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ERIC Number: ED405545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 118
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Develop and Implement a Conflict Resolution Program To Enhance the Coping Skills of Parents of Adolescents.
Springer, Marva
The breakdown in parent/adolescent relationships, along with the increase in disruptive behaviors by adolescents, has become a major concern of parents and practitioners. The goal of this practicum is to review the literature on parent/adolescent conflicts and offer a conflict resolution program intended to enhance the coping skills of parents. The skills were taught through a training workshop and a home support/guidance segment which was used to monitor and assist parents as they practiced the new skills. These were then followed up with evaluation sessions. Results indicate that the 25 parents involved in the study experienced enhanced parent/adolescent relationships. Parental and professional responses to the program were very positive. Results from verbal reports and other measures showed an increase in parents' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors at the end of the program. All of the parents who attended the workshop expressed an increase in self awareness and respect for their adolescents. Overall, results showed an increased use of problem solving techniques by parents and a decrease in adolescent rebellion within the home. There was a noticeable decrease in parents' controlling and aggressive behaviors. Seven appendices offer a sample ten-week calendar plan, a sample public service poster, and evaluation forms. Contains 40 references. (RJM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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