Parent Training

Parents might not be aware of the consequences of their behaviours, or they might not have sufficient knowledge or experience of identifying and implementing an effective strategy to support their children with SAD. Therefore, parents need either different types of resources, such as media, websites, blogs, books, or implementing a collaborative relationship with teachers to increase their knowledge about how to support their children with SAD.

The Positive Effects of Parents’ Training on Lessening their Children’s Social Anxiety 

Research showed that family-based intervention is an effective way to increase the positive results from treatments of children with SAD (Barrett et al., 1996; Ginsburg et al., 1995). When parents’ behaviour is considered as a risk factor for their children’s SAD, the most effective alternative for supporting children with SAD is…………… more

Family-Based Intervention

According to Kaslow et al. (2012), family-based intervention is an effective method for children and adolescent’s disorders. Kaslow et al. in their study present the current evidence in support of family-based interventions for mood, anxiety, attention deficit, hyperactivity, disruptive behavior, autism spectrum, and eating disorders. Kaslow et al. believed that family-based interventions may include the following subsystems: parents, parents and children, entire families, multiple families, and families and the systems in which they are embedded (multisystemic). Kaslow et al.’s study examines family-based interventions for disorders that are prominent in youth such as mood, anxiety, attention deficit, disruptive behaviour, pervasive developmental, and eating. The main result of Kaslow et al.’s study suggests that for a range of disorders in youth, family interventions, including family therapy, may be effective, either as the sole treatment or with other methods, and outcomes are most positive when parents are engaged in the treatment and when parents were trained to be co-therapists or coaches of behavioral techniques. Ginsburg and Schlossberg (2002) indicated the role of parents in the development and maintenance of children’s SAD. Family-based treatment such as psychoeducation, contingency management, cognitive restructuring, reducing parental anxiety, and improving the parent-child relationship can increase the results of implementing intervention when supporting children with SAD.

Parents with a high level of Expressed Emotion

Parents with a high level of Expressed Emotion (EE) such as criticism and/or hostility need the training to improve the outcome for alleviating their children’s social anxiety…… more

Parent Involvement

Parent involvement in treatment can enhance treatment effects and help parents to change dysfunctional parent-child interactions when the children face social situations. Garcia-Lopez et al.’s (2014) study was a quantitative study which………. more