ERIC Number: ED380518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Training Today. A Social Necessity.
Alvy, Kerby T.
The role that contemporary parent training programs play in solving problems caused by breakdowns in the family unit and parent-child relationships is clarified. Guidelines are offered to help various segments of society provide parent training. Part 1 explains why parent training is needed and highlights modern parent training programs. Part 2 provides background information on what parent training can achieve. Part 3 examines what effective and humane parenting means today and considers research in this area. Part 4 examines programs that have been created to foster effective parenting, focusing on Parent Effectiveness Training, Systematic Training for Effective Parenting: STEP, and Confident Parenting. Culturally adapted parent training programs, including those for minority parents, are reviewed. Part 5 explores studies of such programs in operation. Part 6 summarizes findings and presents a blueprint for action involving all segments of society. Twenty-two tables illustrate programs and their impact. (Contains 258 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Cultural Awareness, Instructional Effectiveness, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Social Problems, Training
Center for the Improvement of Child Caring, 11331 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 103, Studio City, California 91604-3247.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Improvement of Child Caring, Inc., Studio City, CA.