ERIC Number: ED443530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Empowered Family: Raising Responsible and Caring Children in Violent Times.
Heretick, Donna M. L.
Noting the increasing need to strengthen family bonds in a society marked by escalating violence, this book offers a set of values and beliefs to help parents make decisions regarding their parenting and family lifestyle. Exercises are presented throughout the book to assist parents in gaining insight about themselves and to apply the principles in a family setting. Chapter 1 presents information on the prevalence of violence, noting that children are both perpetrators and victims. Chapter 2 presents a rationale for examining one's values and how they affect children. Chapters 3 through 9 examine the values of personal responsibility, personal mission, sanctity of life, one's rights and well-being, others' rights and well-being, optimism, and integrity for coping in today's world. Each chapter includes exercises for increasing self-awareness and suggestions for applying the value to family life. Chapter 10 asserts that the value model presented in the book is a guideline for parents to change their family life for the better. Appended are sample resources for youth and families. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Children, Empowerment, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Empowerment, Parents, Responsibility, Values Education, Violence
Mercy Health Partners, c/o Youth Focus Program, P. O. Box 2480, Toledo, OH 43606; Tel: 877-349-6884 (Toll-Free) ($24.99, plus $4.50 shipping and handling. Discount on quantity orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mercy Health Partners, Toledo, OH.