Costs and longer-term savings of parenting programmes for the prevention of persistent conduct disorder: a modelling study
Conduct disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders in children and may persist into adulthood in about 50% of cases. The costs to society are high and impact many public sector agencies.
Parenting programmes have been shown to positively affect child behaviour, but little is known about their potential long-term cost-effectiveness.
This report estimates the costs of and longer-term savings from evidence-based parenting programmes for the prevention of persistent conduct disorder.