ERIC Number: ED346380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Parent-Adolescent Relationships: Learning Activities for Parents and Adolescents. Leader Manual and Participant Workbook.
Burnett, Darrell J.
This leader manual and participant workbook present a 15 session program on parent-adolescent relationships. Three main topic areas are covered: perceiving each other (social perception); communicating effectively; and recognizing behavior as a function of its consequence. The leader manual presents an overview of the program which discusses its purpose, structure, length, leader qualifications, facilities needed, size of group, selection of group participants, and cost. For each session background material is presented in the leader manual and worksheets are included in the participant manual. These 15 sessions are presented: (1) personality traits; (2) communicating within the family; (3) values; (4) communication styles; (5) passive, aggressive, and assertive problem-solving approaches; (6) feelings concerning family issues; (7) expressing positive feelings toward family members; (8) expressing negative feelings toward family members; (9) expressing feelings of empathy toward family members; (10) the law of effect; (11) theories of adolescent behavior; (12) parental role in applying consequences; (13) punishment versus logical and natural consequences: parental assessment; (14) identifying behaviors; and (15) developing a family behavior contract. A bibliography is included. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Communication Skills, Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Skills
Accelerated Development Inc., 3400 Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN 47304-4896 ($12.95 leader manual; $10.95 participant workbook).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Parents; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A