Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1980

Volume 5 Issue 1-2

STEP in Australia

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In the past couple of years, Dinkmeyer and McKay's (1976) Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) has become very popular in Australia. It is currently being used in public schools, Department of Children Services and other social agencies. As the use of STEP increases, it seems appropriate for STEP users to share their ideas in order to promote a better understanding of the programme. In this paper, the author

(i) describes his early experiences with parent education;

(ii) identifies the theoretical origins of step, and

(iii) describes some guidelines for a STEP leader.

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