ERIC Number: ED134580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Education for Parenthood; A Primary Prevention Strategy for Child Abuse and Neglect. Report No. 93 from the ECS Child Abuse Project.
McAfee, Oralie; Nedler, Shari
In this booklet the importance of parent education as a preventive strategy for child abuse is discussed. Many individual differences exist in the area of needs, strengths, and weaknesses related to effective child-rearing and parental competencies. Program goals for parent education would emphasize the following: (1) a primary concern for strengthening the family unit that recognizes and acknowledges the complexity of relationships, needs, and unique goals; (2) public recognition and acknowledgment of the complexity and importance of the parenting role to our present society and future survival; (3) development of strategies that would involve parents in the process of specifying goals and objectives relevant to them, their children, and their hopes and aspirations; (4) development of materials that are directed to social and emotional goals for children and parents as well as the somewhat narrower school-related goals and concerns; (5) developing training programs for personnel that take into account appropriate strategies for working with families, adults as well as children; and (6) developing strategies that would facilitate the coordination and full utilization of all existing delivery systems for parent education. (JD)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Futures (of Society), One Parent Family, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Responsibility, Parenthood Education, Social Problems
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80295 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.