ERIC Number: ED411967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Families and Parenting: Conference Report. Proceedings of a Conference (London, England United Kingdom, September 26, 1995).
Utting, David, Ed.
These proceedings contain papers presented at a conference sponsored by the Family Policy Studies Centre in London, September, 1995, which brought together professionals to describe their parenting support or education projects which were part of the Department of Health's Parenting Initiative. Conference papers discussed the role of government in supporting family life, parenting adolescents, and the importance of community-based programs; and workshop topics were parenting education, parenting support and information, parenting and professionals, and parenting and the community. The introduction to the conference proceedings describe the purpose of the conference and briefly summarizes the papers (Ceridwen Roberts). The papers were: (1) "Opening address" (John Bowis); (2)"Parenting Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" (Sebastian Kraemer); (3) "Parenting Adolescents" (John Coleman); and (4) "Growing Pains--Every Parent Needs Some Support" (Maggie Mills; Christine Puckering). The workshops were: (1) "Parenting Education in Secondary Schools--the Greater Manchester Project" (Penny Sharland); (2) "Parenting and Learning: The OU Experience" (Mick Jones; Margy Whalley); (3) "Family Nurturing Network" (Kahren Quickenden); (4) "The Moyenda Project" (Lynthia Grant); (5) "Growing Pains--Every Parent Needs Some Support" (Maggie Mills and Christine Puckering); (6) "Brief Encounters: Helping Encounters: Helping the Professionals to Help Parents" (Penny Mansfield; Deirdre Morrod); (7) "Teachers, Parents and Other Professionals Working Together" (Titus Alexander); (8) "The Hayle Project--a Cornwall Prevention Project" (Kevin Kenna; Alex Ashcroft); and (9) "Using Community Networks to Set Up Parent Groups" (David Gamble). Each paper contains references. Appended are brief descriptions with contact information for the Parenting Initiative Projects and biographical information on the presenters. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Rearing, Children, Community Programs, Family Life, Family (Sociological Unit), Foreign Countries, Government Role, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parenting Skills, Parents, Program Descriptions, Social Networks, Social Support Groups, Workshops
Family Policy Studies Centre, 231 Baker Street, London, NW1 6XE, England, United Kingdom; phone: 0171-486-8179; fax: 0171-224-3510 (7.50 British pounds, plus postage and packing).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Family Policy Studies Centre, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)