ERIC Number: ED192231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Strengthening Parents' Social Networks: An Ecological Approach to Primary Prevention.
Powell, Douglas R.
This paper presents the theoretical base and operational design of a neighborhood-based primary prevention program that seeks to enhance the development of very young children by focusing on the role of parents' social networks in supporting early child-rearing. Efforts to strengthen parents' involvement in and utilization of an informal network of supportive relationships with others are described in terms of a mutual aid system with other parents involved in the program. The program's evaluation strategy, which examines variations in parents' program experiences in relation to parent and child functioning, is discussed. Implications for prevention programs for parent-child relations are suggested. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Merrill-Palmer Inst., Detroit, MI.
Authoring Institution: Wayne-Westland Community Schools, MI.
Identifiers: Support Systems
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).