Event Title

Does Poor Mental Health Influence Parenting Behavior among Substance Use Disorder Parents? An Examination across Father Only and Dual Couples with a Substance Use Disorder

Student Presenter Information

Tyler D. White, Old Dominion University

Presentation Type

Event

Disciplines

Psychology

Description/Abstract

This presentation will examine father only and dual parent substance abuse on parents’ reports of depression, anxiety, and hostility, and their children’s reports of mothers’ and fathers’ acceptance, psychological control, knowledge of youth’s whereabouts. Controlling for mothers’ mental health symptoms, fathers’ depressive symptoms and anxiety were associated with higher maternal knowledge of children’s whereabouts. Controlling for fathers’ mental health symptoms, higher reports of depression, anxiety, and hostility for mothers were associated with lower paternal knowledge of children’s whereabouts. Other findings demonstrated the importance of parents’ mental health symptoms by family type for parenting, especially father only families with substance use.

Comments

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michelle L. Kelley

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library Conference Room 1311

Start Date

13-2-2016 11:30 AM

End Date

13-2-2016 12:30 PM

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Feb 13th, 11:30 AM Feb 13th, 12:30 PM

Does Poor Mental Health Influence Parenting Behavior among Substance Use Disorder Parents? An Examination across Father Only and Dual Couples with a Substance Use Disorder

Learning Commons @ Perry Library Conference Room 1311

This presentation will examine father only and dual parent substance abuse on parents’ reports of depression, anxiety, and hostility, and their children’s reports of mothers’ and fathers’ acceptance, psychological control, knowledge of youth’s whereabouts. Controlling for mothers’ mental health symptoms, fathers’ depressive symptoms and anxiety were associated with higher maternal knowledge of children’s whereabouts. Controlling for fathers’ mental health symptoms, higher reports of depression, anxiety, and hostility for mothers were associated with lower paternal knowledge of children’s whereabouts. Other findings demonstrated the importance of parents’ mental health symptoms by family type for parenting, especially father only families with substance use.