ERIC Number: ED371847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Involving Parents as Partners in a Peer Facilitation Model of Parenting.
Buntin, Kathleen R.
As a practicum project, an elementary school counselor developed and implemented a parent education program centered on the use of parents as models and peer facilitators for other parents. Based upon a survey of parents' self-professed needs, the program focused on parenting skills designed to help children avoid such high-risk behaviors as alcohol and drug use. Workshops were held for five parent volunteers to acquaint them with PRIDE Parent Training's Parent to Parent video course on alcohol and drug abuse prevention. These parents would then use the videotapes and supporting materials with other neighborhood parents in peer group meetings. Although no peer classes were held, several were scheduled for the following school year, and parental involvement in school activities increased due to interest in the program. (Three appendixes provide copies of the parent survey, along with program evaluation forms in English and Spanish.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.