Exploring Virtual Group Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Format on Participation of Parents of Children with Autism

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Research Study Description

Researchers at Rowan University are conducting a study examining how parents of children with autism prefer to participate in virtual parental well-being groups. Parents will be randomized into either a 6-hr workshop group, a 3-week group with 2-hr sessions once per week, or a 6-week group with 1-hr sessions once per week. The groups will target parental well-being, be entirely virtual, and will be scheduled based on participant availability. After the completion of the virtual group session(s), parents will receive two sessions of virtual parent training to learn skills to address their child’s challenging behavior.

Parents can participate if:

– They are at least 18 years old
– They have a child aged 5-12 with autism and co-occurring challenging behavior
– They speak English
– They have access to a device with audio and video capabilities.
– They can identify another adult to assist with participation

If you are interested in participating, please email the co-facilitator, Abigail Moretti, at [email protected] to set up a phone screening. This study has been approved by Rowan University’s IRB (Study # PRO-2023-5).

email:  [email protected]