training Courses.

“The Parent Effectiveness Training course was genuinely enlightening, practical and impactful. What I learned in the course has improved my relationships at home as well as at work. Additionally, taking the course with other parents (who have children of all ages) provided a level of inspirational peer sharing and learning that I had not initially anticipated.”

- Michael Wester- father of two
Loving Family | About ETIA

About ETIA

The Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia (ETIA) Ltd is a not-for-profit, community based organisation that is dedicated to making courses in communication and conflict resolution skills available and accessible to all people in Australia.

ETIA’s mission is to provide individuals with effective communication and conflict resolution skills to build connected, harmonious relationships.

Our inspiration and programs come from the late Dr Thomas Gordon who is the author and founder of Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) program and Gordon Training International (GTI).

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