ERIC Number: ED270650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
A Parent Guide: About Making It through the Teen Years. A Sharing of Information, Ideas, and Experiences.
Crane, Jessie; And Others
This document presents a guide for parents to help them understand and effectively parent their adolescent children. Section I focuses on Parent Haven, a weekly parent support group run by parents, volunteers, and staff of the Family Enhancement Program in Madison, Wisconsin, which provides on-the-job training and support for parents of preteens and teenagers. Areas discussed include a description of Parent Haven, an explanation of why parents attend Parent Haven, tools, guidelines, action steps, and the parent support network. Section II provides information for parents about the adolescent issues of truancy; runaways; self-esteem; sexuality; alcohol and drugs; rules, laws, and disobedience; emotional health; and child abuse/family violence. Section III provides information for parents about legal matters, including child abuse and juvenile court issues. Section IV contains information about out-of-home placement of children. Included in this section is a description of types of out-of-home placements and a discussion of a parent's rights and responsibilities when a child is placed outside the home. Section V, the final section, focuses on finding professional help and community resources. Suggestions are given for looking for counseling or therapy and a list of free resources for help with preteens and teenagers is included. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Resources, Coping, Family Problems, Legal Problems, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Counseling, Parent Role, Parents, Preadolescents, Social Support Groups, Youth Problems
Family Enhancement Program, 605 Spruce Street, Madison, WI 53715 ($3.50 plus $1.50 postage/handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Family Enhancement Program, Madison, WI.