ERIC Number: ED344172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Parents' Role in Teenage Health Problems: Allies or Adversaries?. Meeting Highlights and Background Briefing Report. Report of a Family Impact Seminar (Washington, D.C., September 21, 1990).
Ooms, Theodora; Owen, Todd
This report contains highlights from a seminar on the role of parents in helping adolescents with their health problems. Comments by these panelists is summarized: Judy Areen, dean, Georgetown University Law Center; Barbara Popper, founder and board member of Children in Hospitals, Inc. and resource specialist at the Federation for Children with Special Needs; Vernon Oakes, professor of marketing at Howard University, and member of Toughlove; and Naomi Karp, second vice-president, Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, and partner in Family and Integration Resources. These topics, discussed at the seminar, are summarized: (1) exceptions to the parent consent presumption; (2) parent notification in minors' abortion; (3) issues in health care for special needs adolescents; (4) Toughlove and Toughlove for minorities; and (5) the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. A background briefing report is also included which contains information about the special challenges of adolescent treatment; a legal framework; difficult clinical dilemmas; parents' roles in adolescent health and medical treatment; chronic physical illness and disability; the contribution of the parent movement; the role of public policy; and selected parent self-help organizations. (40 references) (LLL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Health, Legal Problems, Minority Groups, Parent Role, Public Policy, Self Help Programs, Substance Abuse
Family Impact Seminar, 1100 17th St., NW, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development.; Consortium of Family Organizations.
Authoring Institution: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Washington, DC. Research and Education Foundation.; Family Impact Seminar (FIS), The AAMFT Research and Education Foundation, Washington, DC.