Kaplan, K., Solomon, P., Salzer, M. S., & Brusilovskiy, E. (2014). Assessing an Internet-
based parenting intervention for mothers with a serious mental illness: A randomized
controlled trial. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 37(3), 222-231.
The primary objective that Kaplan, Solomon, Salzer, and Brusilovskiy investigated in this
research study was how effective education on parenting and support invention done through the
Internet could be for mothers who have a Serious Mental Illness. The researcher identified sixty
mothers who had proven conditions of mood disorders or schizophrenia spectrum. They enrolled
them in a Randomized Controlled Trial. They were then required to take an online course on
healthy living. The results indicated that the online course assisted the mothers by equipping
them with skills for parenting as well as coping with their condition. It also led to a significant
reduction in stress level among the mothers. The importance of the RCT is that it proved that
parents suffering from SMI can benefit from education and support on parenting conducted via
online channels. The findings show that online parenting leads to decreased stress and
acquisition of parenting and coping skills.
Koblinsky, S. A., Kuvalanka, K. A., & Randolph, S. M. (2006). Social skills and behavior
problems of urban, African American preschoolers: Role of parenting practices, family
conflict, and maternal depression. American Journal Of Orthopsychiatry, 76(4).
In this article, Koblinsky, Kuvalanka, and Randolph examined how family routines, parenting,
family conflict, and parental depression can be used to predict the difficulties and social skills of
African American preschoolers who were low-earners. The researchers used a sample of 184
mothers who were African American. They responded to an interview and the responses
collected and analyzed. The analysis showed that parents who spent more time with their
children taught them useful social skills. It was also noted that such mothers were those who did