ERIC Number: ED439794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Adolescent Connections: A Guide to Selecting Resource Materials for Parents of Adolescents.
Sheriff, Christine M.
Since 1989, ParentLink has been devoted to supporting Missouri families and children by working with community teams to promote and support parenting efforts through a variety of means. Noting the widespread problem with high-risk behavior among Missouri adolescents and the importance of communication between parents and their adolescents in reducing teen involvement in risk behavior, ParentLink enlisted the help of an advisory group of professionals with experience and expertise in parenting adolescents to identify parenting resources to be made available for loan through the ParentLink library. This guide, written for parents of adolescents and the professionals who work with those parents, provides reviews of materials related to parenting adolescents, including books, curricula, videos, pamphlets, and Web sites. Materials are research-based and deal with sexuality education, risk-taking behaviors, consequences of pregnancy, sexually-transmitted diseases, and AIDS. The guide's introduction describes the review process. A quick reference section delineates the 67 items reviewed, the format of each item, the number of reviewers, and how each scored on the eight evaluation criteria. A narrative section provides more specific information about the materials and includes reviewers' comments. Three appendices provide a quick reference to Web site evaluations and the evaluation forms used by reviewers. (KB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Child Rearing, Family Programs, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Parenting Skills, Parents, Pregnancy, Prevention, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Substance Abuse, Youth Problems
ParentLink, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1205 University Avenue, Suite 800, Columbia, MO 65211 ($15). Tel: 800-552-8522 (Toll Free in Missouri); Tel: 573-882-7323; Web site: http://outreach.missouri.edu/parentlink.
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Health, Jefferson City.
Authoring Institution: ParentLink, Columbia, MO.