An Evaluation of Parent Implemented Web-Based Behavior Skills Training for Firearm Safety Skills
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Degree Granting Department
Child and Family Studies
Raymond Miltenberger, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Nicole McMillan, PhD, BCBA-D
Kimberly Crosland, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Kwang-Sun Cho Blair, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Svetlana Yampolskaya, Ph.D.
BST, Gun Safety, Manualized Training, Parent Training
Behavioral skills training (BST) is effective for teaching safety skills but often requires a behavior analyst to conduct the training, which can make it costly and inaccessible for most parents or teachers. Parent-conducted BST may allow for children to receive training without the need for a trained behavior analyst. However, providing parents with training can often be difficult. Manualized training from a website could allow parents access to needed material at a low or no cost. This study evaluated a web-based manualized intervention implemented by parents for teaching firearm safety skills using BST. First, BST experts and parents validated the web-based manual. Next, we used a multiple-probe across participants design to assess the effectiveness of parent-conducted BST. Results indicate that three children acquired the safety skills after parent-conducted BST alone, and the other three children required experimenter-conducted IST. The advantages of parent-conducted BST, limitations, and areas for future research are discussed.
Scholar Commons Citation
Novotny, Marissa Ann, "An Evaluation of Parent Implemented Web-Based Behavior Skills Training for Firearm Safety Skills" (2019). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.