ERIC Number: ED117625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Communication Workshop for Parents of Adolescents (Leader's Guide and Parent's Review).
Brownstone, Jane E.; Dye, Carol J.
This handbook describes the tasks, materials, rationale, and procedures for conducting a five-session Communication Workshop for Parents of Adolescents. It is designed for a variety of professionals, including psychologists, social workers, ministers, school counselors and others whose work with families has alerted them to the acute need for more effective communication between parents and their children. It includes a separate Parent's Review. This program was initially developed for parents whose adolescents were psychiatric patients. These parents were primarily from middle class social status, with adolescent children ranging in age from 13 to 16. Behavior problems (e.g. drugs, running away) were the predominant complaint, but some of the adolescents were also showing signs of serious depression, anxiety, and, in a few cases, psychosis. However, the content and format of the Communication Workshop have proven to be relevant not only in clinical settings, but for non-patient populations in the community-at-large as well. In establishing the Communication Workshop, applicable goals for the workshop were: (1) to give parents specific information on how to communicate more effectively, (2) to help parents begin analyzing their families' communication patterns, (3) to help parents identify their own style of communicating with their children, and (4) to start parents in practicing alternative methods where it seems warranted. (Author/NG)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Communication Skills, Counseling Instructional Programs, Guides, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Counseling, Parent Workshops
Research Press, 2612 North Mattis, Champaign, Illinois 61820
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Leader's Guide 73 pages, Parent's Review 17 pages