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Welcome to Michigan PMTO!

Setting Parents Up for Success

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Parent Management Training - Oregon model (PMTO™) is an evidence-based structured intervention to help parents and caregivers manage the behavior of their children. The PMTO method is designed to promote prosocial skills and cooperation and to prevent, reduce and reverse the development and maintenance of mild to moderate to severe conduct problems in children age 3 - 18. PMTO empowers parents as primary treatment agents to promote and sustain positive change in families.

PMTO emphasizes, identifies, and builds upon strengths already present in parents, children, and their environment.

Professionals shape parents to shape their children's behavior with the use of positive and negative contingencies.